The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
670-The Jam-Eton Rifles.
1979-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At .2.57 An angry young man.
The lyrics of the song recount the difficulties faced by the unemployed and lower paid working class in protesting against a system stacked against them.The song tells of a street battle Paul Weller had read about concerning a rights to march through Slough in 1978 breaking off to attack pupils from Eton College who had been jeering the lunchtime marchers.
‘Sup up your beer and collect your fags there’s a row going on down near Slough.’
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