Normally I try to post about new bands for you guys, so the prospects of concert-going and new releases are still relevant, but this is just too good to pass up. I first got turned on to The Small Faces by my dad a couple of years ago, but only recently have they spent a decent amount of time in my iTunes rotation.
The Small Faces were one of Britain’s most successful and popular bands of the late Sixties. Steve Marriott, the group’s lead vocalist, was especially notorious, arguably one of the most important influences for Led Zeppelin…it was even rumored that Robert Plant was chosen as the band’s singer only after Don Arden, the Small Faces’ crime-connected manager, threatened to break Jimmy Page‘s fingers if Marriott was pulled away from his band…intense!
The Small Faces were regarded as second only to The Who as Britain’s premier Mod band, who stole much of the limelight from an arguably equally great band. The band’s success crossed over into the States with the release of Itchycoo Park(my favorite of theirs). Take a listen for yourselves: