By Alan Davies
Sunday, October 27, 2013
From The Jam will be performing classic album All Mod Cons in full at a sold-out gig at the Hertford Corn Exchange next month.
The chances of seeing The Jam live on stage again with the original three-piece line-up are remote.
Since leaving the band in the early 80s, Paul Weller has refused to contemplate a full reunion.
Although the ‘Modfather’ now sprinkles his live set with classics such as That’s Entertainment, the best opportunity of seeing the band’s greatest hits performed on stage is by catching a From The Jam gig.
As the original bass player of The Jam, Bruce Foxton enjoyed a string of top 10 hits and number one singles in the late 70s and early 80s.
And he is keeping the band’s legacy alive and currently touring to celebrate the 35th anniversary of classic The Jam album All Mod Cons.
Following 2012’s In The City tour, From The Jam will be playing the 1978 Jam album in full at the Corn Exchange, in Hertford, on Friday, November 8.
As well as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight and ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour Street, From The Jam are also playing Billy Hunt, Mr Clean and single David Watts, which was originally penned by Ray Davies of The Kinks.
The Jam exploded onto the scene in 1977, delivering their ferocious mission statement, debut single In The City.
A year later, they released their third album, All Mod Cons, and in 2000, Q magazine placed it at number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
From The Jam will be performing All Mod Cons in its entirety at Hertford, followed by a selection of classic hits and album tracks from across the band’s fantastic catalogue.
Talking about the tour, singer and guitarist Russell Hastings said: “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.”
From The Jam will be appearing live at the Hertford Corn Exchange on Friday, November 8. Tickets for the gig have sold out.