Following are a collection of eight articles from various sources covering and spanning the years 1977 to 1982, with a retrospective Paul Weller interview from 2004. Like many of the articles I've reprinted here, all but the last were written during the band's heyday and the views are unique by today's standards because they are truly written without hindsight, without the scope that time creates. It's been 26 years since The Jam broke up. Keep that in mind when you read these articles and interviews.
Phinius Gage was a band from Brighton, England, playing thru the early-and-mid-2000's. Any place that yield champs like Ian Deacon and Don Brown tends to get my attention.
There was a US band in the nineties whose records I distributed with the same name, and I was familiar with the UK band for that reason, but never checked them out... until recently, when they uploaded their entire catalog to their BandCamp page, here: http://phiniusgage.bandcamp.com/ You can get it all for any donation whatsoever! Always a good policy. (continued after the jump...)