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rock nyc’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Power To Paul Weller by Mike Nessing

(Here we arrive at the rock nyc golden age: it is late 2009 and Helen Bach, Mike Nessing and I would spend the entire day posting anything we could think of, 20, 30 posts a day, all day long. I reached my zenith of silliness when I once posted pictures of Sylvie Vartan misidentified as Francoise Hardy and refused to change it! I never enjoyed the website more than when Mike was with us – IL)

Contributing editor Mike Nessing discusses the power of three in this Dream Jam Setlist


Power trios hold a special place in my heart. There’s just something about a band that can get it done using the bare minimum. It’s the rock n’ roll equivalent of trapeze without a net. One of my favorite power trios ever are The Jam. I know Paul Weller is annoying with his penchant for preachy lyrics with way too many syllables. The undeniable power and drive of THE BAND itself more than make up for it tho’ as far as im concerned.

Never saw ’em, but if i did i’d want it to go down something like this.

Running On The Spot
Absolute Beginners
Pretty Green
Thick As Thieves
Set The House Ablaze
Thats Entertainment
Funeral Pyre
Private Hell
Strange Town
So Sad About Us
Going Underground
Dreams Of Children
All Mod Cons
David Watts
Trans-Global Express
Butterfly Collector
Bitterest Pill
Beat Surrender

In The City
When You’re Young
All Around The World

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