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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Jam - A-Bomb In Oxford Street [1977] [Bootleg]

Brain is just grey sludge.

As you will be aware, if you ever actually read this shit, I was otherwise engaged yesterday and a friend guested here for the day: Mell.
This resulted in some crap Travis album being posted. Hehe sorry Mell but there's no accounting for taste(or lack of it right).
So for today we have another rarity.
The Jam.
A great band. Some of their tunes get right to the grime and grease of reality. They tell a story of the streets and life as it was - and still is! - in parts of Britain that are crisp, clear and right to the point. Down in the tube station at Midnight still makes me shiver when I listen to it. I just love the way the story unfolds and the brutality he tells in what could very easily be a true story retold. Going Underground is the song that means that everyone, wherever they hail from, has heard The Jam.
They might not realise it but when you mention that track, they always know it. I like it. I did a reggae version of it once when I was messing around with the chords one day and I have to say it suited that beat well. Maybe I'll do it properly and upload it here one day so you can take the piss out of me for a change.
The tracks on this one are mostly unknown to you if you are not a Jam fan but I must say don't let that put you off. They were a highly talented band and LIVE, they really pull it off.
This doesn't contain the two tracks I just went on about!(I know what you're thinking-why mention them then? Well it was to give you some background on the band in general idiot!).
It does however contain some fine cuts including a rare performance of a brilliant track 'This is The Modern World' performed Live at the 100 club and at Maida Vale Studios. Also 'In The City' in the same studio, sounds perfect.
The Cd is a mix of stuff. Some tracks are from a(very well done) Audience recording at 'The 100 club in 1977, some tracks from Maida Vale Studios and the rest are from Elstree Studios.
All from 1977.
All definitely worth a listen and if you are a fan, worthy of your collection.

Incase anyone hasn't heard of The Jam. They are so called Mod band but just think punk and you're getting there. Electric guitars, feedback yet well structured songs with blues influences and a great lead vocal. Some wicked drumming going on usually too. Check them out.
Paul Weller...hmm bit of a prick if you ask me and definitely not deserving of the 'should be knighted' opinion some people have of him. I mean, any time Noel Gallagher is asked about him he almost wants to disappear up Wellers arse he thinks so highly of him! He is talented but he is also boring and formulaic, conventional and just a bit of an irrittating twat so I can't say I have much time for him with his solo stuff in recent years.
Wildwood? Fuck off!

The Jam however, live on..
Enjoy this one.

Details of the Cd can be found here:


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Like I said, enjoy it.
If you don't like punk. Don't bother with this one. I'll give you something more tuneful tomorrow.
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Blogger The Bogus Man said...

Very late 1976 or early 1977 ... I am going to see Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers on Hastings Pier Pavilion. When we arrive, notice on the door says Johnny unwell (ooh! ... I wonder why?) and refunds being given, unless you want to stay and watch the support band.

Nothing better to do, I was one of 23 people who stayed. The support band was The Jam and they were totally up for it because their first single, In The City, had been released that day. They were bloody marvelous.

I last saw them on the Start tour -6,000 there that time - they sounded like a heavy metal band (think Weller was already pissed off by this stage).

But seeing them in a small venue, with a small crowd, and watching them play their hearts out ... that's a memory I'll cherish forever.

7/27/2005 01:16:00 am  
Anonymous bruce foxton said...

why it's always the same file? and i have to waste so many hours to download the same file. LOL. you must probably be joking, man. good job, anyway.

7/27/2005 03:59:00 pm  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

@ bruce foxton: What planet did you fall from?
What are you talking about? No file is the same as any other file..

7/28/2005 04:54:00 am  
Blogger Michael said...

what's up with these links. Id really like to hear these because the jam is fucking killer. Any links would be much appreciated.

2/29/2008 03:03:00 am  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

Erm...look at the date on the post:
'Tuesday, July 26, 2005'
- I do re uploads but I seriously cannot reupload every time someone comes along a year or three later!
You missed it mate. I don't have the files anymore as it was the other guy who posted it but he isn't here these days...
Keep looking, you'll find it somewhere ;)

All I found in a 2 second search is this torrent of their studio stuff if you like:
torrent page here

2/29/2008 03:16:00 am  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

Found this set of links fo rit elsewhere....go:

2/29/2008 03:21:00 am  

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