Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Jam Generation

In tomorrow's Spectator Anne McElvoy tries an ingenious piece of cultural analysis:

What do David Cameron, David Miliband, Nick Clegg, Yvette Cooper, Michael Gove and (just about) George Osborne have in common? They are part of the Jam Generation: a powerful cross-party phenomenon laying the foundations of our political futures. The soundtrack to their formative years is Paul Weller’s tuneful, raucous songs of the 1980s.
The trouble with this theory is that Cameron's closest connection with The Jam is that he used to be one of the Eton Rifles.


asquith said...

If we're going to have someone New Wave, I like Elvis Costello. I've got all his albums, including the ones like Il Sogno and North that no one else likes.

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