The sound of 1978 will be pounding round the Holme Valley as Mods go off their rockers for The Jam hero Bruce Foxton.
The Mod legend and his band From the Jam are set to perform the classic album ‘All Mod Cons’ in its entirety at Holmfirth Picturedrome next month.
The gig is part of a three month tour that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the seminal album.
As well as ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ and ‘A Bomb In Wardour Street’ the band are also excited about playing ‘Billy Hunt’, ‘Mr Clean’ and the second single released from the album ‘David Watts’ originally penned by Ray Davies of The Kinks.
“The energy in rehearsals is great and we’re really looking forward to getting back on the road!” says Foxton.
The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977 delivering their ferocious mission statement and debut single ‘In The City’ – and in 1978 released their third album ‘All Mod Cons’.
They went on to become the sound of the British youth and one of the greatest and biggest selling bands in British history.
In 2000, Q magazine placed ‘All Mod Cons’ at Number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
Foxton formed a tribute band to his own band after frontman Paul Weller walked away to go solo. After a rift lasting many years the two re-connected in 2009 following the death of Foxton’s wife and Weller’s father.
Since then Weller has given his blessing to the tribute group and has collaborated with Foxton on his solo work, appearing on several tracks on his latest album.
Talking about the tour, singer and guitarist, Russell Hasting, said: “Bruce has often commented on the general vibe in the studio and the feeling that they were onto a good thing, as every track stood out and was fun to do.
“When we were recording his ‘Back In The Room’ album, the recording process was likened to that of All Mod Cons and we thought, why not play the album front to back as it had never been done before.
“Also tracks like ‘The Place I Love’ and ‘Fly’ were never in the live set.”
The All Mod Cons tour arrives in Holmfirth on Saturday, October 5.