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Childhood – Californian Light (2017)

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The last time I heard Childhood, I am sure they were part of the¬†psych-rock renaissance. No more, if ‘Californian Light’ is a signal of what is to come. Ben Romans-Hopcraft leads the way with a new soul-infused sound from new album Universal High. I am reminded of the blue-eyed soul of The Style Council.

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The Style Council – Long Hot Summer (1983)


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Former Dexys Midnight Runner Mick Talbot started working with Paul Weller in 1982. Paul Weller had given up The Jam to form The Style Council because fronting one of UK’s best-loved bands had become tiring for its superstardom. So, to complete the transformation, he tapped his love for soul. ‘Long Hot Summer’ would feature on the band’s first collection of singles, Introducing the Style Council and firmly alienate a number of Weller’s fans.

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