Classic Clip: The Jam Speed Up To Slow Down, 1977

Paul Weller’s retro-Modernists plaster go-faster stripes over Beatles B-side. Watch it now!

Have you forgotten – if only for a nanosecond – the brilliance of The Jam? Then return with us to 1977, when in the face of punk’s public renunciation of all the music that came before, Woking’s splenetic power trio celebrated the Mod and Motown sounds of some 15 years earlier. In this incandescent clip, Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton, and Rick Buckler tear into the 1958 Larry Williams song popularized by The Beatles on their Long Tall Sally EP (and, in the States, on their Matchbox single) in 1964.

Thanks to Lily Armstrong from Mojo for this but while we’re on the subject..how about the Beatles 1964 take?

….and just for good measure, here’s the Larry Williams original…

 

 

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