Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tune of the day - Small Faces (cockney knees-up)

From BBC archives, The "Small Faces" joyous "Happy Days Toy Town". One of the most catchy tunes ever made/performed, from their concept album "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake". The mics seem to be on for the hyperactive Steve Marriott on lead and Ronnie Lane on bass, as is audible/visible from their badinage.

Otherwise, the tune is mimed. Stanley Unwin provides the nonsense spoken piece towards the end.

Mariott wasted his talents after this, in the cesspit of progressive rock; the other three formed 'the Faces' with Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart. Years later, Kenny Jones replaced the dead Keith Moon on sticks in 'the Who'.

Anyhoo, turn it up loud and enjoy, and remember that 'Life is just a bowl of All-Bran'...

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