Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Jam - The Gift (1982)

1. Happy Together
2. Ghosts
3. Precious
4. Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero?
5. Trans-Global Express
6. Running On The Spot
7. Circus
8. The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong
9. Carnation
10. Town Called Malice
11. The Gift

Video: Town Called Malice

Town Called Malice (lyrics)

Better stop dreaming of the quiet life -
Cos its the one well never know
And quit running for that runaway bus -
Cos those rosey days are few
And - stop apologising for the things youve never done,
Cos time is short and life is cruel -
But its up to us to change
This town called malice.
Rows and rows of disused milk floats
Stand dying in the dairy yard
And a hundred lonely housewives clutch empty milk
Bottles to their hearts
Hanging out their old love letters on the line to dry
Its enough to make you stop believing when tears come
Fast and furious
In a town called malice.

Struggle after struggle - year after year
The atmospheres a fine blend of ice -
Im almost stone cold dead
In a town called malice.

A whole streets belief in sundays roast beef
Gets dashed against the co-op
To either cut down on beer or the kids new gear
Its a big decision in a town called malice.

The ghost of a steam train - echoes down my track
Its at the moment bound for nowhere -
Just going round and round
Playground kids and creaking swings -
Lost laughter in the breeze
I could go on for hours and I probably will -
But Id sooner put some joy back
In this town called malice.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Jam - Sound Affects (1980)

1. Pretty Green
2. Monday
3. But I'm Different Now
4. Set The House Ablaze
5. Start!
6. That's Entertainment
7. Dream Time
8. Man In The Corner Shop
9. Music For The Last Couple
10. Boy About Town
11. Scrape Away

Video: That’s Entertainment

That’s Entertainment (lyrics)

A police car and a screaming siren -
A pnuematic drill and ripped up concrete -
A baby waiting and stray dog howling -
The screech of brakes and lamplights blinking -
Thats entertainment.

A smash of glass and the rumble of boots -
An electric train and a ripped up phone booth -
Paint splattered walls and the cry of a tomcat -
Lights going out and a kick in the balls -

Thats entertainment.

Days of speed and slow time mondays -
Pissing down with rain on a boring wednesday -
Watching the news and not eating your tea -
A freezing cold flat and damp on the walls -

Thats entertainment.

Waking up at 6 a.m. on a cool warm morning -
Opening the windows and breathing in petrol -
An amateur band rehearsing in a nearby yard -
Watching the tele and thinking about your holidays -

Thats entertainment.
Waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettes -
Cuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfume -
A hot summers day and sticky black tarmac -
Feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were faraway -

Thats entertainment.

Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnight -
Two lovers missing the tranquility of solitude -
Getting a cab and travelling on buses -
Reading the grafitti about slashed seat affairs -

Thats entertainment.


The Jam - Setting Sons (1979)

1. Girl On The Phone
2. Thick As Thieves
3. Private Hell
4. Little Boy Soldiers
5. Wasteland
6. Burning Sky
7. Smithers-Jones
8. Saturday's Kids
9. The Eton Rifles
10. Heat Wave

Video: The Eton Rifles (live)

The Eton Rifles (lyrics)

Sup up your beer and collect your fags,
Theres a row going on down near slough,
Get out your mat and pray to the west,
Ill get out mine and pray for myself.
Thought you were smart when you took them on,
But you didnt take a peep in their artillery room,
All that rugby puts hairs on your chest,
What chance have you got against a tie and a crest.

Hello-hurrah - what a nice day - for the eton rifles,
Hello-hurrah - I hope rain stops play - with the eton rifles.

Thought you were clever when you lit the fuse,
Tore down the house of commons in your brand new shoes,
Compose a revolutionary symphony,
Then went to bed with a charming young thing.

Hello-hurrah - cheers then mate - its the eton rifles,
Hello-hurrah - an extremist scrape - with the eton rifles.

What a catalyst you turned out to be,
Loaded the guns then you run off home for your tea,
Left me standing - like a guilty (naughty) schoolboy.

We came out of it naturally the worst,
Beaten and bloody and I was sick down my shirt,
We were no match for their untamed wit,
Though some of the lads said theyll be back next week.

Hello-hurrah - theres a price to pay - to the eton rifles,
Hello-hurrah - Id prefer the plague - to the eton rifles.

Hello-hurrah - theres a price to pay - to the eton rifles,
Hello-hurrah - Id prefer the plague - to the eton rifles.


The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)

1. All Mod Cons
2. To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time)
3. Mr. Clean
4. David Watts
5. English Rose
6. In The Crowd
7. Billy Hunt
8. It's Too Bad
9. Fly
10. The Place I Love
11. 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street
12. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

Video: Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (live)

Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (lyrics)

The distant echo -
Of faraway voices boarding faraway trains
To take them home to
The ones that they love and who love them forever
The glazed, dirty steps - repeat my own and reflect my thoughts
Cold and uninviting, partially naked
Except for toffee wrapers and this mornings paper
Mr. jones got run down
Headlines of death and sorrow - they tell of tomorrow
Madmen on the rampage
And Im down in the tube station at midnight
I fumble for change - and pull out the queen
Smiling, beguiling
I put in the money and pull out a plum
Behind me
Whispers in the shadows - gruff blazing voices
Hating, waiting
Hey boy they shout - have you got any money?
And I said - Ive a little money and a take away curry,
Im on my way home to my wife.
Shell be lining up the cutlery,
You know shes expecting me
Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork
And Im down in the tube station at midnight

I first felt a fist, and then a kick
I could now smell their breath
They smelt of pubs and wormwood scrubs
And too many right wing meetings
My life swam around me
It took a look and drowned me in its own existence
The smell of brown leather
It blended in with the weather
It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth
It blocked all my senses
Couldnt see, hear, speak any longer
And Im down in the tube station at midnight
I said I was down in the tube station at midnight

The last thing that I saw
As I lay there on the floor
Was jesus saves painted by an atheist nutter
And a british rail poster read have an awayday - a cheap holiday -
Do it today!
I glanced back on my life
And thought about my wife
cause they took the keys - and shell think its me
And Im down in the tube station at midnight
The wine will be flat and the currys gone cold
Im down in the tube station at midnight
Dont want to go down in a tube station at midnight

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Monday, February 26, 2007

The Jam - This Is The Modern World (1977)

1. The Modern World
2. London Traffic
3. Standards
4. Life From A Window
5. The Combine
6. Don't Tell Them You're Sane
7. In The Street Today
8. London Girl
9. I Need You (For Someone)
10. Here Comes The Weekend
11. Tonight At Noon
12. In The Midnight Hour

Video: The Modern World (live)

The Modern World (lyrics)

This is a modern world - this is the modern world
What kind of a fool do you think I am?
You think I know nothing of the modern world
All my life has been the same
Ive learned to live by hate and pain
Its my inspiration drive -
Ive learned more than youll ever know
Even at school I felt quite sure
That one day I would be on top
And Id look down upon the map
The teachers who said Id be nothing -
This is the modern world that Ive learnt about
This is the modern world, we dont need no one
To tell us whats right or wrong -
Say what you like cause I dont care
I know where I am and going too
Its somewhere I wont preview
Dont have to explain myself to you
I dont give two fucks about your review


Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Jam - In The City (1977)

Paul Weller - Rick Buckler - Bruce Foxton
1. Art School
2. I've Changed My Address
3. Slow Down
4. I Got by in Time
5. Away from the Numbers
6. Batman Theme
7. In the City
8. Sounds from the Street
9. Non-Stop Dancing
10. Time for Truth
11. Takin' My Love
12. Bricks and Mortar

Video: In The City

In The City (lyrics)

In the city theres a thousand things I want to say to you
But whenever I approach you, you make me look a fool
I wanna say, I wanna tell you
About the young ideas
But you turn them into fears
In the city theres a thousand faces all shining bright
And those golden faces are under 25
They wanna say, they gonna tell ya
About the young idea
You better listen now youve said your bit-a

And I know what youre thinking
You still think I am crap
But youd better listen man
Because the kids know where its at

In the city theres a thousand men in uniforms
And Ive heard they now have the right to kill a man
We wanna say, we gonna tell ya
About the young idea
And if it dont work, at least we said weve tried

In the city, in the city
In the city theres a thousand things I want to say to you


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Paul Weller Movement - That's Entertainment

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Paul Weller's songs for Valentine's Day

English Rose (acoustic)

You Do Something To Me


Monday, February 12, 2007

Paul Weller/Portishead - Wildwood - Animation

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Paul Weller - Monday's Avalon Show - Hollywood

Paul Weller - Town Called Malice

Paul Weller - I Wanna Make it Alright

Paul Weller - Paper Smile

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Paul Weller at Irving Plaza - NYC #2

Weller at Irving Plaza - Clips of Paul Weller show - The Style Council

Paul Weller - Irving Plaza JAM NIGHT - Wild Wood

Paul Weller - Irving Plaza - Butterfly Collector

Paul Weller - Irving Plaza JAM NIGHT - English Rose

Paul Weller - Man In The Cornershop

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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Paul Weller - NY Clips & Interview

Paul Weller performs Science at Irving Plaza, New York

Paul Weller - I Wanna Make It Alright

Paul Weller - My Everchanging Moods

Paul weller - Floor boards encore- short clip

That's Entertainment

A Man of Great Promise

Down in the Seine


Paul Weller - MetroRock - June 2006 - Madrid's Gig

From The Floorboards Up

Paper Smile

Out Of The Sinking

Peacock Suit

Porcelain Gods

Above The Clouds

Walk On Gilded Splinters

Wild Wood

The Changingman

You Do Something To Me

Running On The Spot

Come On Let's Go

A Town Called Malice

In the Crowd

I Wanna Make It Alright

Savages & Fly Little Bird

Broken Stones


Saturday, February 3, 2007

Paul Weller - What's Going On

Video: Paul Weller - What's Going On (Marvin Gaye's Classic)

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - Lyrics

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today - Yah

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going
Ya, what's going on
Ah, what's going on

(Background music and conversation)
In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Mother, Mother, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me,
So you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
I’ll tell you Ya, what's going on - Uh
Ah, what's going on
Right on baby
Right on baby

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