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Monday, October 4, 2010

From The Jam-Later Days


Released today, and purchased today. In fact I was counting down the hours yesterday like it was Christmas Day. To say The Jam was/is my favorite band is an understatement. When I was a teen, they were the world to me. Really, I was obsessed with them. I had to own every single, album etc. I am still that crazy, because I want the long lost album they recorded and shelved prior to All Mod Cons....Fast forward to 2010, and here we have a band that had 2 of the original members of The Jam with Russell Hastings. Time goes by, and now Bruce Foxton is the only original surviving member, with Rick being replaced by Mark Brzezicki. I have always loved Rick's playing, but I have to admit that Mark is more propulsive and urgent than Rick was. I really wish Rick the best, but I like Mark's drumming more. I purchased Later Day on iTunes today and I am sooo glad I did! This has the classic Jam sound written all over it and Russell Hastings plays a lot like Paul Weller. Keep in mind, I really think that Russell is not trying to imitate Paul, but puts his own spin on things. I have listened to it probably 20 times now and with every spin............err ummm I mean play (kids I am 46 now) it just keep getting better and better with each listen. THAT is what makes a great song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I was awake last night thinking about band members, and who is in bands and who is not. I back up what I said about the new Sham album. Members change...all the time. Some bands do well with it and some don't. One can look at The Stranglers, Sham 69, The Undertones, UK Subs, and SLF, and more importantly, From The Jam...BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ken
Ken

9 comments:

  1. Odd Mod Cons PMSL

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  2. just noticed that....wooo man, I need to change that. Thanks for pointing that out
    Ken

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  3. great track just like the old days ( now were getting our lifes together )

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  4. I just can't bring myself to listen to this - maybe my loss, but I'll just live with the memories (Reading University 1979, in my case - never saw them again). I'm not being a wanker..best of luck to yer, Bruce.

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  5. I can understand your position. I have a few friends that were saying the same thing. I persuaded them and they now are fans. I understand the no Weller point.
    Ken

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  6. Fuck it, then - I'm gonna download this and give it a go!! Cheers ;)

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  7. Not from here though (Just realised!). Well, I'm over to Youtube for a while first, see what "From The Jam" material is up there. It's cool that Bruce and Paul have worked together again - I was happy to hear about that ;)

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  8. Yeah sorry. I the release is too new and I don't want the hassle. It is available on iTunes. Yep Bruce and Paul have worked toghether again in the studio as well as Bruce coming on stage with Weller last year. Pretty cool.

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