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Paul Weller: Wild Wood (Go! Discs)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 1994

SOMETHING TO mull over. Paul Weller has been having hit records for 16 years. Wild Wood – the follow-up to his wildly-underrated debut solo outing ...

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The Paul Weller Interview

Interview by Chris Salewicz, The Face, May 1982

AS PAUL WELLER says, in the mid-1960s the original spirit of Mod implanted itself into the soul of young Britain with a self-nurturing, almost religious ...

A Concert For Heroes: Paul Weller, Tom Robinson, Ewan McColl at the Royal Albert Hall

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 15 March 1986

A WORKING-CLASS hero is something to be; it gets more difficult by the day. Under a Government that puts Profit and Progress before People (don't ...

Fibrous — Paul Weller: The Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Q, May 1993

Songs in the key of Angst Minor. ...

Paul Weller: We All Make Mistakes

Profile and Interview by 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 ...

Paul Weller: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 24 November 1993

ANYONE WHO doubts that a little fatherhood can be a dangerous thing should have been at the first of Paul Weller's two sold-out London gigs. ...

Now the Mercury rises

Report by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 16 September 1994

Jon Savage sees the north take its regional revenge ...

Woking Back To Happiness: Paul Weller

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 13 May 1995

It’s taken over a decade, but with his new album PAUL WELLER has finally gone back to his roots, the part of his life that ...

Paul Weller: Stanley Road (Go! Discs/London) ***

Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 13 July 1995

NAMED AFTER the area in suburban London where he grew up, Stanley Road is possibly the most autobiographical record Paul Weller has ever made. He ...

Red Wedge

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, March 1996

Only one thing could possibly save us from vicious '80s Conservatism: the assembly of pop pinkos that made up the Labour-supporting Red Wedge organisation. Johnny ...

Brit Pop: The Boys Club

Essay by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 4 July 1997

Pop music is booming, right? British bands are taking over the world, right? Wrong. The yobbish lads of Brit rock are about to hit the ...

Paul Weller: Heavy Soul (Island) ****

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, August 1997

Paul Weller: very much lord of his "manor". ...

Paul Weller: Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 4 August 1997

Pub rock without the pub ...

The Style Council: The Complete Adventures Of The Style Council

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, November 1998

FIVE-CD overview of Paul Weller's "Cappuccino" years. ...

Paul Weller: Last Man Standing

Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, December 1998

"YOU SHOULD WRITE THAT LETTER," Paul Weller' is telling his press agents, Pippa Hall and Jane Wilkes of Monkey Business PR, referring to a particularly ...

Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher: Sex, Drugs, Rock'n'roll... and Babies

Interview by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 31 October 1999

Both "spokesmen" for their respective generations, it's perhaps unsurprising that the men behind the Jam and Oasis became friends. Here, they talk frankly together for ...

The Don: Paul Weller

Profile and Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, April 2000

He’s been assailed by business bosses, punk rivals and ex-bandmates. Now, with a landmark fifth album in the can. Paul Weller shows Chris ...

The Style Council

Retrospective by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, October 2000

WELLER'S cappuccino-drinking years ...

Paul Weller: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, February 2002

HE COMES on jaunty, with a skip in his step, looking cool, refreshed, dapper, an upbeat northern soul soundtrack still ringing round the hall. He ...

Paul Weller: The MOJO Interview

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, September 2004

KEITH ALTHAM PR’d The Jam in the late '70s. In his book of post-retirement open letters to former clients, No More Mr Nice Guy, he ...

Paul Weller

Retrospective by Chas de Whalley, Record Collector, April 2006

As Paul Weller polishes his award for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music at this year's Brits, Chas de Whalley looks back at the days ...

Paul Weller

Interview by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, September 2007

RECOGNISING HIM is not a problem. As he strides purposefully across the concourse of Waterloo station it's easy to figure why Paul Weller is referred ...

Q&A: Paul Weller

Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, November 2008

50 this year and touring his best album in decades, the Modfather talks to John Lewis about Algerian passions, drunken binges and a wariness of ...

Paul Weller: Paul Weller At The BBC

Review by David Quantick, Uncut, December 2008

4-CD set proves he's more changing man than Plodfather. ...

A Trip To Oya In Oslo Via Pavement, Munch & MIA 


Report by Chris Roberts, The Quietus, 20 August 2010

IF YOU GO for a cigarette on the fourth floor balcony of the hotel, you see cruise-ships and boats flanking a floating stage, upon which ...

Paul Weller mines his hot streak

Report by Jeff Slate, Examiner.com, 30 March 2012

PAUL WELLER has been getting lots of good, but not great, reviews for his latest album, Sonik Kicks. At least Stateside. Ignore them. Sonik Kicks, ...

Paul Weller: "Be Mutton Dressed As Ram!"

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Word, April 2012

Curmudgeonly theorist, phone-hacked serial dad, raffish poster-boy for inquisitive middle age — Paul Weller gives himself a good talking-to ...

Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks

Review by Laura Barton, The Word, April 2012

Paul Weller's unchanging image limits our view of him. His third "experimental" record fizzes with aural innovation. ...

Paul Weller on the 100 Club

Interview by John Lewis, Metro, July 2012

Paul Weller has a long relationship with the 100 Club – not just as a performer but as a teenage punter. ...

The Rapacity of the Record Revival

Report and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 11 August 2012

Music labels are trying to cash in on a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl, putting often-inflated price-tags on albums, says Nick Hasted. ...

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