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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturd80's -- Paul Weller

Paul Weller pretty much started the English Mod revival of the late 70's with his first band the Jam, but since I didn't hear of them until San Francisco got a new wave station in the early 80's, I'm counting them as an 80's band.












Then in 1983 he went in a whole new direction with Style Council, sounding like "Young Americans"-era David Bowie or maybe Culture Club?







Then embarked on a pretty successful solo career, sounding a bit like Imperial Bedroom-era Elvis Costello.



As far as I know, he's still recording and performing music, I've lost track of him completely.

There's a pretty good movie about the Jam called "About the Young Idea." I think I saw it on Hulu Plus when we had a free trial. Maybe it was Netflix. Here's a link, you might be able to stream it from here: http://www.sho.com/titles/3425369/the-jam-about-the-young-idea