The late Ian McLagan's contributions to the Small Faces and the Faces truly helped shape the sound of those legendary bands, and his years of incredible session work with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Bob Dylan made him one of the most in-demand session players in the world.
By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces. Despite expanding their sound on the classic 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake' album the previous year, Marriott's heart just wasn't in it as the new year was getting underway. "I've changed in myself and the group has changed as things have happened to us," Marriott told an interviewer in September of 1968. His participation would come to an end by March of 1969.
On Jan. 27, 2014, the Small Faces will release a four-CD box set chronicling their three years on Immediate Records. 'Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years 1967-1969' will feature 75 tracks and a considerable amount of extra material.
Formed in 1965, the Small Faces exemplified the Mod aesthetic. The looked sharp and sounded sharper. Led by the charismatic powerhouse Steve Marriott, Small Faces existed only a few short years, but their body of work in that short time frame (1965-1969) rivals most every contemporary of the era. Out of their stellar catalog, we have plucked a mere handful of
With the recent induction of both the Small Faces and the Faces into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we thought we'd take a minute to explain the connection between the two related but definitely separate bands.
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