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Weller Weekend Woking 2002

25-26 May 2002

There was a strong Small Faces connection this year. Friday night at Woking Football Club featured the Paul Weller Connexion treating us to mainly a greatest hits package but with a few album tracks, Jam tracks and a tribute to Steve Marriott with excellent versions of All or Nothing and Tin Soldier.

Paul Weller Connexion Set List

  • Into Tomorrow
  • Peacock Suit
  • Friday Street
  • Mermaids
  • Hung Up
  • Broken Stones
  • Brand New Start
  • Wild Wood
  • Bull Rush/Magic Bus
  • Town Called Malice
  • English Rose
  • That's Entertainment
  • In the Midnight Hour
  • Going Underground
  • All or Nothing
  • Tin Soldier
  • Out of the Sinking
  • The Changingman
  • Sunflower
On the Saturday night at the HG Wells Suite in central Woking there were three bands along with an excellent soul, mod and ska disco. 

First on stage was Who's Who with a superb tribute to the Who. Not only were the songs played extremely well but they "acted" like the Who. The only thing really missing was the on-stage punch up. Highlights of the set were the tracks from Quadrophenia. 

Who's Who Set List

  • Heaven & Hell
  • I Can't Explain.
  • Pictures of Lily
  • I Can See for Miles
  • The Real Me
  • 5:15
  • Love Reign Oe'r Me
  • Substitute
  • Happy Jack
  • I'm a Boy
  • Pinball Wizard
  • See Me Feel Me
  • Baba O'Reilly
  • Won't Get Fooled Again
  • My Generation

"Can you see the real me, can you, CAN YOU?"

Afterglow played a set of Small Faces tracks, not a pure tribute band but more an an interpretation of the Small Faces. Imagine the Fab Four crossed with the Buzzcocks are you're fairly close. 

The band played some "rarer" songs that one hears less at the Small Faces Convention and other gigs including the Smokey Robinson and Tim Hardin covers. The highlight was the encore of Come on Children.

Afterglow Set List:

  • Understanding
  • Sorry She's Mine
  • Talk to You
  • Shake
  • You Really Got a Hold on Me
  • I've Got Mine
  • Afterglow (of Your Love)
  • Wham Bam Thank You Mam
  • If I Were a Carpenter
  • All or Nothing
  • Come on Children

 

Wham bam....

It was getting very late by the time the Jamm took to the stage but the venue had a large crowd that was very warmed up by the other bands and the disco. The Jamm had a rapturous reception and proceeded to play a set consisting of all the Jam singles (except two) and a number of album tracks. the highlight for me was, naturally, The Modern World but there was not a poor track amongst the set. 

John Southern is more like Paul Weller than Weller himself and is ably backed by Ray "Bruce Foxton" Begg on bass and Andy "Rick Buckler" Cartwright on drums. Ray shone during Tube Station while Andy Cartwright's glory moment was the explosive Funeral Pyre. Check out Paul Weller's signed Start Rickenbacker too.

The Jamm Set List:

  • A Bomb in Wardour Street
  • The Modern World
  • Thick as Thieves
  • Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
  • All Mod Cons
  • To Be Someone
  • It's Too bad
  • Saturday's Kids
  • In the Crowd
  • Funeral Pyre
  • That's Entertainment
  • In the City
  • Butterfly Collector
  • London Girl
  • When You're Young
  • The Bitterest Pill
  • David Watts
  • Strange Town
  • Heatwave
  • Standards
  • A Town Called Malice
  • All Around the World
  • Start!
  • Pretty Green
  • News of the World
  • Going Underground
  • In the Midnight Hour
  • Eton Rifles

Giving it some "Rickenbacker"

"What you give is what you get!"

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