The Strange DVD in the Strange Museum. (1985)

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Captured as part of the Live From London series, legendary bass player Bruce Foxton and his band entertain a sell-out crowd at the world famous Camden Palace, London in 1985. The ex-Stiff Little Fingers and The Jam man shows his pedigree both as a writer and performer with tracks including his UK Chart hits Freak and This Is The Way, as well as The Jam classic Smithers-Jones. Sleeve Notes (Extract): It will be as part of the supergroup The Jam that Bruce Foxton will be most associated, and rightly so. Not only did he provide backing vocals and prominent bass-lines for many of the band's biggest hits ( Going Underground , Town Called Malice and Down In The Tube Station At Midnight to name but a few), but he was also instrumental in fine tuning the sound of Paul Weller and hence The Jam. Born in Woking, Surrey, Foxton wrote numerous songs for The Jam, with Smithers-Jones generally agreed to be his best work but he also wrote the hit News Of The World . Foxton dived into group management when, though still part of The Jam, he co-managed the group The Vapours, with Paul Weller's father, John. Despite great success in the US with the hit single Turning Japanese the band spilt shortly after. Following the break-up of The Jam in 1982, Foxton embarked on a solo career scoring chart hits in 1983/84 with Freak , This Is The Way and It Makes Me Wonder and the release of his debut solo album Touch Sensitive ....... 1. Welcome To The Hero 2. Celebration Day 3. SOS My Imagination 4. This Is The Way 5. Two Lovers 6. Work 7. Majato 8. Passion Row 9. Watching The River Flow 10. Scared To Go Home 11. Play This Game To Win 12. Are You Ready To Talk 13. Freak 14. Smithers-Jones Artists: Bruce Foxton - vocals / bass, Pete Glenister - guitar, Stan Shaw - keyboards, Roddy Lorimer - trumpet, Steve Jones - drums Simon Clarke - saxophone, Bill Wainwright - guest bass, Ros Holness, Lindsey Danvers and Lacey Bond - backing vocals.

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