I’ve posted both of these before in the past, but never both together. Times Are Tight by Jimmy Young is a classic slice of early 80s soul, with a great groove and a decent small p political lyric. This here is the full 7 minute version.
And here is live from 83 Style Council version, where Paul & Mick are backed by The Questions on a Radio 1 concert that also featured several songs by the Respond acts. This version is one of my all time favourite Weller performances from any period of his career. It’s in my mind the perfect example of his left leaning soulboy moves, and a lot funkier than say Money Go Round which comes from the same period.