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July 09, 2013

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James Taylor

The 80s really was a great decade for British pop. This song is great, and I remember being slightly miffed when they opted not to play this song at Live Aid. Your descriptions of Weller and his clearly distressed sidekick are hilarious. But both song and video are further cause for me to lament the sad eradication of the female backing singer from modern pop band line-ups.

rick mcginnis

Yeah, but you had to have known this was where Weller was going with the last Jam singles - "The Bitterest Pill" and "Beat Surrender." Frankly, I give him credit for pulling the plug on his band at arguably their height. There are a lot of people who should have done the same. That said, there was this ... earnestness ... to The Style Council that, as manifested in Mick Talbot's peevish piano beating, seemed put on. But then the '80s were all about the theatrical gesture, weren't they?

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