I’ve had an eMusic account for some time now and use it in the main for discovering new music or maybe following up on a review I’ve read, sometimes the 30 second samples don’t catch my ear but when they grab my attention it has resulted in some great “finds”, most recently a couple of EP’s from a Canadian songstress from Toronto, Emily Weedon & Delta
I recently read Paulo Hewitt’s biography of Paul Weller, they were the best of mates for a number of years then had a fall out, so the book does have an edge to it and worth getting hold of if you’re a fan. The opening chapter is logically called In The City, it’s one of the songs I cherish most from Wellers time with The Jam, the title track of the first album and debut single that sparked a run of 18 consecutive hit singles for the band, in essence it’s just a straight up rock and roll record, a song about youth, no complex lyrics, no pretence.
I ‘d not listened to track for a while until I read a review of an album by Haymaker on Americana UK which included a cover version of In the City, I resisted the quick fix of playing the mp3 and dug out my vinyl for a trip down nostalgia lane.
Nothing else to say, legend