Happy Birthday to the erstwhile Mr Weller, here’s some favourites recorded for KCRW
Paul Weller – Out Of The Sinking
Paul Weller – All On A Misty Morning
Paul Weller – Andromeda
Paul Weller – No Tears To Cry
Paul Weller – All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Paul Weller – Time Of The Season (Zombies-Cover)
Paul Weller – Pretty Flamingo(Manfred-Mann-Cover)
Interview With Nic Harcourt
From The Floorboards Up
Here’s The Good News
I Wanna Make It Alright
Tales From The Riverbank
The Start Of Forever
. . . → Read More: Paul Weller – Live KCRW
Okay one more post and I’ll give up on the lists.
Here are some great books (music related) that have stimulated , fascinated and educated in 2012.
More from thirty years ago……….
The Jam – Trans GlobalMarch 21, 1982, Bingley Hall
The Jam – Trans Global March 21, 1982, Bingley Hall, Birmingham, UK
01. Strange Town 02. Carnation 03. Town Called Malice 04. Happy Together 05. Boy About Town 06. Ghosts 07. 5`o Clock Hero 08. That’s Entertainment 09. Tales From The Riverbank 10. Precious 11. Running On The Spot 12. Move On Up 13. In The Crowd 14. Private Hell 15. Pretty Green 16. Trans Global Express 17. The Gift 18. Circus 19. Pity Poor Alfie 20. Fever 21. Funeral Pyre 22. Butterfly Collector 23. When You’re Young
A two-part radio broadcast from 2002 charting the story of The Jam.
Another stroll down memory lane …………..
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 3 – In The City
Part 8 – All Mod Cons
The full broadcast.
Made in Britain Part 1
Made in Britain Part 2
Fuelling the nostalgia there’s some great 30 year reading to accompany the listening, including an Uncut special edition The Changing Man – The Complete Story, a feature article on The Jam in Mojo, the wonderful Thick as Thieves – Personal Situations with The Jam which I can’t recommend enough and some fantastic original writing, thoughts and commentary in All Mod Icons – again a highly recommended for any fan or indeed music aficionado.
Hard for me to believe or acknowledge but it was thirty years ago today 26th November 1982 that arguably the last great British singles band The Jam bowed out with their fourth No.1 and final single release Beat Surrender, so this week will be given over to a some indulgence and more than a little nostalgia.
Rock me gently and send me dreaming of something tender, I was brought here to pay homage to the Beat Surrender
The track edged out A Solid Bond in Your Heart as the band’s final single with Solid Bond later becoming a hit in 83 for Paul Weller’s ‘new’ band The Style Council – before The Jam’s version eventually surfaced on the excellent Extras in 1992 though Beat Surrender never appeared on any of The Jam’s six studio albums up to ’82 it was released in the US on a . . . → Read More: Beat Surrender – Thirty Year Anniversary