Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:54

An Ode to Paul Weller

Paul Weller the King of Mod has reigned for 40 odd years,Since back in the days of stay-pressed trousers and a dodgy pair of flares.
From The Jam to The Style Council to the solo artist as He is right now,Maturing like a vintage wine the Guvnor shows the youngsters how. 

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© Words Matteo Sedazzari
November 2013 saw Universal Music re-release all of The Jam’s studio  albums, on viny In the City May 1977, This Is the Modern World November 1977, All Mod Cons November 1978, Setting Sons November 1979, Sound Affects November 1980 and The Gift March 1982 (originally released on Polydor). Six great albums LPS (if we are going to get nostalgic) that have certainly stood the test of time well. Be it the poignant, yet angst, Away from The Numbers (In The City), the rhythmic paranoid and eerie Scrape Away (Sound Affects), or the power pop ballad Carnation (The Gift).  
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It is easy to dismiss Weller’s final and rejected album for Polydor, Modernism: A New Decade.  Recorded in 1989 and finally released in 1998, but by then the moment had gone.  Modernism certainly witnessed a huge change in musical direction for Weller, the usual Soul, Pop, Funk and Jazz sound of The Style Council had been replaced by House Music,
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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 20:40

What Makes Weller Run?

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In the music business, once you hit 30 you are considered over the hill, and this still applies in the 21st century. As far as middle-aged artists go, very few make an impact on the current generation, with most inclined to live off their back catalogue. They tour the world, coining it in with merchandising sales, and endless re-issues, and deluxe packaging of their greatest hits.
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Monday, 15 October 2012 19:49

Slade Remembered by Dennis Munday



When I started work at Polydor in the early '70's, it was a dream come true. I'd worked at HMV records in Oxford Street for five years, and was bored with working in a shop, even though it was the biggest in Europe. Laurie Adams, who was Polydor's Tape Marketing Manager, turned up unexpectedly and took me out to lunch.
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reminiscing in tempo zani on the jazz greats dennis mundayMy reputation for what it’s worth is having worked with The Jam, The Style Council, and Paul Weller. I was 29 and had been working at Polydor for 5 years, before this I worked at the original HMV store at 363 Oxford Street, now sadly gone. Although I knew a lot about ‘Pop’ music, HMV hired me because I was knowledgeable about jazz music.
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 12:52

Rick Buckler The Stick Master.


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After being absent from the public eye for over a decade, Rick Buckler is back where he rightfully belongs.  Playing the drums with a new band called The Gift. A live outfit that perform hits from Rick’s former band The Jam.

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