From the Jam gave crowd what they wanted
Middle-aged skinheads wearing Ben Sherman shirts were out in force at the weekend to see 70s music legend Bruce Foxton rock out on stage at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.
Tribute band From the Jam delivered a flawless and energetic performance of some of the most iconic hits of the era including That’s Entertainment, News of the World and David Watts.
Foxton took centre stage, leading the band through an hour-and-half of cult classics from the group which catapulted him into stardom.
And the 63-year-old rocker showed no signs
“The small and intimate venue suited the performance”
of slowing down as his incredible musical skills on the bass, vocals and sheer enthusiasm for performing wowed the crowd.
Not being old enough to remember the 70s myself, I took my dad along with me who said that despite the absence of frontman Paul Weller, From The Jam delivered exactly what the nostalgic crowd were looking for.
And had I not known any better I could have been fooled into thinking we were watching the original line-up itself.
The small and intimate venue suited the performance, in my opinion, as it compressed the sound and gave it more energy.
It was also interesting for me to listen to tracks which are 40 years old and still have relevance today.
Given the current turbulent political times we’re living through I can understand why some of these would still resonate now.
All in all, a great gig and one I’ll remember for a while.