Live at the Music Machine - Vinyl 2LP

The Jam

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The Jam's performance at the Music Machine in March 1978 followed in the wake of two European dates – in Brussels and Paris – and triumphant return appearances at the Marquee and 100 Club. Standing opposite Mornington Crescent tube station at the bottom end of Camden High Street, the Music Machine (later Camden Palace and today Koko) had been built as a Victorian musical hall and was later the theatre where The Goons recorded their radio shows. By the time The Jam played there, it was establishing itself as an important rock venue, whose 1,500 capacity made it a useful stop-gap between the larger clubs and sizeable theatres like Hammersmith Odeon and the Rainbow.

The recording of the gig – bristling with energy and aggression - reveals it leant heavily on 'This Is The Modern World' material and the 'News Of The World' 45 (which would be the group's only Foxton-penned A-side), with post-'In The City' B-sides and soul standards making up the bulk of the remaining songs. This makes the presence of professionally recorded performances of tracks like 'Aunties And Uncles', 'I Need You' and 'London Girl' something of a coup.

Disc 1

Side A

  1. The Modern World
  2. London Traffic
  3. I Need You
  4. The Combine
  5. Aunties And Uncles

Side B

  1. Standards
  2. Here Comes The Weekend
  3. Sounds From The Street
  4. News Of The World

Disc 2

Side C

  1. London Girl
  2. In The Street Today
  3. Bricks And Mortar
  4. In The Midnight Hour

Side D

  1. Carnaby Street
  2. All Around The World
  3. Slow Down
  4. News Of The World (Sound-check – bonus track)