Bruce Foxton

 

With his patented plectrum prowess as purveyed on a Rickenbacker, and later a Fender Precision, the oft airborne Bruce Foxton was the key to The Jam’s overwhelming power and cohesion as a musical unit.

Fox anchored this remarkable triumvirate which, to my ears, updated Brill Building pop and ‘60s British beat and expanded the language of punk with their yen for soul and rhythm & blues.  

When Weller folded this iconic trio – much too soon – Bruce put out a woefully underappreciated solo slab Touch Sensitive (1984), and plied his craft with Stiff Little Fingers.

In recent times, Bruce appeared on Weller’s brilliant Wake Up the Nation (2010) and the Mod Father returned the favor for Foxton’s stellar Back in the Room (2012). 

bruce 1.jpg
Bruce 2.jpg
Bruce.jpg