New to the forum, first time poster so go easy on me.
It is now about 6 weeks ago but saw From the Jam at the Clapham Grand. Absolutely blinding hour and a half of classic tracks.
Before The Jam broke up I considered myself a "rocker" and wouldn't admit to liking them on principle, even though I secretely did. Have reappraised my music tastes over the last couple of years, including getting back into Fish/Marillon, and have been drawn into those bands that arose from punk.
Partly this is down to being fed up with the whole stadium rock vibe. Saw Springsteen at Wembley last year, love his music but decided it was the last time I pay over £100 to watch a screen. I get more out of watching cover bands in the local.
Anyway, I know that you can say From the Jam are not much more than a tribute band with only Bruce Foxton from the original, but I'd rather pay £20 to go to a smallish venue and hear (what I consider) great music any day of the week.
But great news that Fish should be touring this year, I'd really thought I'd missed the boat to see him again. Maybe I'll catch up with some of you then.