Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Music History 101: Small Faces

I'm enjoying this song too much right now not to want to share it. It's the Small Faces' "All Or Nothing." To go along with the video, I'll throw in some facts about Small Faces.

Small Faces were founded in East London in 1965 by members Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston. By 1966, they were offered a deal with the newly established Immediate label, formed by ex-Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Marriott officially quit the band at the beginning of 1969, walking off stage during a live New Year's Eve gig. Citing frustration at their failure to break out of their pop image and their inability to reproduce the more sophisticated material properly on stage, Steve was already looking ahead to a new band, Humble Pie, with Peter Frampton. After they disbanded, Lane and Jones were joined by Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (lead vocals), both from The Jeff Beck Group, and the new line-up with Ian McLagan was renamed The Faces. Kenney Jones later became the drummer in The Who after Keith Moon's death in 1978.

In July 2008 Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan has confirmed the surviving members of the band, including Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, have been considering a reunion.

With that aside, lets get back to the music. I guarantee you'll be singing along with this one when you play it the second time through.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out some Faces cover tunes scattered around itunes. Really shows off their raw English version of a bar band, specifically, dylan's "wicked messenger," stones "It's all over now"...and so on. great stuff.