As promised, here’s the second scheduled posting today but it’s nothing to get excited about, particularly on the back of the recent superbly-written guest contributions.

It was just five weeks ago that I wrote extensively about the third single by The Style Council as part of the re-run of the 45 45s at 45 series from 2008. Click here if you missed it.

Here’s the 7″ version (its sleeve is pictured above) together with a remix as well as the album version of one of the songs which appeared on the b-side of the 12″:-

mp3 : The Style Council – Long Hot Summer (7″)
mp3 : The Style Council – Long Hot Summer (Club Mix)
mp3 : The Style Council – The Paris Match

The club mix was made available on an import-only LP Introducing The Style Council which rounded up material released on the first three singles.



Quick reminder that I’m looking for readers to e-mail me lists of their Top 10 LPs for 2015 so that I can submit a collective entry for the BAMS 2015.  Click on this post for more background.

3 thoughts on “THE STYLE COUNCIL SINGLES (3)

  1. Magnificent. While the first 2 SC singles were like call backs to the latter days of the Jam ( speak like a child / bitterest pill money go round / precious) this is to me the first time you would say…. This could not be the Jam. And it is great. As are the b sides, the whole Parisian thing kicking in here.

  2. Here in the U.S., The Jam didn’t have as much of an impact, barely getting much airplay at all. So while I had heard of The Jam, it wasn’t until I heard this song that I started to really listen to either Style Council or The Jam. Then I worked my way back through all of the Jam’s records and forward through all of the Style Council and then on through Paul Weller’s solo career as well.

  3. Totally agree with Alex , this was the one that laid to rest the ghost of the jam. Glorious single

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