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Paul Weller top 12 songs – Happy Birthday

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Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher gave Jon Wilde in The Guardian 60 seconds to tell them his all-time top 10.

Being given a mere 60 seconds to name one’s 10 Favourite Songs Of All Time would be a daunting enough task at the best of times. Being invited to do so by no-nonsense arbiters of taste Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller is extremely intimidating. Weller’s knowledge of music is zealously encyclopaedic. If Oasis hadn’t worked out, Gallagher could easily have carved out a career as an astute and funny music journalist.
– Jon Wilde (The Guardian, 2007)

I have used the same method on my Paul Weller list with a few differences; first, I  decided that I would include equally many songs from his different bands, and , second, I picked two more songs and gave myself two minutes to complete the task.

Two minutes to make up my mind.  Imagining Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller over my shoulders. It was fun!

Here is my Top 12 (4 solo, 4 by The Jam and 4 by  The Style Council).

I think I like his solo stuff best, but I believe the guy’s range is incredible and I wanted the list to reflect that:

You do something to me – Paul Weller:

Outtake from the Live Wood DVD

Wild Wood (live 2006) – Paul Weller:

Changing Man (Live at Abbey Road Studio) – Paul Weller:

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Four great concerts with Paul Weller and his bands – Happy Birthday

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We have found four shows by The Jam (2), The Style Council and Paul Weller solo, they are all very, very good! I shouldn’t pick one of them but the greatest revelation is The Style Council’s set at the Roskilde Festival in 1985, it is just so good, they often get a bad rap but this proves that they were a great live band!

A short but sweet set from The Jam in Paris in 1981:

The Jam at Bingley Hall in 1982, an effing great show!

The Style Council – Live Roskilde Festival 1985:

From Paul Weller’s solo career we have chosen a great set from 2010 in Sidney were he mixes old Jam/Style Council stuff with his solo material:

– Hallgeir

The Who – I Am One – Wed, 23 May 2007: Sheffield, Arena (Video)

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“We are not the Arctic Monkeys, .. I wouldn’t want to go through that… ”
~Pete Townshend

Lovely version of “I Am One” from the Sheffield (UK) concert of the “The Who Tour 2006–2007“.

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Every year is the same
And I feel it again,
I’m a loser – no chance to win.
Leaves start falling,
Come down is calling,
Loneliness starts sinking in.

But I’m one.
I am one.
And I can see
That this is me,
And I will be,
You’ll all see
I’m the one.

-Egil

Video of the day: The Next Day by David Bowie

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Great new video with Gary Oldman and Marie Cottilard brings a religious feast to a halt in this, kind of not safe for work, video.

Bowie as a Christ like figure sings from a stage in a church while women without too many clothes dance around – until one of them, played by Marie Cotillard, develops stigmata.

Wonderful pictures to a great song!

The Next Day:

– Hallgeir

Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones was released 16 April in 1971

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“The lyric was all to do with the dual combination of drugs and girls. This song was a very instant thing, a definite high point.”
– Mick Jagger

“I’ve got a new one myself. No words yet, but a few words in my head – called Brown Sugar – about a woman who screws one of her black servants. I started to call it Black Pussy but I decided that was too direct, too nitty-gritty.” – Mick Jagger (1969, The True Adventures of Rolling Stones by Stanley Booth)

Brown Sugar is the opening track and lead single from their 1971 album Sticky FingersRolling Stone magazine ranked it #495 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and at #5 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.

The group sings the lyric with all the enthusiasm of tongue-wagging dogs swooping onto a prime rib, leading up to one of the band’s strongest shout-along choruses. As on other Stones classics of the period like “Honky Tonk Women” and “Bitch,” beefy horns start to duel with the buzzing electric guitars in the instrumental break; few if any other groups have used guitars and horns as deftly in unison. The crowning embellishment is the final choruses, which vary the melody and tempo so that the group sings and make a high-pitched exclamation in a rhythm that very much resembles that of a sexual climax.

– Richie Unterberger (allmusic)

It is credited, like most of their songs, to  Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but the song was primarily the work of Jagger, who wrote it sometime during the filming of Ned Kelly in 1969.

Brown Sugar from the fantastic concert film Ladies and Gentlemen (1972):

This version of the song features Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards and Mick Taylor on guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Bill Wyman on bass, Nick Hopkins on piano, Bobby Keys on saxophone, and Jim Price on horns.

Brown Sugar, Lyrics:

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in a market down in new orleans.
Scarred old slaver know he’s doin alright.
Hear him whip the women just around midnight.
Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a young girl should
A-huh.

Drums beating, cold english blood runs hot,
Lady of the house wondrin where it’s gonna stop.
House boy knows that he’s doin alright.
You should a heard him just around midnight.
Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a black girl should
A-huh.

I bet your mama was a tent show queen, and all her boy
Friends were sweet sixteen.
Im no schoolboy but I know what I like,
You should have heard me just around midnight.

Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a young girl should.

I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said
Oh just like a, just like a black girl should.

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