Limited vinyl LP pressing. 2016 album from the former bassist from The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. Three years on from the critically acclaimed album Back In The Room (#21 in the UK Charts), Bruce Foxton returns with Smash The Clock. Carrying every ounce of the energy, attitude and punch that he is associated with, the first single 'Now The Time Has Come' does not disappoint. The fact that it is to be released on the weekend of St Georges Day is poetry in motion. The quintessentially English sound is unmistakable. Recorded at Paul Weller's Black Barn Studios, the album features guest appearances from Paul Jones, Wilko Johnson and Weller himself, who contributes guitar and piano to a number of tracks. Bruce emphasizes that his renewed friendship with Weller, which was rekindled in 2010, is more important than the music. Bruce and co-writer Russell Hastings tour as From The Jam with Hastings taking guitarist and vocalist duties. He is the only frontman other than Weller to have worked with both Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler (former The Jam drummer). His passion and understanding of The Jam has entitled him to be credited by fans and critics alike as the perfect candidate to respectfully and admirably slip into the shoes of former frontman Weller, whom he also worked alongside in 2011. But it's not just the old songs that the fans swarm to hear. Between them, Foxton and Hastings have not just rehashed the power of The Jam. Instead, they have kept it going, with the new material sitting comfortably alongside the hits, and growing the legacy of one of the greatest bands to have ever come from these isles. Now, with this album, and the approval of Weller himself, they are about to embark on a whole new chapter.
Now the Time Has Come
Round & Round
Pictures & Diamonds
Smash the Clock
Back Street, Dead Street
Writing on the Wall
There Are Times (to Make Me Happy)
Running Away from You
50 Yards Down Sandy Lane
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