Breaking through into the rock mainstream in a big way, the band seemed set for success, even performing on 'Top of the Pops'. However, the follow-up single, "Woman's World", barely scraped its way on to the charts. Though 'Evening Standards' featured a really solid set of punchy power pop songs, critics focused instead on Watkinson's heavily Elvis Costello-like delivery, writing the band off as merely mimics. As steam ran out of the Anglo-American power pop craze, the band attempted to change their sound a bit. 1981's 'No Tie Like the Present' featured a slightly new direction, but it was generally overlooked. By 1982, the Jags had disbanded for good, saddled with the 'one hit wonder label.
Still, "Back of My Hand" had a revival of sorts in the 90s that has since continued, appearing on several compilations. Besides being cherished by many underground rock fans, it's also been included in the soundtrack of the American comedy film 'You, Me And Dupree'. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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