Come to Milton Keynes

"Come to Milton Keynes"
Single by The Style Council
from the album Our Favourite Shop
Released 1985
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Paul Weller
The Style Council singles chronology
Walls Come Tumbling Down! (1985) Come to Milton Keynes (1985) The Lodgers (1985)
Our Favourite Shop track listing
All Gone Away
Come to Milton Keynes

Come to Milton Keynes is a single released by The Style Council in 1985. It appeared on the album Our Favourite Shop and charted at number 23 in the UK singles chart.


In an interview given at the time of the songs release Paul Weller states that the song was inspired by the "Red Baloon" Milton Keynes advert which was produced on behalf of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.

Paul Weller biographer John Reed argues in 'Paul Weller: My Ever Changing Moods' that:

The song’s lyrics suggested a reality of drugs, violence, and ‘losing our way’ behind a façade of ‘luscious houses ‘ where the ‘curtains are drawn’, the idea being to create a musical pastiche which matched the supposed artificiality of Milton Keynes itself.”[1]


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