The Style Council “My Ever Changing Moods”

Posted 07 Nov 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1984, Albums of the 80s, Pop, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#186 in the Series) is The Style Council, My Ever Changing Moods.

The Style Council was a 1980’s band made up of guitarist Paul Weller and keyboard player Mick Talbot. Weller was previously a member of The Jam while Talbot was in various bands including Dexy’s Midnight Runners.   They released six albums in the decade.

My Ever Changing Moods was probably their most successful in the US. The album was known as Café Blue world-wide but not here.  Record label Polydor was trying to capitalize on the success of the single with the same name.  Plus we have a thing against the French.  Ok, maybe that had nothing to do with it!

The two most well-known songs were, indeed, the title cut and also ‘You’re The Best Thing.’ They are two fantastic tracks.  The years have not hurt them whatsoever either.  Also worth mentioning are ‘The Paris Match, Headstart for Happiness’ and ‘Here’s One that Got Away.’

All the vocals were handled by Paul Weller.  Many guest musicians were added to fill things out for the sessions.  Two of the better known players on this album were Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt from a great English band called Everything But the Girl.

My Ever Changing Moods, released in 1984,  was produced by Weller and Peter Wilson.

I could not find any mention of this album charting.  It was however mentioned in a book called 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Paul Weller is currently on tour supporting a new album called Wake Up The Nation.  Look for him!

Posted by Larry Carta

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