19 October 2007

Something 4 The Weekend # 42


Paul Weller! The Modfather!
30 years in the game, first with the incendiary and legendary band, The Jam, then at the vanguard of the Jazzpop scene with The Style Council, and finally rocking the Heavy Soul and British Folk and just about everything else as a solo artist...

I've got plenty of heroes, many of them musicians/songwriters, and Paul Weller is certainly near the top...I'm pretty sure he's a national treasure in England, but here in the States, he's always kind of flown under the radar...And I often wonder if Weller himself feels like he's always stood in the shadows of Elvis Costello, a contemporary of his who's legacy has been fairly well established for awhile now...I know I kinda feel that way...As much as I love Mr. Weller, I love Mr. Costello just a little bit more, which I probably shouldn't write in a post about Paul, but there it is...
Anyways, I had 30 years of Weller-penned songs to pick from, and thought I'd pick one from his last studio album, 2005's As Is Now....I chose "From The Floorboards Up" because I believe it ably combines the raw Punk energy of the earliest Jam, with an R'n'B flair that hearkens back to The Style Council...
30 years of greatness captured in one quick'n'dirty song...

Hotcha! Hank

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