Paul Weller Does Sonik Kicks at Last.fm

 
 
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When The Jam released their debut single “In The City” b/w “Takin’ My Love” on April 29, 1977 in the U.K., the heralded musical career of Paul Weller was born. Next up was The Style Council and after those days were over, Paul, not knowing in next immediate steps, eventually took on his long-standing solo career. To our ears, the release of Sonik Kicks, his eleventh studio album, brings back the focus and vibrancy of The Jam classic long-player, Sound Affects. Two days before returning (for the first time) to the site of the first 4 U.S. shows The Jam did at CBGB in October 1977 (now a John Varvatos store), Paul along with Andy Crofts and Steve Cradock graced the Last.fm studio and treated us to three songs from Sonik Kicks. Paul also sat down and talked about the new album and we dug back to his memories of The Jam’s first visit to the U.S. In part three of our chat, Paul chats about the end of The Jam, the end of The Style Council and what was next for him, plus working with the late Amy Winehouse. You, the users of Last.fm, continue to make Paul Weller a huge artist: The Jam - 9,766,787 scrobbles (600,339 listeners); The Style Council - 1,859,829 scrobbles (184,180 listeners); Paul Weller - 6,170,619 scobbles (398,194 listeners).

Paul Weller – That Dangerous Age

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A tongue-in-cheek  look at middle age and a guy with an office job going through his midlife crisis. It also tells how society fuse people into how they should act, dress and behave.

Oct
19
 
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 90027, United States
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Paul Weller – Be Happy Children

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Written about his dad John, who passed away a little over three years ago at the age of 77. He imagined he would be saying “Listen, don’t cry for me, be happy, be strong and celebrate all the time we had together”. In Paul’s words, what makes this song cool is his daughter Leah and son Mac sing on the song. Paul likes the whole “cycle of life” thing that was going on in the song. Paul’s dad, as you might know, was his manager throughout his career.

Oct
25
 
Zepp Nagoya, 〒453-0872, Japan
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Paul Weller chats with Last.fm (Part 1)

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Oct
27
 
Zepp Tokyo, 東京, Tokyo 〒135-0064, Japan
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Paul Weller chats with Last.fm (Part 2)

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Paul Weller chats with Last.fm (Part 3)

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