Tag Archives: Steve Barnard

Space: the vinyl frontier – back in touch with Ian McNabb

It was the morning after the night before when I called Ian McNabb, and it was just sinking in that it wasn’t just a bad dream. Boris Johnson really was the new Prime Minister, as the Cold Shoulder and Icicle … Continue reading

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Now the time has come – back in touch with Bruce Foxton

After an extended festive break, Bruce Foxton is all set for another punishing year for his band, with 100-plus gigs already arranged and a brand new album on its way. If anything, the anniversary circuit is old hat for Bruce … Continue reading

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From The Jam / Deadwood Dog – Preston 53 Degrees

After a winning set by locals Deadwood Dog and a stirring late ‘70s/early ’80s soundtrack between, there was more than a frisson of excitement around 53 Degrees as The Gift’s upbeat instrumental Circus signalled the arrival of the main act. Bass … Continue reading

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When Setting Sons rise again – the Bruce Foxton and From the Jam update

Thirty-five years ago next month, The Jam released their fourth long player, Setting Sons, a further high point in an already stellar career. After their explosive debut, In The City, in 1977, the Woking three-piece gave us the not-quite fully-baked follow-up … Continue reading

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Where did it all go right? In conversation with From the Jam’s Russell Hastings

  I’ve suggested before now that if I had any problem with Bruce Foxton’s impressive 2012 comeback LP Back in the Room, it was the fact that –despite clearly being a collaborative effort – it only carried his name on the … Continue reading

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