9/06/2010

Paul Weller's Suburban 100 Now Out.


Paul Weller's 2007 lyrics book Suburban 100 was released Thursday in a new revised and updated edition.

From
paulweller.com: Suburban 100 features hand-picked lyrics from Paul's five-decade career - from The Jam and The Style Council right up to this year's Mercury Prize nominated Wake Up The Nation.

Throughout Suburban 100 Paul offers a unique, personal insight into the song-writing process and reveals the inspiration behind some of his most loved tracks.

From the inside flap: It's been thirty years since Paul Weller and The Jam first burst onto the British music scene, and throughout that time the music and lyrics that have been acclaimed, imitated and loved by so many have revealed to us all, something of the man behind them.

In this the only selection of Weller's lyrics, may be found those songs that span the decades - from the much loved, to the lesser known. Here, the frustration and boredom of suburban life that fuelled Weller’s early writing is palpable and so too is the raging but poignant response to Thatcher's Britain. Alongside this Weller's lyrics, rooted in British culture, tell a story about the love and lives of ordinary people, and offer glimpses into Weller’s own life: his influences and experiences and loves and losses.


From modfather and social commentator to king of Britpop and romantic lyricist, Paul Weller reflects back on his lyrics, revealing what these songs meant to him - both then and now.

A must for all Weller fans, you can order Suburban 100 right
here.


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