After the huge success of The Jam, Paul Weller confounded everyone’s expectations but his own with The Style Council’s first full-length album, an eclectic mix of jazz, soul and pop.
Steve White says:
“For an album that was a huge commercial success and was so overtly leftfield from anything that Paul Weller had ever done before, I think it was a really inspired move to bring in musicians that were largely unaware of his past, because we weren’t intimidated.”
“I really love the sound on that record; I love the strings, I love the fact that there was an instrumental called Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse at the height of the Cold War. Also it was the first proper record I made. I was so chuffed to get that finished vinyl.”
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