Anglo For Your Ear: Paul Weller’s “Wild Wood”

A lilting acoustic number, it’s the one Paul Weller solo record that many fans rate as highly as his work with The Jam. It hit No. 14 on the UK pop charts back in 1993. Pop singer Gabrielle recently sampled “Wild Wood” for her single, “Why,” and Weller even recorded new vocals for it.

I’m really not feelin’ Paul’s ‘do in the original video, though.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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