When my wife was doing an exchange in Spain, her Spanish guest brother made her a mix-tape of Paul Weller songs. Paul Weller was recently in town supporting a new record, so I happily tagged along with my wife to the show. The extent of my knowledge on Weller is that after heading up The Jam and the Style Council, he has enjoyed a long solo career. Early in the set, I had a sneaking suspicion that the Gallagher brothers were likely at the show since Oasis were likely already in town to play a rare small club gig the next day and Oasis seem to be of the same ruff-hewn distinctly British cloth as Paul Weller. Sure enough, Noel Gallagher made a brief surprise guest appearance. He seemed healthy despite later canceling the small club show due to an earlier on-stage injury sustained from an errant Canadian fan. Whatever the injury it didn’t prevent him stumbling on stage and squawking into the microphone.

At around the fifth minute into this track you can hear Gallagher chime in with one of his patented incoherent and not exactly PG-13 rants. If any of you out in TSOI-land are fluent in “Loutish” a translation would be appreciated.
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20081001/PW-ThatsEntertainment.mp3|titles=That’s Entertainment (Live)|artists=Paul Weller]
Download: Paul Weller – That’s Entertainment (Live)


  1. Blue Coyote, Thanks for the translation. Awesome. Did you take a semester or two of ‘Loutish’ in school?

    As an aside: I just noticed that I totally forgot that Paul Weller heading up the Style Council for quite a while post-Jam, which I certainly should have mentioned in the post. My bad.

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