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Bruce Foxton pauses for thought. “How would I describe what I’m doing? I suppose I’m flying the flag for those great songs.”

Foxton was bassist in The Jam, the mod revivalists who, spearheaded by Paul Weller, became one of the biggest bands to ever come from the U.K. And in a way, Foxton still plays that role: For the past decade he has toured as From The Jam, playing his old band’s songs with co-writer Russell Hastings.

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