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The Style Council: Cardiff, St. David’s Hall

David Quantick, New Musical Express, 1984

FIRST OFF, SOME striking things. The man who used to specialise in doing soul songs really badly is now fond of doing funk standards reasonably well. (FACT: Eight out of ten Mods would still rather see Paul Weller cripple 'In the Midnight Hour' than watch him get 'The Razor's Edge' nearly right.) Mick Talbot has a singing voice almost exactly like Paul Weller's. The drummer, Steve, wears a glove to express solidarity with the oppressed peoples of the world. Paul Weller still dresses badly.

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