A musician with such a distinguished history needs to be interviewed by someone with a high degree of knowledge and we could think of no-one better than Steve Robson of Visual Impact, a life-long Jam fan.
Life-long Jam fan
Steve had several years worth of passionate Jam memories already and backed these up with additional background research, which all led to a quality interview that took Bruce through his 36 year career, since the release of the first Jam single right up to Sunday’s gig.
The twenty minutes fly by, so here’s a number of quick pointers to what was discussed, complete with a few videos of tracks referred to.
What comes up in the interview
- 0:30 – What were the early days like?
- 1:20 – Getting signed to Polydor records and the recording of the first Album, In The City
- 2:30 – The excitement of appearing on Top of the Pops
- 3:00 – Appearing on the Marc Bolan show and how it went wrong
- 3:56 – The Jam was liked by Mods and Punks
- 5:01 – Memories of recording All Mod Cons
- 7:48 – The recording of Smithers Jones including the experience with live orchestra in Air studio in Oxford Circus.
- 10:15 – The break up of The Jam
- 11:20 – Playing with Stiff Little Fingers
- 12:48 – Guildford Uni – How Rick Butler and Bruce got to play again after 28 years
16:48 – Joining Paul Weller on the stage at the Albert Hall
- 18:55 – What to expect from the Isle of Arts gig
- 17:40 – Paul playing on Bruce’s album
- 19:50 – How Bruce visited the Isle of Wight as a young lad with his Parents – ‘Fond Memories’
Have a listen to the interview
See him this Sunday
Bruce will be playing with From The Jam on Sunday in Ventnor at the marquee at Isle of Arts.
We understand that there are still some tickets are still available, so book yours now to avoid disappointment.
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