The Society of Cool!
I absolutely love them. I was a bit of a Jam fanatic in my day and it took me a while to get over the split - I blamed my idol Paul Weller. Having now seen From the Jam three times Russell Hastings brings something special to the group. I have signed up to buy their album that comes out in October, I think but I can't wait...................
I just bought tickets to see them in Glasgow and for me this is the closest i will ever get to seeing the jam, i have seen paul weller live but i have always wanted to see the jam as a group which i have never had the chance to do, ive been impressed with the videos for from the jam that i have saw on youtube, i just wish that i was born during the jam era.
my dad was a big fan of the jam and i think thats most likely where i have got my music taste from, im really excited about this gig, yeah i kno what you mean, i will enjoy thank you :-) is there any other bands you would recommend?
I find it very very sad that Foxton and Buckler hired a Weller soundalike and then formed a cover band called- of all things- "From The Jam". That´s embarrassing. They could have been great musicians in their own right, Rick being a brilliant drummer, while Bruce surely influenced my own bass playing from the start. Why don´t they do their own thing instead of cashing in on sad nostalgia? That said- if they ever tour the continent I´ll be the first to get my ticket, hahaha!
yeah I know what what you mean, its like they have tried to keep the Weller sound going without him being in the band anymore, yeah Rick is a great drummer and I think they don't want change which i'm not going to complain about as this is the closest i will get to seeing The Jam, and fair enough haha, i got my ticket for the gig in Glasgow and it only cost me £20 which i would say is really cheap considering how good the band do still sound even without Paul Weller.
Well I prefered seeing Weller himself perform "That´s Entertainment", "In The Crowd", "Town Called Malice" and a few others of his old songs himself.
Lol Kai. I suppose the world would be a very sad place if we all thought the same way. I listened to lots of stuff back then but mainly Secret Affair, Dave Clark 5, Hermans Hermits, The Kinks, lots of motown, ska etc etc etc. I fell away in 83 and raised my family so missed the Northern Soul craze but I've started listening to some of that more recently and I'm starting to get really into it. You'd be best asking some of those who have remained in the same scene for the past thirty years. They will be more au fait with whats been going on. I do like some newer bands like Modus, Berry and the Tweeds, The Laynes and DC Fontana. Really need to start listening to more stuff though and spending less time on this computer lol :-)
Going to get tickets for them in Koko, Camden. But it's the 35th anniversary of 'in the city' so they're performing the whole album for £20 as well and like you Jordan, i wasn't born when the Jam played so this is the closest i'll get to them as well.
yeah i saw the tickets for sale and i bought them straight away, so glad i did cause the band are really good live.
That´s for sure, Ruby! Let´s go out and enjoy instead of typing on our key pads. Luckily summer with all it´s outdoor festivals is over and things start to happen again! Talking about (almost) 30 years ago, I´ll never forget being one in a parka-clad army of hundreds in 1984, certainly among the first to witness the Style Council live worldwide, and we just couldn´t understand why Paul reacted so sour- faced to us all shouting for him to do "Eton Rifles", hahaha! don´t get me wrong, I too had lots of fun listening to a Jam revival band in some suburbian London pub in the mid-90s, shouting "we are the mods", pissed out of me head between songs, but it´s something not worth of Messieurs Buckler and Foxton themselves. There are acts from times of old that I enjoy very much, like Madness for example, due on my turf end of October. But they are complete and kind of evolved, their latest album from 2009 possibly their best one ever. Last year I enjoyed a Pretty Things gig, but they didn´t go on stage minus Phil May, did they? But a rhythm group (and a good one at that...) cashing in on long gone glory days... I don´t know...