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    Posted: February 19 2007 at 11:40
One of my favourite bands but, as much as I respect Foxton and Buckler, I'm not too sure what they can achieve without Paul Weller.
 
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Mod-rockers The Jam are to reform and tour but without frontman Paul Weller.

Bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler have not toured together in 25 years but will play a 20-date tour from 2 May, beginning in Oxford.

The Jam sold over 14 million albums worldwide before their 1982 split. The new tour will feature a mix of old hits and new material.

Paul Weller, who has had a successful solo career, has been invited to join the tour but has not commented.

Foxton said: "This tour is deliberately intimate and something of a warm-up to our own material to launch later.

"The plan is for us to get close to the fans, have some fun and then follow with a larger tour in the autumn."

Buckler added: "Paul Weller has a fantastic solo career and is one of the UK's most talented songwriters.

"Paul is always welcome to join us for the reunion, but until then, we've got a tour and a new album to do!"

The tour will take in venues across the UK such as Aberdeen, Nottingham, Liverpool and Guildford, before ending in Portsmouth on 27 May.

The album is planned for release in the autumn.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 11:42
The Jam without Weller?

I'd love to see The Style Council get back together.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 11:48
I'd say there is not much point to reform without Paul Weller.
 
No matter how much I like Foxton & Buckler, The Jam is Paul Weller
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 13:08
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

I'd say there is not much point to reform without Paul Weller.
 
No matter how much I like Foxton & Buckler, The Jam is Paul Weller
 
Quite.   "Deliberately intimate" is a nice euphemism! 
 
Based on Foxton's previous songwriting contributions to The Jam, I doubt the prospect of new material is likely to excite too many people...still I suppose he might yet surprise us.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 13:27
I've always rsated Foxtons songs very highly. He just wasn't prolific like Weller. Great bassist and singer too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 13:28
Originally posted by E-Dub E-Dub wrote:



I'd love to see The Style Council get back together.

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That is something I would actually hate.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 17:15
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I've always rsated Foxtons songs very highly. He just wasn't prolific like Weller. Great bassist and singer too.

I've always loved Smithers-Jones, especially the band version (as opposed to the string version). I assume they'll have a guitarist/singer instead of Weller but haven't yet seen who it will be.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2007 at 22:48
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by E-Dub E-Dub wrote:


I'd love to see The Style Council get back together. E

 

That is something I would actually hate.


Well, we can't have that, now can we? I retract my wish.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 04:06
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

I'd say there is not much point to reform without Paul Weller.
 
No matter how much I like Foxton & Buckler, The Jam is Paul Weller
 
Quite.   "Deliberately intimate" is a nice euphemism! 
 
Based on Foxton's previous songwriting contributions to The Jam, I doubt the prospect of new material is likely to excite too many people...still I suppose he might yet surprise us.
 
Hopefully so. Smile
 
I am wondering how Weller will actually not try to stop this use of the name The Jam. I am not so sure he agrees with this reformation.
 
Any infos on that?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 06:32
Originally posted by E-Dub E-Dub wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by E-Dub E-Dub wrote:


I'd love to see The Style Council get back together. E

 

That is something I would actually hate.


Well, we can't have that, now can we? I retract my wish.

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S'ok I wouldn't be forced to listen to them, would I?Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 07:24
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

I'd say there is not much point to reform without Paul Weller.
 

No matter how much I like Foxton & Buckler, The Jam is Paul Weller

 

Quite.   "Deliberately intimate" is a nice euphemism! 


"Intimate" being a euphemism for "small and sparcely attended" I guess...

The Jam without Weller...? Bad idea, guys, bad idea!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 07:47
I wonder if Weller will let them play any of his songs? If not, they'll have a pretty short set list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 08:02
A bit like reforming the Jimi Hendrix Experience without Jimi Hendrix.

Maybe they should call it Those Other Two Blokes Out The Jam
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 08:25
No Weller? Not interested.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 09:27
Originally posted by Drachen Theaker Drachen Theaker wrote:

A bit like reforming the Jimi Hendrix Experience without Jimi Hendrix.

Maybe they should call it Those Other Two Blokes Out The Jam
 
...or  "The Seedless Jam" perhaps!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2007 at 10:18
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by Drachen Theaker Drachen Theaker wrote:

A bit like reforming the Jimi Hendrix Experience without Jimi Hendrix.

Maybe they should call it Those Other Two Blokes Out The Jam
 
...or  "The Seedless Jam" perhaps!

Or The Jam Tarts.LOL

As Chopper says their concerts could be brief. It reminds me of when Nigel Tufnell left Spinal Tap and they realised their setlist was down to "a cosy ten minutes."
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