What does it sound like?:
Playing in his own tribute band (From The Jam) is obviously going to have an effect on your own output. As is the fact that having spent 5 years recording with The Jam (were they the biggest band in Britain at the time? very probably) means your legacy is assured. It is also a fact of life that Bruce Foxton on his own has never really achieved the heights, or the acclaim, that perhaps his contribution to the aforementioned “Biggest Band In Britain 1979 to 1982” deserves. in addition to the standard From The Jam set, new music (created with vocalist/co-writer Russell Hastings) crept it’s way into the set, and in 2012 Bruce Foxton released his second solo album, ‘Back In The Room’. Backed by his From The Jam cohorts (the drum stool now being filled by Mark Brzezicki), the album featured guest appearances from Steve Norman, Steve Cropper and Paul Weller. To complete the “potential reformation” rumours, the album was also recorded at Paul Weller’s Black Barn Studios.
This album, again co-written with Russell Hastings, again recorded at Black Barn Studios, and again featuring Paul Weller (plus other guests in the shape of » Continue Reading.