The Eton Rifles

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  1. The phrase ‘Eton Rifles’ itself is a reference to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Eton. This program was originally referred to as the Eton College Rifle Corps.
  2. The "Eton Rifles" are a cadet corps of Eton College, and the song itself is about the rivalry between boys at Eton and the neighboring working class schoolboys. Paul Weller himself attended Sheerwater Comprehensive school, which was located quite close to Eton.
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Eton Rifles on Discogs. Label: Polydor - POSP 83,Polydor - • Format: Vinyl 7 The Jam - The Eton Rifles /5().
  4. Written in the Weller family’s holiday caravan at Selsey Bill (of ‘Saturday’s Kids’ fame), ‘The Eton Rifles’ is driven by an imaginative, thundering bass line complemented by Buckler’s tight machine-gun drumming and Weller’s clashing, double-tracked Rickenbacker.
  5. Apr 14,  · Released on 26 October , The Eton Rifles trailed The Jam ’s acclaimed fourth album Setting Sons and became the first single by the trio to break the UK Top Like a .
  6. The actual Eton Rifles, founded in , were Eton College’s cadet corps. Now the Combined Cadet Force, schoolboys receive elementary military training and are taught how to fire guns. The song isn’t only about the left-wing protesters of the day versus the Eton toffs.
  7. Paul Weller has attacked David Cameron for being a fan of his music. Weller criticised the Tory Party leader for listing the song "The Eton Rifles" as his favourite tune. The veteran singer.
  8. Chris from Leeds, United Kingdom The Leeds incident was at the Queens Hotel with the Australian Rugby League team who were on tour in the UK. There is no such rugby team as the "Eton Rifles" - although there is a soccer team called Eton Rifles, inspired by the song. Otherwise - see Paul from London's comment as he's % correct.

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