Saturday, December 6, 2014
Drive Cortinas Fur Trimmed Dash Boards...
In honour of the recent release of the deluxe edition of The Jam's fourth studio album , Setting Sons, tonight's post features one of my fave Weller tracks, Saturday's Kids. All Mod Cons was the album that showed that The Jam were more than mere Mod revivalists, but Setting Sons showed beyond any shadow of a doubt that Paul Weller, at only 21 years old (!!), was one of the UK's best songwriters. Astonishing looking back to think that he was writing songs of this calibre at that age. Originally planned as a concept album about three childhood friends who, upon meeting after some time apart, discover the different directions in which they've grown apart, it never quite worked out that way but what we are left with is a must have album that managed to articulate the feelings of growing up without ever once sounding like a cliche.