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Paul Weller (2007)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, January 2007

The former Jam man discusses his current band, plus playing material from his back catalogue; his low commercial profile in America; relearning and singing his old songs; being an adult; the Englishness of his music; his fondness for Britpop; never being a punk; turning down a CBE and his disdain for the Royal Family.

File format: mp3; file size: 15.8mb, interview length: 16' 27" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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The Style Council: The State of the Nation's dress by Paul Weller

Interview by Lesley White, The Face, April 1983

"I SUPPOSE PEOPLE find it difficult to penetrate me," offers the pale young man in the white mac, "they're not sure whether I'm really deep ...

Style Council, The Farm, The High V: Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Live Review by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, 7 May 1983


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

Live Review by 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 ...

The Style Council: Two's Company

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 1 March 1984

But three's just that little bit cosier. Neil Tennant has a tête-à-tête-à-tête with The Style Council. ...

The Style Council: Cafe Bleu (Polydor)

Review by Hector Cook, New Musical Express, 17 March 1984

ME AND my ever-changing moods. One minute I hear 'Strength Of Your Nature' and think Paul Weller's cracked it, next I'm hearing some snippet of ...

The Style Council, the Questions, Billy Bragg: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 29 March 1984

OUTSIDE, COPIES of Socialist Youth are on sale and touts are trying to buy tickets because they can resell them for twenty quid to those ...

The Style Council: My Ever Changing Moods (Geffen)

Review by Jon Young, Creem, July 1984

GRANTED, THAT Paul Weller is a talented guy who can concoct swell rock songs and crank out a pretty fair guitar lick. But the truth ...

Wham! Style Council: Miners' Benefit, Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 15 September 1984

Pit-Head Ballet ...

Wham!, Style Council et al: Miners' Benefit Finale, Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 22 September 1984

SLAG! ...

The Style Council: Our Favourite Shop (Polydor)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 25 May 1985

Shopping spree ...

The Style Council: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 15 June 1985

Top Shop ...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Ian Dury et al: Glastonbury CND Festival, Pilton, Somerset

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 29 June 1985

"JESUS WEPT," from St Mark's Gospel is, I'm assured, the shortest verse in The Bible. That his Divinity did so over this event when 40,000 people decamped ...

Working Week/The Untouchables/Midnight Oil/The Style Council: Glastonbury CND Festival, Somerset

Live Review by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 3 July 1985

MUD: IT'S what you get if 40,000 people tramp around a small farm for 48 hours in almost constant rain. A lot of mud. By ...

The Style Council: Internationalists (Geffen)

Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, September 1985

LEADING THE Jam, Paul Weller was usually eloquent about the ineloquence of youth. Now he's an adult, and he's learned all about monetarism (it's bad) ...

Dee C. Lee: Lady Day

Interview by Cath Carroll, New Musical Express, 2 November 1985

"Glamorous ex-model", Style Councillor and new single girl, DEE C. LEE talks to CATH CARROLL. ...

Style Council: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 12 December 1985

THE STYLE Council has grown inexorably from being Paul Weller's bedroom version of soul into a force in the land. With more than a dozen ...

Red Wedge

Report and Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 12 February 1986

"It's no good just complaining in your beer about things — you've got to come out and say it..." So says Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. ...

The Style Council: Home And Abroad (Polydor TSCLP3)

Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 3 May 1986


Style Council: The Cost Of Loving (Polydor)

Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 7 February 1987

LISTEN TO the wordly-wise Cappuccino Kid: "...this affair of the heart, once it began, dispelled all the bitternenss I felt at the world, and gave ...

The Style Council: The Cost Of Loving (Polydor)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 7 February 1987

A REMARKABLE fellow, this Paul Weller. It's a strange journey he's made over the last decade, but stranger still is that he's managed to take ...

The Style Council: The Cost Of Loving

Review by Dave Rimmer, Q, March 1987

IT'S FOUR YEARS now since Paul Weller knocked The Jam on the head and launched his new group with "Merton" Mick Talbot. Ever since the ...

The Style Council: The Singular Adventures Of The Style Council: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Polydor)

Review by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 11 March 1989

THE COVER OF The Style Council's most blatantly angry single, 'Walls Come Tumbling Down', bears not a picture of rioting or the Prime Minister on ...

The Style Council: The Complete Adventures Of The Style Council

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, November 1998

FIVE-CD overview of Paul Weller's "Cappuccino" years. ...

Paul Weller: Last Man Standing

Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, December 1998

"YOU SHOULD WRITE THAT LETTER," Paul Weller' is telling his press agents, Pippa Hall and Jane Wilkes of Monkey Business PR, referring to a particularly ...

The Style Council

Retrospective by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, October 2000

WELLER'S cappuccino-drinking years ...

see also Merton Parkas, The

see also Paul Weller

see also Dee C Lee


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