6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
One of the best political albums ever written - bar none,
By A Customer
This review is from: Our Favourite Shop (Audio CD)
I'm a Canadian; when I first purchased this album on vinyl back in 1985 (many years ago) I loved the music, but didn't completely understand the lyrics. As I got older and started to realise what a complete load of crap Thatcherism and Reganomics were....the words became more and more poignant. Aside from being one of the great white soul voices of his generation, this collection of lyrics proves the extent to which Paul Weller spoke for a generation of Brits who were forced to leave their hometown ("Homebreakers" and "All Gone Away") to pursue the hollow promises of Thatcherism. If you love music, this album is worth several listens. if you want to get a feel for what it must have been like to be in your twenties or thirties and out of work in Thatcher's England.....this record is a must listen.