Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Real Name:
John William Weller
Profile:
British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Born: 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater (Near Woking), Surrey, England, UK.

English singer, songwriter, and previous leader of two bands: The Jam and The Style Council. In England, he is recognised as something of a national institution yet, because much of his songwriting is rooted in English culture, he has remained essentially a national rather than an international star.

He was a central figure in the Mod revival. As the leader of The Jam he fronted the most popular British band of the punk era, influencing legions of English rockers that ranged from his mod-revival contemporaries to Smiths in the 1980s and Oasis (2) in the 1990s.

During the final days of The Jam he developed a fascination with Motown and soul music, which led him to form the sophisti-pop group Style Council in 1983. As The Style Council’s career progressed, Weller’s interest in soul moved towards an infatuation with jazz-pop and house music, which led to the gradual erosion of his audience and the eventual split of The Style Council in 1990. But by then, Weller couldn’t get a record contract in the UK, where he had previously been worshipped.

As a solo artist, Weller returned to soul music as an inspiration, cutting it with the progressive, hippie tendencies of Traffic. Weller’s solo records were more organic and rootsy than the Style Council, which helped him regain his popularity within Britain. He launched his solo career in 1992 and by the mid 1990s, he had released three successful albums which were both critically acclaimed and massively popular in England.

Then contemporary bands like Ocean Colour Scene were citing him as an influence. Just as importantly, many observers, while occasionally criticising the trad-rock nature of his music, acknowledged that Weller was one of the few rock veterans that had managed to stay vital within the second decade of his career.
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Paul Weller Discography

Albums

PCCY-00337 Paul Weller Paul Weller (Album) Go! Discs PCCY-00337 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PCTD-60038 Paul Weller Wild Wood (Album) Go! Discs PCTD-60038 Taiwan 1993 Sell This Version
632 360-3 Paul Weller Live Wood (Album) Island Records 632 360-3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
828 619-4 Paul Weller Stanley Road (Album) Go! Discs 828 619-4 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
PRCD 7541-2 Paul Weller Heavy Soul (Album) Go! Discs PRCD 7541-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
WELLER 1 Paul Weller Live From The Roof Of The Hayward Gallery, London(LP, Ltd, Promo) Southern Songs WELLER 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PROMO Paul Weller Heliocentric (Album) Island Records, Island Records PROMO UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
5051442776324 Paul Weller Live At The Albert Hall (Album) Warner Music Entertainment 5051442776324 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
DOSB1 Paul Weller Days Of Speed (Album) Independiente, Independiente DOSB1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
5094892000 Paul Weller Illumination (Album) Independiente, Independiente 5094892000 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
63881-27211-2 Paul Weller Studio 150 (Album, EP) V2 63881-27211-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
YEP 2115 Paul Weller As Is Now (Album, Comp) V2 YEP 2115 US 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1039392 Paul Weller Catch-Flame! (Album, EP) V2 VVR1039392 Philippines 2006 Sell This Version
YEP 2189 Paul Weller 22 Dreams (Album) Island Records YEP 2189 US 2008 Sell This Version
0600753127544 Weller* At The BBC (Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 0600753127544 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
2704634 Weller* Just A Dream: 22 Dreams - Live (Album) Island Records 2704634 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
WAKECD1 Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation (Album) Island Records WAKECD1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
2753312, 2753176 Weller* Find The Torch, Burn The Plans (Album) Island Records, Island Records 2753312, 2753176 UK 2010 Sell This Version
VVR798608 Paul Weller Sonik Kicks (Album) Yep Roc Records VVR798608 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
GB1520 Michael Horovitz Accompanied By Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller Michael Horovitz Accompanied By Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller - Bankbusted Nuclear Detergent Blues (LP, Album, Ltd) Gearbox Records GB1520 UK 2013 Sell This Version
0825646136063 Paul Weller Saturns Pattern (Album) Parlophone 0825646136063 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

810 873-7 Paul Weller - The Style Council Paul Weller - The Style Council - Speak Like A Child (Single) Polydor 810 873-7 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
PCDY-00098 Paul Weller Into Tomorrow (Single, Comp) Freedom High Records, Freedom High Records PCDY-00098 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
869 927-2 Paul Weller Above The Clouds (Single, Maxi) Go! Discs, Go! Discs, Go! Discs, Go! Discs 869 927-2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
GOD CD 86, 869 837-2 Paul Weller Uh Huh Oh Yeh (Single, Maxi) Go! Discs, Go! Discs GOD CD 86, 869 837-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version