and others after gig. They were real gentlemen, very humble and friendly to
everyone but particularly towards Ben my son. To give you an idea he
described it as 'the best night of his life'... It included: as well as
meeting them, and the thrill of first concert, he actually sat on the stage
for second half of the concert, got the set list, and was given the
plectrums of Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings. As well as being special for
him, I can honestly say it was a truly amazing experience for everyone
there. We already know they are great songs but the performance was superb
and a fantastic atmoshpehere. Weller or not, I'd really recommend any fan of
the music to see them.
Interestingly David Moore from the band was telling us afterwards that
Weller 'has given them his blessing' now - the apparent associated big
increase in Jam (and weller) cd sales after their 07 tour may have
helped.... - not that it really made any difference to the concert as we all
thoroughly enjoyed it regardless.
It's too bad
seeing The Rifles. They had promised a special surprise for tonights
gig. Waiting outside to get in, rumours were that a certain Mr Weller
would be there! Although their set was quite short at only 40 minutes,
they were obviously coming back for an encore, and a keyboard and mic
were brought on stage. The Rifles returned, to introduce a special
guest, Paul Weller!!! He then accompanied The Rifles on keyboards and
backing vocals for She's The Only One. However, the best part of the
night followed, as Weller picked up his guitar, and the opening chords
of the most appropriate song from his back catalogue rang out, and to
a fantastic reception from the crowd Eton Rifles rang out again!! At
the end of the gig it was that song that was the most talked about
part of a great evening!!
Daltrey says that he was glad that Jones, who joined the band in 1979 after the death of Keith Moon and was forced out of the band by Daltrey a decade later, chose to participate in the film and shed light onto the band's career: "It took a lot of courage for Kenney to do that, and indeed for people like (former manager) Chris Stamp. You know, it's a painful part of their past. I'm sure it's still painful for him to have to revisit. The great thing is we're still all friends out of all this and we respect each other and we love each other."
Fay Hallam website
Fay Hallam Trinity are a mixture of 60s, 70s, Mod, Psychedelic and Pop with a big splash of Hammond Organ thrown in. They embark on a SECOND European tour this year, and have four new songs available for download now. Click on the shop to buy the first album, Realm, the single and EP. Fay Hallam, Sean Kelly and Russ Baxter have previously been band members of Phaze, The Discords, Prime Movers, Phaze and Makin' Time which included Martin Blunt of The Charlatans.
"Realm" really is one of those untouchable albums within the canon of a musician. Transcendental for the fan who has thus far played along casually and will find his own expectations left in the dust. I imagine that Fay will do something grander in the future, but it seems unlikely that it will be as dramatically propelled forward as this. "Realm" is the beginning of a new Fay Hallam, perhaps a legend even, and undoubtedly has sidestepped the "more of the same" establishment.
Kahlil Breithaupt for Hammondbeat 2007
Comme nombre de formations anglaises de la première partie des sixties, les ZOMBIES, créés en 1963 à St Albans, sont à la fois influencés par le rhythm'n'blues américain et l'émergence des Beatles. A peine sortis du lycée, Colin Blunstone (né le
Ironiquement, par la suite, cet album très mélancolique et superbement orchestré, deviendra un objet de culte pour la critique rock au même titre que le "Forever Changes" de Love. En 1969, sans Blunstone, avec le guitariste Rick Birkett et le bassiste Jim Rodford, les Zombies se reforment une première fois, mais se séparent tout aussi vite Avec Jim Rodford, Rod Argent forme Argent, un des groupes importants du progressif anglais, réalisant huit albums jusqu'à sa séparation en 1976. Paul Atkinson se reconvertit dans la production de disques. II est mort le 1er avril 2004 à Santa Monica en Californie. Quant à Colin Blunstone, il retrouve lui aussi le chemin des studios en 1969 sous le pseudonyme Neil MacArthur pour une reprise de "She's Not There" avant de reprendre son nom au début des années 70 et de se lancer dans une carrière solo dont les deux premières productions, "One Year" avec "Say You Dont Mlnd" et "I Can't Live Without You" (Epic UK 71) et "Ennismore" avec "I Dont Believe In Miracles" (Epic UK 72), sont des petites merveilles. La mélancolie se transformant en une fade mièvrerie pop, la suite présente moins d'intérêt. En 1991, les Zombies se reforment pour une réunion sans lendemain : "New World" (Essential UK 91). En 2001, Colin Blunstone et Rod Argent s'associent à nouveau pour "Out Of The Shadows" (Red House UK 2001) ; puis reprennent le nom de Zombies "As Far As I Can See" (Rhino US 2004) ; "Llve At The Bloomsbury Theatre, London" (Absolute UK 2005). Compilations : "Live At The BBC" (Rhino US 86) ; "The Collection" (Castle UK 88) ; "The EP Collection" (See For Miles UK 92) ; "Zombie Heaven" coffret 4-CD (Big Beat UK 97).
Flavio Candani (The Capt Stax)
WEARING YOUR JUMPER / A CRAZE PSCR-5482/ WEARING YOUR JUMPER/ SHE IS SO DUB, BUT NOT MUTE / KEEPING THE BOY AMUSED/ KEEPING THE BOY AMUSED (instr.)
"A lot of the things we borrowed were form things I'd been passionate about some time earlier, so I could look back at them affectionately. For instance I knew all teh Small Faces' records backwards when I was 13, but I didn't have the occasion or the ability or the platform to use what I'd learned from them until I was 23. So when we were doing something like You Belong To Me, and it ended up like Whatcha Gonna Do About It crossed with The Last Time, I didn't worry about it. The references were so fleeting. "
An Elvis Costello radio sound Bootleg, Aging gracefully to celebrate it! :)
Live at the Fillmore, 1996, part one. rapidshare.
Live at the Fillmore, 1996, part two. Divshare.
Dedicated to my so beloved Dad, 66 years old and more MOD than many people even if he doesn't know it himself. We went to see the Stones in the Stade de France together and it was great (hey, they are their best self tribute band in a way). This man worked all his life with very difficult kids (they weren't alright at all) and he helped them as much as he can without asking a thank. Top Man. And he has the same hairs than Ian McLagan, don't you think?
Cheers, old man! :)
"He wrote this in an attempt to write a modernist love song, and how he managed to produce a bitter sweet melody that cut to the core and became something of a soundtrack/backdrop/epitaph for a fairly long, often suffering and life changing love affair. Her name was Emma." From Rob (MSN reviews)
1) What the main difference between the two "Maybe I'm amazed" version in the Faces CD box?
He produced it for Carleen Anderson on her best Album, Blessed Burden. Soul providence, the last one, is very good too.
She made a little squeek on stage with Paul, remember? The "Across the universe" verse and chorus. She's a great soul sister!
Her official Website
Actually, I did shoot it at the Imperial War Museum under the wing of a RAF plane of WW1. Dedicated to Henry Allingham, 111 years old, the oldest survivor of the WW1 in british troops, Absolute respect, really.
4) Why this photo, even if it's not the same Weller is related to Paul in a way? Well I have fantastic answers to this question with "Written in the stars, Above the clouds, etc", The question has been imagined by a sick mind (mine). I also had this funny and intelligent one : Because it’s a place where you can observe “Kosmos”, what “It’s written in the stars”, and the “Shadow of the sun”.
Actually this museum is in Greenwich and I have visited it this year. In 1999, Paul Weller played in Greenwich naval college for a Japanese TV. That was the link. I know, this is the sick serial killer aspect of my mind...
The Weller Astronomy Galleries are part of the Royal Observatory's recent spectacular £15 million redevelopment which also includes the Peter Harrison Planetarium and Lloyd's Trust Learning Centre. The galleries are located in the South Building at the Royal Observatory (see floor plans).
5) Paul Recently asked to someone "have you forgiven me because I nicknamed you Smokey..."? Who is it? It was Billy Bragg during the Red Wedge tour, Mr Love and Justice man. They've been on the blog several times.
But one day, Bragg recalls, "We were in the studio and Wiggy [Bragg's longtime friend and guitarist] played this snaky riff and it just got to me - just got to me. And I was, like, 'Oh, jeeze, then, you know what we could do with this? We could do this and this and go there and do this.' So me and him sat around playing that snaky riff and moving it around and eventually the words came out." The song was "Must I Paint You A Picture." Bragg says: "'Picture' was when I realized the soul feeling I'd felt all those years and was finally able to get it out. I remember playing it to Paul Weller. He came 'round my house and I played it for him and when it ended he looked at me and said, 'That's a soul song,' as if I shouldn't be writing soul songs. Of course he didn't actually say, 'You know, you're a bloody folksinger; why are you writing soul songs? I'm supposed to be the soul singer.' But the first time I toured with him, with Style Council, I'd just written 'Levi Stubbs' Tears' and I played it at soundcheck. He came up to me and said, 'Levi Stubbs? Of The Four Tops?' And I'm, like, 'Yeah,' and he just looked at me; he didn't say anything, but he gave me that same look.
The complete page
It was in Jonathan Ross' show in 1991. Flavio sent us the audio file and it's been on the blog's tape for a week or more.
Of course, there was Heard it through the Grapevine with Amy Winehouse, What's going on and Abraham Martin and John, Performed 11. November 1993 on a session for Virgin Radio in the UK and 14, December 1993 on WEQX radio session in Latham, N.Y. Martin Beck's great page learnt me he also played How sweet it to be loved by you, composed by Holland/Dozier/Holland in Paris, 11/14/2002 and performed by Marvin too.
"If that had been my aim, the album would have been full of the Small Faces and the Beatles or whatever, but I tried to make it more objective. There was nothing more to add to those songs. Obviously, I tried to pick good songs, but not songs that were so close to the heart that it would be impossible to try and interpret them, they're so ingrained.'
Click, "save as" and use it as a Wallpaper
Black and white suits:
10) The lead guitarist of this band was a major influence on Paul's style of guitar playing. Paul was and still is a big fan. Who is it? Wilko Johnson.
12) Who is the new Paul Weller's drummer? (This one is a joke...) I had many funny answers but I don't want to fight with anyone. Someone made a cool proposition: Sting...
Tracie Young performed this song, from her album Far From The Hurting Kind, live on The Infernal Racket Show on 91.8 Hayes FM.
We interviewed her about her time spent with The Jam, when she appeared on the Beat Surrender single and was on Top Of The Pops with them too. We also asked her about being in The Style Council and she also told us what she has been up to since, which is being a Radio Dj.
Chose your own version (Pinkpop or/and Utrecht)
We all know than Neil Young is one of Paul's inspirations (Birds, Ohio) and than he likes the songwriter. Here is an amazing live bootleg collection bring up to you by my friend Mike! :)
102 Ambulance Blues 2007-10-20 Spokane WA
103 Sad Movies 2007-12-03 Boston MA
104 Kansas 2007-12-03 Boston MA
105 Harvest 2007-12-03 Boston MA
108 Campaigner 2007-12-09 Upper Darby PA
109 Love Art Blues 2007-12-16 New York NY
110 Old King 2007-12-16 New York NY
111 Love is a Rose 2007-12-03 Boston MA
112 Old Man 2007-12-12 New York NY
113 Cowgirl In the Sand 2007-12-03 Boston MA
114 Heart of Gold 2007-10-20 Spokane WA
115 Out on the Weekend 2007-12-19 New York NY
116 Don't Let it Bring You Down 2007-12-16 New York NY
Disc 2 - Piano Songs 3 (50:36)
201 A Man Needs A Maid (piano) 2007-12-09 Upper Darby PA
202 A Man Needs a Maid (synth) 2007-12-03 Boston MA
203 No one Seems to Know 2007-12-09 Upper Darby PA
204 Mexico 2007-12-09 Upper Darby PA
205 Try 2007-12-16 New York NY
206 On the Way Home 2007-12-03 Boston MA
207 Love In Mind 2007-11-02 Los Angeles CA
208 Journey Through the Past 2007-12-03 Boston MA
209 After the Gold Rush 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
210 The Way 2007-10-28 Mountain View CA
211 No Hidden Path (acoustic) 2007-10-28 Mountain View CA
Disc 3 The Electric Set (54:46)
301 The Loner 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
302 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
303 Dirty Old Man 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
304 Spirit Road 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
305 Bad Fog of Loneliness 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
306 Winterlong 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
307 Oh, Lonesome Me 2007-12-03 Boston MA
308 The Believer 2007-12-03 Boston MA
309 No Hidden Path 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
Disc 4 The Encores (45:06)
401 Cinnamon Girl 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
402 Don't Cry No Tears 2007-12-12 New York NY
403 Mr Soul 2007-12-16 New York NY
404 Tonights the Night 2007-10-20 Spokane WA
405 Cortez 2007-12-19 New York NY
406 Hurricane 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA
407 The Sultan 2007-12-10 Upper Darby PA