On 6th September 2007 Suburban 100 is published by Century. Priced at £17.99. It's been thirty years since Paul Weller and The Jam first burst onto the British music scene, and throughout that time the music and lyrics that have been acclaimed, imitated and loved by so many have revealed to us all, something of the man behind them.
In this the only selection of Weller's lyrics, may be found those songs that span the decades ? from the much loved, to the lesser known. Here, the frustration and boredom of suburban life that fuelled Weller?s early writing is palpable and so too is the raging but poignant response to Thatcher's Britain. Alongside this Weller's lyrics, rooted in British culture, tell a story about the love and lives of ordinary people, and offer glimpses into Weller?s own life: his influences and experiences and loves and losses.