Trib­ute band ‘From the Jam’ are back in town

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Lynn McKenna

Fol­low­ing 2014’s ‘Set­ting Sons’ tour, From The Jam bring the ‘Sound Af­fects’ tour to the Con­cert Hall, Mother­well, to­mor­row (Thurs­day).

To celebrate the al­bum’s 35th an­niver­sary From The Jam will per­form the sem­i­nal al­bum in its en­tirety.

As well as a thrilling per­for­mance of Set­tings Sons the au­di­ence can ex­pect From The Jam to per­form a se­lec­tion of hits and al­bum tracks from The Jam’s back cat­a­logue.

Adding to the sense of oc­ca­sion is the fact that on bass du­ties for the gig will be the man who played on the orig­i­nal record­ing, Bruce Fox­ton.

Bruce was ever present through­out The Jam’s five-year record­ing ca­reer un­til the band split in 1982.

In 2007 Bruce formed From The Jam and to­mor­row’s gig rep­re­sents the be­gin­ning of a three month tour for him and band­mate Rus­sell Hast­ings.

Bruce said: “The energy in re­hearsals is great and we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting back on the road!”

Singer Rus­sell added: “Bruce has of­ten com­mented on the gen­eral vibe in the stu­dio and the feel­ing that ‘they were onto a good thing’ as ev­ery track stood out and was fun to do.

“When we were record­ing his ‘Back In The Room’ al­bum, the record­ing process was likened to that of All Mod Cons and we thought, why not play the al­bum front to back as it had never been done be­fore. “

Also tracks like ‘The Place I Love’ and ‘Fly’ were never in the live set.”

The Jam ex­ploded onto the punk scene in 1977 de­liv­er­ing their fe­ro­cious mis­sion state­ment - de­but sin­gle ‘In The City’ – and in 1978 re­leased their third al­bum All Mod Cons.

Tracks such as Down In The Tube Sta­tion At Mid­night, In The Crowd and ‘A’ Bomb In War­dour Street helped make All Mod Cons an in­stant favourite amongst the record buy­ing public when it was re­leased in 1978.

The band be­came the sound of Bri­tish youth and one of the big­gest selling bands in Bri­tish history.

In 2000, Q mag­a­zine placed ‘All Mod Cons’ at Num­ber 50 in its list of the 100 Great­est Bri­tish Al­bums Ever.

From The Jam have gained a rep­u­ta­tion for the kind of in­cen­di­ary per­for­mances that sealed the rep­u­ta­tion of The Jam all those years ago.

They will be per­form­ing ‘Sound Af­fects’ fol­lowed by a se­lec­tion of the clas­sic hits and great al­bum tracks.

Jam trib­ute Don’t miss this ace band

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