Tribute band ‘From the Jam’ are back in town
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.
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