Jags were a power-pop band and one of those one-hit wonders (Back of My Hand reached the U.K. Top 20). Their early line-up was Nick Watkins (vocals), John Adler (guitar), Steve Prudence (bass) and Alex Baird (drums). The first LP is a very good example of that time power-pop - enthusiastic rock-pop with punk edge. After the first LP line-up changed and because the second one was a flop it was time to call the day.
Back of My Hand / Double Vision (Island Records WIP-6501) -79
Woman's World / ???
** LP ** Evening Standards (Island Records) -80
** LP ** No Tie Like a Present (Island Records) -81
Most important tracks on compilations:
DiY 4: Starry Eyes - UK Pop II (1978-79): Back of My Hand (I've Got Your Number) (Rhino Records R2 71174) -93
The Number One Punk Album: 47 Punk Rock Classics: Back of My Hand (I've Got Your Number) (Polygram TV 535 658-2) -96
Once in a Lifetime - 40 Classic New Wave Hits: Back of My Hand (Telstar TCD2889) -97
Jags - Trouser Press
Jags - All-Music Guide
Created by JJu: August 6, 1997
Back of Evening StandardsLast Updated: February 3, 1999