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Title: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on December 05, 2007, 03:36:11 PM
I know this should be with the other Jam strand, but my work computer has decided that several sections of TV's webite are "Harmful and Stealth" - does this describe you accurately Klaus???!!! (So probably not long until I disappear from the Forum again - HOORAH I hear you cry!)

I saw "From the Jam" again last night at Nottingham's Rock City - they seem even more confident than in the spring and have spent a bit of money on logos and backdrops! The tour must be going well - they sold out De Montfort Hall months ago...

More album tracks this time in a shorter set - an hour and a half in comparison to the two hours on the shorter tour of smaller venues. Got to save your voice / energy I suppose.

Still worth catching - whilst the main singer does do a clear (and compulsory) Weller rip-off, it is good to see some of the old stuff played so well by most of the original band: Foxton was always a great bassist and on "So Sad About Us" Buckler did a fair impression of old Moonie!!!

Catch them if you can - the new London date (all the rest have sold out) is being filmed apparently...
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: jock on December 08, 2007, 11:35:30 AM
Hi Fred
I was told by people who seen the Jam recently that the show was amazing .
The people were old Jam fans , hard to please without Weller being there
but the gigs were superb , i just wish id gone now tho.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: step taylor on December 13, 2007, 03:07:39 PM
I have been telling you all for months how good FTJ are!!!

I caught them at Ipswich on the first night of the tour (following Guildford in May) and I'm at the last gig of the tour at The Brighton Centre on Dec 21st (last night  of tour here to reflect the last ever gig here in 82).

The band are quite simply a powerful tight act and the songs are as good today as they were back in the early 80s.

Accept Russell, the lead singer, for what he is  a mad JAM fan. He was 'in the crowd' at Brighton in 82 for the last night so must berelishing the final night of this tour at the same venue.

Get there if you can.Few tickets remain. 
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on January 26, 2008, 03:27:45 PM
I'd heard they were recording new stuff for the tour, but no record or new songs when I saw them - any info anybody?
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on February 03, 2008, 08:51:49 PM
I can answer my own question! I saw this on Ceefax and this is from Billboard:

From The Jam Prepping DVD, New Album
From The Jam
 
February 01, 2008, 11:35 AM ET

Gary Graff, Detroit
Now that they've got their show on the road, there should be some new product from From The Jam in the near future.

Bassist Bruce Foxton -- who along with original Jam drummer Rick Buckler leads the revived version of the legendary punk/new wave band -- tells Billboard.com that From The Jam hopes to release both a live DVD and possibly an album of new material, and perhaps both this year.

The DVD is a done deal; the group -- which also includes guitarists David Moore and Russell Hastings in place of original frontman Paul Weller -- filmed a December show in London, which it plans to release in May.

As for new material, Foxton says From The Jam plans to start rehearsing song ideas in April, after the group finishes its early-year tour commitments. "There will be new material, (but) it probably won't see the light of day until the end of this year," he says. "We've got a few good ideas kicking around. We'll see what we come up with. We don't want to rush it. There's no pressure from a record label or anybody. It's a great position to be in."

While Foxton says it's "premature" to guess what the group's original songs will sound like, he notes that "it's not that dissimilar from (the Jam) from the rhythm section department" but notes that Hastings and Moore will likely bring some different influences and sounds to the mix. "It's experimental," Foxton says. "When we go into the studio, that's when we'll really see what we've got."

 
Similarly, he's not predicting whether From The Jam will be as politically minded as the Jam was. "I'm not sure what direction we're gonna go in," Foxton says. "We're not sure who will actually come to the forefront on the lyrical side yet."

Whatever transpires, however, Foxton says he and Buckler are pleased that From The Jam is doing good business on the road and feeding the Jam appetite that still exists more than 25 years after the original group split.

"The audience is coming out in hundreds and thousands," Foxton reports. "Everybody is kind of a winner with this. The audience do want to hear the music performed again. There are a lot of cover bands out there playing Jam songs, so why don't we get out there with two-thirds of the original band and play these songs? It's more credible, you know?"

And hasn't their website got flash!

http://www.fromthejam.net/
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: jock on February 04, 2008, 07:21:09 PM
Cheers Fred !!
 8)
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on April 10, 2008, 02:40:55 PM
A few dates in May and July and a December tour:

http://www.fromthejam.net/ftj_gigs.htm
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Mansunkid on April 11, 2008, 10:51:47 AM
...by the way: do they have a better haircut?  :o

Excellent music in the past...the worst haircuts I've ever seen in my life! ;D
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on April 11, 2008, 01:42:15 PM
Bruce Foxton looks remarkably similar.

Rick Buckler has no hair cut as he has no hair!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Mansunkid on April 11, 2008, 01:46:45 PM
Bruce Foxton looks remarkably similar.

Rick Buckler has no hair cut as he has no hair!

Foxton  >:(
Buckler  :o
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Uli on April 11, 2008, 01:55:28 PM
Phew, folks I'm soooo glad for you that you have no bigger problems than Foxton's and Buckler's hair!  ;D  :D
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on April 11, 2008, 01:57:48 PM
Oooh Hooo! Get her!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Uli on April 11, 2008, 01:59:06 PM
Oooh Hooo! Get her!

Huh?  ???
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: step taylor on April 28, 2008, 04:14:17 PM
Next big do in the South is July 9th At Chichester Jazz Festival!!!
2500 capacity under a marquee (apparently it was great last year).

Cheapest accommodation is Chichester Uni.Walking distance to Priory Park. £29 B & B with student bar open all night (subject to punters).

Come and sample the pure class of these guys and re live the greatest sounds of the punk/mod era.

FTJ are on the opening night Wed July 9th.

Do not miss out. 
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on June 23, 2008, 01:51:01 PM
"Paul Weller: 'Jam Reunion Would Be Utterly Pointless' Even if he was impoverished...

by Jason Gregory 21 June 2008

Former Jam frontman Paul Weller has said that a full reunion of the band would be “totally and utterly pointless”.

Weller, who rejected the chance to reunite with his old bandmates Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton last year, said that even if he was “impoverished” he wouldn’t consider it.

"That (reunion) will never happen, I can promise you,” Weller said, in an interview with Spin.

"It would be totally and utterly pointless. Even if I was impoverished - and thank God I'm not - I'd go off and do something else, playing pubs and clubs instead.”

Weller added that it was more important to maintain “some sort of dignity.”

“The Jam was a great statement at the time, and many of our records still stand up today, but it's over, it's the past, and that's where it should stay."

Buckler and Foxton have spent the last twelve  months touring under the name From The Jam, with Weller’s role as frontman replaced by a guest singer."
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Uli on June 23, 2008, 02:19:58 PM
...by the way: do they have a better haircut?

Looking at Weller's haircut in a recent "Rolling Stone" issue, I gotta say it's terrible.
According to his haircut he'd still fit in The Jam...  :P
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on June 23, 2008, 02:21:27 PM
Apparently, it looks very like David Bowie's on a late '60's album - and David Bowie asked for it back!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: step taylor on June 24, 2008, 02:59:26 PM
Looks more like Brian Connelly at the height of Sweet's fame. Blond mullet.
Hell Raiser!!!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Tj on June 27, 2008, 05:38:42 PM
I enjoyed it when Jonathan Woss asked Weeler about playing with The Jam on his talk show recently.

It's funny as it is Weller I'm begining to loose respect for, not Foxton and Buckler.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on June 27, 2008, 05:50:26 PM
Weller is a wanka!

Style fuckin' Council indeed...
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on December 11, 2008, 12:53:01 PM
They were on good form last night - far more mid- and late-period album tracks and less of the early stuff / singles, so no In The City, Bricks and Mortar, Eton Rifles, All Around The World, etc., etc.

Still a great show - personal highlights: News of the World, A Bomb in Warder Street and Away from the Numbers.

WE DID GET ONE NEW SONG - LATER DAY.

They said they hoped it would be a single next year. It was ok - sounded like a mid-period album track to me. What amazed me was that Russell sang it and sounded even more like Paul Weller than he usually does! You can hear an acoustic version of this on their MySpace page.

http://www.myspace.com/thegiftwoking

On the downside, they sold Rock City out last year, but this time the balcony wasn't even open and downstairs was nowhere near full - whether its the recession or the lack of new material I'm not sure...
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Tj on December 17, 2008, 11:03:51 AM
Or the novelty of The Jam returning has faded a bit.

The new song sounds so Weller I agree.

What a great band they were in the prime. I love some of their demo's from Thick as Thieves (their best album).

The first punk/new wave nad I ever saw. Canned of stage supporting The Stranglers on 1st April, 1977. The Jam's first gig North of the Watford gap.

Sadly I've never seen them since.  
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: step taylor on December 17, 2008, 03:02:30 PM
Still tickets available for Hammersmith Apollo on Mon 22nd. They do not disappoint I can assure you.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on December 19, 2008, 04:02:25 PM
Hey TJ, how many New Wave nads have you seen?!!!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Alan on December 31, 2008, 11:49:27 AM
Oops the old Jam is looking rough - although his new younger model looks good if a little the worse for wear...

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/30/article-1103291-02EA4FE9000005DC-324_634x501.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Tj on January 03, 2009, 09:45:51 PM
It's a girl so no nads this time round. ;) :-*
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Alan on May 08, 2009, 05:28:15 PM
I hadn't realised John Weller died the other week; interesting item on this radio 4 Obituary show (the first 10 minutes):  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k4l28 plus the Independent Obituary below:

For thirty years, John Weller managed the career of his son Paul, through the salad days and success of The Jam in the Seventies and early Eighties, the ups and downs of The Style Council and Paul’s re-emergence as a solo artist in the Nineties. Theirs was a unique father-son relationship in the music industry, built on John’s unwavering belief in Paul’s talent and shared values like hard work and pragmatism.


John could be blunt, and once refused to have lunch in a record company’s executive dining room, remarking to the managing director: “I didn’t come here to eat, I came to do business.” But his bark was worse than his bite.

John’s success was all the more remarkable since he started in his forties after years working in factories, on building sites and driving a taxi. When The Jam signed to Polydor in February 1977, for a £6,000 advance and a six per cent royalty rate, John admitted he didn’t have a bank account and asked for cash instead of a cheque. A&R man Chris Parry duly went round to the label’s bank in Oxford Street and gave wads of £10 notes to Weller senior. He had been a successful boxer in his youth and proved single-minded when negotiating deals.

In 2001, when the industry bible Music Week compiled a supplement paying tribute to his father on his 70th birthday, Paul commented: “He is 100 per cent behind me. And once you have got that kind of support behind you, you are half-way there, in a way. You have still got to be creative and come up with good tunes but it helps so much when you’ve got someone like that fighting your corner.”

John Weller was born in Brighton in 1931 and grew up in various parts of Southern England, including Chichester, where he took up boxing at secondary school. He fought as a welterweight and, according to his son, won most of his 200 bouts. He left school at 14 and worked as a trainee journalist on the Chichester Observer. In 1949, he was called up for National Service and seemed to have found his métier. He became a physical training instructor and won the armed forces boxing championship.

He later moved to Woking, where he worked in a factory and met Ann Craddock. The couple married in March 1957 and, the following May, had their first child, named John William Weller, though the child became known as Paul. The Wellers also had a daughter, Nicola, in 1962.

The family lived in a modest Victorian house on Stanley Road, a location later immortalised on Paul’s 1995 charttopping solo album of that name. Ann worked part-time, first as a cleaner and then as a secretary, while John put in shifts on building sites during the day and drove a cab in the evening. The couple indulged Paul’s love of music and obsessions with The Beatles, The Small Faces and The Kinks.

John bought his son his first proper guitar when he was 12 and Paul later taught his friend, Steve Brookes. In 1972, the teenagers played at their school, Sheerwater Secondary, and a lunch-time gig at a local pub organised by John. Named The Jam, after Paul’s sister surmised that it was a logical choice following on from Marmalade and Bread, they won a talent contest in Woking in 1973. For a while, Paul switched to a second-hand Hofner bass purchased by his understanding parents, but handed it to Bruce Foxton when he joined the line-up, which also comprised drummer Rick Buckler.

John did not bat an eyelid when his son left school in summer 1974 with two CSEs – English and Music – but, since the group were only making £15 each per week from gigs, he insisted Paul work on building sites with him.

John financed several demos – “Takin’ My Love”, “Makin’ My Way Back Home” and other Paul originals – sent cassettes out, bought and borrowed equipment and drove the group to engagements throughout 1975 as his son embraced Dr Feelgood’s energetic brand of R&B and revived the Mod look and the sound of Motown, Stax, Northern Soul and the early Who.

“He was vital in terms of encouraging us to keep on doing it,” Paul recalls. “And, more importantly, he was vital in getting us gigs and motivating us to play live. There were loads of times when we could have split up but he always pulled us back together again.”

Brookes left but becoming a threepiece and seeing the Sex Pistols in July 1976, and supporting them in Dunstable in October, seemed to concentrate The Jam’s minds and give them a punk rock edge. However, even if he excelled at talking promoters into booking The Jam at London venues like the Nashville Rooms and the Hope & Anchor, John was not in the same league as the Pistols’ svengali Malcolm McLaren or the Clash impresario Bernie Rhodes when it came to selling his son’s group to the majors, though a great gig at the Marquee helped convince Chris Parry. Indeed, Parry was so impressed with “In The City”, The Jam’s yet to be released debut single, that he picked up an option for four albums in as many years and upped their royalty rate to 13 per cent. He also introduced John to an accountant and to a music business lawyer, helping assuage some of his concerns.

“At the time, he was a bit worried,” Paul said. “I think he thought that, because he had no experience of the record business, he might have held us back, so he wasn’t even sure if he was going to proceed with it. We said no way, we’ve come this far together, we’re staying together. From then on, he just learned as he went along.”

In May 1977, “In The City” made the Top 40 and The Jam became the first “punk” band to appear on Top Of The Pops, though their Rickenbacker guitars and sharp suits owed just as much to the Sixties. Their first album, also called In The City, reached the Top 20 and, despite a slight hiccup with This Is The Modern World, their rushed second album six months later, they became the British group with the biggest domestic following of their generation. The Clash and The Police had a greater impact internationally but The Jam’s espousal of the Mod image and attitude in turn brought about a full Mod revival in the UK.

By 1982, Paul was struggling with his status as the spokesman of his generation and feeling his bandmates couldn’t make the transition to a more expansive, soulful style, broke up The Jam at the height of their fame.

“He was gutted, mortified,” said Paul of his father’s reaction. “He thought I was barmy. Like any good manager, he was saying there’s lots more money to be made here, boys. But it wasn’t right for me. I think it took 15 years for him to get over it.”

John invested as much time and energy in making the Style Council, his son’s next project, successful. He probably gave Paul too much of a free reign, allowing him to launch his own imprint, Respond, though the label scored a Top Ten hit with Tracie’s “The House That Jack Built” in 1983, the year the Style Council’s blissful “Long Hot Summer” went Top Three.

They bought the old Philips recording facility in London’s Marble Arch, which became known as Solid Bond Studios, but, like Respond, it became a financial liability and was sold in 1990.

The previous year, Polydor had rejected the fifth full-length Style Council studio album, the house-influenced Modernism: A New Decade, and John fought Paul’s corner, lifting head of Polydor David Munns out of his chair during a particularly fractious meeting and telling him: “You don’t talk about my son like that.”

But Paul was without a deal, and father and son released “Into Tomorrow” on their own Freedom High label in 1991, and self-financed Paul’s first solo album. John touted the tapes around and refused to take some of the paltry deals on offer. Andy McDonald of Go! Discs stepped in and the Paul Weller album reached the Top Ten in 1992, inaugurating a purple patch which has continued until now, taking in three No 1 albums and three Brit Awards for Paul, now an elder statesman of rock in the Eric Clapton, Van Morrison or Steve Winwood vein.

“It’s all been a gamble, but it’s certainly paid off,” John said. Even after major surgery in 1994 he was a constant, hands-on, silver-quiffed presence on tour. “He has the constitution of a rhino,” Paul said in 2001. “He loves the buzz, the roar of the crowd. He loves being on the road, he loves gigs. That is quite rare in most managers. Most managers sit behind a desk and collect the cheques. He doesn’t.”

John relished helping his son reach the top for the third time, then took a back seat in 2004. He liked to play cards. He loved Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. But most of all, he loved his family and believed his son was one of the greats. Theirs was a solid bond.

Pierre Perrone

John Weller, pop manager: born Brighton 28 November 1931; married Ann Craddock 1957 (one son, one daughter); died 22 April 2009.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Tj on May 08, 2009, 06:39:08 PM
Believe. My friends believe.

We can do anything.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on January 20, 2010, 03:08:14 PM
Apparently, Foxton playing on this caused Buckler to leave From The Jam:

http://www.gigwise.com/news/54218/Paul-Weller-Unveils-New-Album-Details-Treats-Fans-To-Track-By-Track-Guide
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on January 20, 2010, 03:08:41 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/20/paul-weller-bruce-foxton-jam
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Nick on January 20, 2010, 03:53:49 PM
I expect I am growing into an old stick-in-the-mud but to me Paul Weller was the creative drive behind the Jam. Going to see them now would be like going to an Adverts reunion without TV Smith. But I will certainly give any new material a listen.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on April 22, 2010, 12:58:41 PM
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/entertainment/music/s/2069815_jam_star_foxton_set_for_palace_concert
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on February 14, 2012, 03:55:41 PM
I see that Paul Weller is to guest on the From the Jam album - I wonder if that's because he made up with Bruce and Rick has left?

"The former Jam bass player has recently been working in the studio on a new album with his band From The Jam featuring Russell Hastings on Guitar and Big Country's drummer Mark Brzezicki. Paul Weller also guests on the new album, along with Steve Cropper and Ray Davies. The album will feature tracks made famous by The Jam as well as new original music from Bruce and Russell."

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Jam’s-Bruce-Foxton-to-appear-at-Rotosound&nItemID=48756
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Rockula on February 14, 2012, 04:25:03 PM
I see that Paul Weller is to guest on the From the Jam album - I wonder if that's because he made up with Bruce and Rick has left?

"The former Jam bass player has recently been working in the studio on a new album with his band From The Jam featuring Russell Hastings on Guitar and Big Country's drummer Mark Brzezicki. Paul Weller also guests on the new album, along with Steve Cropper and Ray Davies. The album will feature tracks made famous by The Jam as well as new original music from Bruce and Russell."

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Jam’s-Bruce-Foxton-to-appear-at-Rotosound&nItemID=48756

Now that is interesting. An almost Jam reunion in an almost Jam tribute band. I have to say From The Jam's vocalist does a very reasonable Weller impression and thier guitarist has got his sound down perfectly. And Cropper and Davies as well!

What next I wonder? Hugh Cornwell guesting on a Stranglers album? Rat Scabies guesting on a Damned album? Arturo guesting with God's Lonely Men?

Strange days.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on February 14, 2012, 04:28:36 PM
Strange days indeed. From The Jam are even down to a three piece these days as its just Russell now and not the other guy on guitar and keyboards.

As for "God's Lonely Lurkers", Arthur wanted Esso to play with them at Rebellion, but he didn't turn up and next day he told us that it was too late to stay up!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2014, 04:18:14 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Bruce-Foxton-and-Russell-Hastings-new-album&nItemID=85112
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on June 10, 2015, 01:06:58 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/09/paul-weller-the-jam-style-council
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on June 25, 2015, 04:11:44 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam/86446
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on June 27, 2015, 04:49:33 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam/86475
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on July 17, 2015, 02:08:57 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam/86938
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on July 25, 2015, 02:26:11 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Jam-unreleased-concerts-box-set&nItemID=91054
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Rockula on July 25, 2015, 04:28:58 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Jam-unreleased-concerts-box-set&nItemID=91054

I have all of those on bootlegs of varying quality.
It will be nice to have them in a proper remastered boxset.

Although I'd still like to get a decent recording of the whole set from the 1978 Great British Music Festival.
But only because Bruce Foxton pointed at me and said 'That kid's got a great jumper'...
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on July 25, 2015, 07:37:42 PM
Was it...

Dennis the Menace style?

Classic punky mohair?

Do tell!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Rockula on July 26, 2015, 12:46:49 PM
Was it...

Dennis the Menace style?

Classic punky mohair?

Do tell!

Actually it was a hand knitted 'Anti-Nazi League' jumper with the official logo patch and a big red cross through the Robinson's Jam 'Golly'.
I wouldn't wear something like that now 'cause even with the anti-racist sentiment it could be 'misconstrued'.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on July 26, 2015, 01:17:46 PM
Well maybe you wouldn't wear it now, but that kid had a great jumper!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on August 28, 2015, 01:38:38 PM
No new jam:

http://www.nme.com/news/paul-weller/87862
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Alan on August 29, 2015, 11:22:48 AM
So no jam tomorrow...
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on August 30, 2015, 08:34:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kev9hhI7V8

OH BLA DE HELL!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on October 24, 2015, 02:30:17 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/93085/The-Jam-About-The-Young-Idea-CD-DVD-documentary
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on March 09, 2016, 01:15:04 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/95966/Bruce-Foxton-gets-Paul-Weller-in-on-new-album
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Rockula on March 09, 2016, 02:24:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoxhUsJxnIg
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on March 09, 2016, 03:58:45 PM
Oh dear.

Sounds just like a bland, late period Jam track.

Must try harder/can do better - 43%.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on April 04, 2016, 03:49:33 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/96586/Paul-Weller-In-Photographs-book-to-be-released
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on May 19, 2016, 09:25:11 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36335587
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Alan on May 19, 2016, 09:59:47 PM
Blimey!
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Rockula on May 20, 2016, 09:55:47 AM
Blimey!

Weller was on 3 tracks on Foxton's last album 'Back In The Room' in 2012.
I think I mentioned this before but that album was basically the musicians that make up 'From The Jam' including vocalist/guitarist Russell Hastings who does Weller's parts in the band.

So Paul Weller from The Jam played on a record recorded by a tribute band to The Jam which already featured an ex-member of The Jam.

Foxton appeared on 2 tracks on Weller's 2010 album 'Wake Up The Nation'.

The new album 'Smash The Clock' was recorded in Paul Weller's Black Barn Studios and Weller will appear as a guest again.

They'll never reform The Jam but the occasional get together is nice.
Even if Rick Buckler is never invited....
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on May 23, 2016, 09:00:19 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam/93731
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on May 24, 2016, 01:14:03 PM
Seems to be Punk Day on the BBC - Bruce Foxton is on after 2 PM:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07c3wt7
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on May 24, 2016, 06:45:23 PM
You can download it here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrvln/episodes/downloads
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on July 21, 2016, 10:34:39 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam/95156
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on September 05, 2016, 11:17:33 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/noel-gallagher/96168
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on September 12, 2016, 01:13:04 PM
Old Jam for sale:

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/100199/The-Jam-archive-to-be-sold-off-in-record-breaking-auction
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on September 26, 2016, 11:51:32 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam/96664
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on January 15, 2017, 12:27:25 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-38600771
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Uli on February 16, 2017, 10:47:18 AM
http://www.gigwise.com/features/109242/exclusive-hanging-in-the-studio-with-punkcomedy-superheroes-the-spammed
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“That must have been their first London gig.” Rat Scabies, the legendary drummer responsible for the pounding out the frenzied rhythmic onslaught of The Damned’s first singles, is telling us how he got The Jam their first show in the capital.

In between blowing puffs of cigarette smoke out of the studio door, observing the vicious early evening rain steadily turning to snow, he continues his tale.  “They rang me up because they’d had a show cancelled that day and asked if I knew anywhere they could play.  I knew the guy at the Hope and Anchor, which was a big punk place at the time, so I called him up and he said it was fine for them to play there.”

The paths of The Jam and The Damned crossed several times during the early days of punk, he recalls.  Another time, the details of which remain somewhat murky, Paul Weller and co even hid Scabies’ scooter in the back of their van in London’s Oxford Street.

Rat is discussing The Jam because we’re here, at Soup Studios in Limehouse, East London, to witness the recording of a new version of ‘To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time’)’.
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on August 20, 2017, 01:15:44 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-jam-reunion-never-happen-rick-buckler-drummer-2125775
Title: Re: New Jam
Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2017, 10:33:07 PM
http://www.music-news.com/review/UK/12891/Album/From-The-Jam