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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

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Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

THE JAM : 100 Club, 11/9/77

This is one of the very first Jam bootlegs I bought -  don't know why I haven't blogged it before. Anyhow, this is an early gig from the 100 Club, London, in 1977. It is dated 11/9/77, though other versions state the date is 23/11/77. This has also been bootlegged under the title "A Bomb In Oxford Street", and is rumoured variously to be a BBC or US Radio broadcast. I'd go for the BBC, as The Jam were never that huge in the States, particullarly at this early stage in their career...

Weller penned tracks from the 1st two LPs form the bulk of the tracklisting, as well as several cover versions, including "Slow Down" (Larry Williams), "So Sad About Us" (The Who), "Heatwave" (Martha & The Vandellas) & "Sweet Soul Music" (Arthur Conley).

For Bill, Dougal, Stacks & Ally.


  1. really good sound!!! Cheers !

  2. I seem to remember having a copy of this somewhere (vinyl possibly) on which the gig is introduced on American radio (some Boston station?), so that idea isn't too far fetched.
    Best regards

  3. Thanks for the info Pete & good to hear from you again Mark. More Jam on the way (just converting some Flac files)... Toronto, Japan & Pasadena so far.

  4. You made my day, Ska. You made my day.

  5. I've actually got a Jam / Boston / Radio performance, from 80-81 off the top of my head...

  6. This is also my first bootleg (Cass), and I remember another one (I lose it)"Young Man fron Woking", I think was a concert in NewCastle City Hall 28-Oct-80 or Hammersmith Odeon 82¿?

    This one have an excelent sound!

  7. Cheers Joshua. I've got loads of Jam cd's & files so I'll be digging some more out....

  8. cheers thanx for this

  9. Thanks for all the comments. Next up from The Jam should be Reading University (1979) . The flac - mp3 conversion of Vancouver 1982 is almost done with only three tracks left, though these are proving troublesome. Leave it with me...

  10. Re-Up Please...

  11. é muito foda o som do the jam, cara...parabéns