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The Jam: Setting Sons (Polydor)

Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 10 November 1979

CHANGE. IT'S something Paul Weller wrote about on 'To Be Someone', that sour story on All Mod Cons about the kid who wanted to be famous and then wasted it all away. There was a typical Weller air of inevitability in the song, capped perfectly with the characteristic twisted sneer of "But didn't we have a nice time?".

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