To perform at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

From The Jam

Featuring Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings this October 17th 2014

From The Jam return to Bournemouth to perform classic The Jam album “Setting Sons”.

In November 1979 The Jam released their classic album Setting Sons and the single The Eton Rifles – their first top ten hit single. While their previous album All Mod Cons is generally regarded as their best work, Setting Sons is arguably considered a masterpiece with the conceptual songs such as Little Boy Soldiers, more than matched by Foxton’s own Smithers-Jones – possibly his finest three minutes of songwriting.

To celebrate the album’s 35th anniversary From The Jam, featuring original band member bass player Foxton, guitarist/vocalist Russell Hastings & drummer Steve (Smiley) Barnard, 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 and songs from Bruce Foxton’s own solo career including 2012’s Back In The Room.

“We can’t wait to be performing live the whole of Setting Sons. The album has been noted as another one of the band’s best albums along with “All Mod Cons”. It seems that even the obscure album tracks like Little Boy Soldiers and Thick As Thieves are as popular when we play them live as the hit singles,” says Hastings.

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Bruce said, “The whole idea of playing an album in full has really taken off for us and has brought back so many great memories. They were great times for the band then and I love the idea of bringing that excitement and thrill back onstage. We will also of course play the hits and more to make what I think will be a great night.”

The Jam exploded onto the Punk scene in 1977 delivering their ferocious mission statement – debut single “In The City”. “Setting Sons” was released in 1979 to critical acclaim with Melody Maker declaring “The Jam have never sounded better” and Record Mirror calling it “The last great album of the Seventies”. The album spawned the top 10 hit single “The Eton Rifles” and was the band’s first album to enter the US charts. From The Jam have gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago.

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Tickets are £22.50
From the Box office: 01202 963889 or online here.


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