Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive
They played the Ritz; right around the time the Clash took up residence at the Rose Ballroom for a week. Usually decent room at the Ritz for drinking scoping and rocking; that night the place was scary packed. I thought the Jam were under-amped; not enough hair in their live set for me (Graham Parker can do that, for a singer-songwriter). Played all the hits, but I was really uncomfortable in the back of the floor by the bar entrance.
Appreciate the story/insight. I had the same experience for The Clash's opening night at Bond's Disco in Times Square (The old Bond's Dept. Store, BTW.)
Great gig/performance by the band, but I was worried the entire night about getting trampled during a fire, etc. NYC Fire Dept. closed down the rest of the shows.