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Paul Weller: We All Make Mistakes

Mat Snow, Q, October 1993

He split Britain's most loyally supported rock band to form a collective specializing in weedy white sould and ersatz jazz. He created "a Motown for the '80s" that fell at the first hurdle. He hooked up with the Labour Party just before they lost the plot. He briefly had a Movement but that never got off the ground. "All I ever wanted to be was in a pop group," Paul Weller explains to Mat Snow. "I don't see anything wrong in that."

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