100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London
September 11th 1977
In a hot packed sweaty basement in Oxford Street in the heart of London, three intense young men were giving both the Clash and the Sex Pistols a run for their money as punk's hottest live ticket. The Jam had already cut their teeth slogging the circuit of pubs, village halls and working men's clubs, the result being a fine tuned hybrid of punk rock and hardcore Motown, a lethal blend that would quickly propel you into the throbbing mass stagefront.
Having already spent two months touring their debut album, In The City, around the UK, the band spent August camped in Basing Street studios
in London's Notting Hill Gate in order to start, recording tracks for the follow up. That album This Is The Modern World, would not appear until November, but in order to fine tune some of the newer songs before recording them in the studio, two gigs were hastily arranged for the second week of September.
The first night at the Nashville in Kensington, went well, but it was nowhere near as blistering as the next at the 100 Club, taking place on the 11th September. Which is presented here.
The reel is a 10"- 7.5 IPS -1/2 track reel.
Transferred with Tascam BR-20T > Sony CDR-W33 > WAV
01. INTRO/CHANGE MY ADDRESS
02. CARNABY STREET
03. THE MODERN WORLD
04. TIME FOR TRUTH
05. SO SAD ABOUT US
06. LONDON GIRL
07. IN THE STREETS TODAY
09. ALL AROUND THE WORLD
10. LONDON TRAFFIC
12. SLOW DOWN
13. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
14. SOUNDS FROM THE STREET
15. TAKIN MY LOVE
No doubt whatsoever, this is the best early Jam bootleg with a fantastic performance and sound quality to match
The link for this has been removed as it is now an official release.
See the box set: Fire & Skill: The Jam Live (2015)