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Monday, 1 May 2017

Days Of Speed And Slow Time Mondays


That's Entertainment always strikes me as a bank holiday song, easily singable in a beer garden on a rare early May Day of sunshine, pub jukebox cutting through the TV sport and noise. Paul Weller admits to writing it drunk, home from the pub, in half an hour and it's easy to picture- once a couple of lines of the lyric came to him and the rhythm was there in his head, it must have just poured out. He even manages to make the 'two lovers missing the tranquillity of solitude' line work in among the urban and suburban poetry. Each line could describe a British bank holiday too from the screaming siren of the police car to feeding the ducks while wishing you were far away, from a kick in the balls to cuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfume. Weller and The Jam at their best, although the demo version off Snap! always sounds better than the re-recorded one on Sound Affects.

That's Entertainment (Demo Version)

9 comments:

The Swede said...

I'd go along with that.

Michael Doherty said...

I'm a fan of Mozzer's version too.

George said...

Tremendous song, the best one they did.

drew said...

A great song, not quite as good as I Need You but nearly.

Swiss Adam said...

I thought about that opinion George but held back. It's definitely up there.

JC said...

I hope you don't mind....

https://thenewvinylvillain.com/2015/10/15/the-jam-singles-9-2/

Swiss Adam said...

Not at all JC.

Brian said...

The demo wasn't topped for sure.

Echorich said...

The Demo version is just so special.