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The Style Council

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The Style Council were an English musical group formed in 1983 by ex-The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller with keyboardist Mick Talbot. The permanent lineup grew to include drummer Steve White and Weller’s then-wife, vocalist Dee C. Lee. Other artists such as Tracie Young and Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) also collaborated with the group.

The band showed a diversity of musical styles. Singles “Speak Like a Child” (with its loud soul-influenced style), the extended funk of “Money-Go-Round”, and the haunting synth-ballad “Long Hot Summer” all featured Talbot on keyboards and organ. Near the end of 1983, these songs were compiled on Introducing The Style Council, a mini-album initially released in Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States only. The Dutch version was heavily imported to the United Kingdom.

In 1984, the single “My Ever-Changing Moods”, backed with the Hammond organ instrumental “Mick’s Company”, reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The song remains Weller’s greatest success on the American charts (including his efforts in The Jam and as a solo artist), while the group reached the peak of its success in the United Kingdom with the 1985 album Our Favourite Shop.

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  • rockopa53

    i was 30 years younger, oh mein Gott.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JustUponASmile3

    Per tutti i fan italiani degli Style Council, questa è la nostra recensione di "Our Favourite Shop": http://salteditions.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/crollano-i-muri/

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Amrabart

    Been 25 years since they split, let's hope 2014 will mark the comeback of these top lads!

    1 Jan 2014 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    walls come tumbling down,The Style Council just passed me by.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • worcestermike

    i based some of my best hairstyles on paul weller. What a bloke!!!

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TAKA_K

    The paris match!!

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Still the paragon of style.

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • TantoTempo

    There's nothing else but to shout to the top!

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    The Jam, Style Council or Paul Weller? It's the Style Council for me all the way.

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • LittleRabbitToo

    Paul Weller top geezer of all time & place

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • dAniel_brit

    Shout To The Top <3

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Modstalgia

    <3

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • VivaLaJordan

    Smooth.

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • doctorjmo

    change iz good!!!

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • dardar227

    Yes! Change of The Guard..."crying over nothing worth crying for" Such a good line!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CreamCat

    I'm only sad in a natural way, and I sometimes like feeling this way

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Bolero_67

    Was on a Weller kick... forgot how many of these tunes I had in vinyl... back in the day when an artist had to create a great tune for each track... otherwise the album never made it.

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • DelamanchaBand

    love this music man . Weller is the Man!!!

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • AdamDowds

    I can't decide which of the many compilations that are available for this band! Can anyone help me choose which is the definitive collection? I'm thinking of either "Greatest Hits" or "Sweet Loving Ways", one is cheaper than the other, but the other has more songs.

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Austintayeshus

    Comparing the two bands is like comparing Buffalo Springfield with Poco. Consequently, the Style Council is just ridiculously underrated (much like Furay-era Poco). 'My Ever Changing Moods' is definitely due for a revival.

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
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