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Small Faces Thought ‘Sunday’ Too Much Of A Joke

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, May 1968

ONCE more unto the magic cave – better described as Andrew Oldham’s emporium from whence all things Immediate happen – and the office where I ...

The Small Faces: 'Itchycoo Park'

Retrospective and Interview by John Pidgeon, Record Hunter, March 1991

The first Small Faces single written by Marriott and Lane, 'I Got Mine', flopped on release as the follow-up to 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' ...

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Steve Marriott: I'm A Raver, Not A Singer

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, May 1966

THE SMALL ("ah! – aren't they cute?") Faces are doing BIG things on the pop scene. Their third big hit, self-penned and called 'Hey Girl', ...

Steve Marriott: Everyone's 'Luv' And 'Mate'

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, September 1966

SHOULD Steve Marriott ever chance to meet royalty it would be safe to assume that within five minutes he would be calling them "luv" and ...

Small Face Kenny Keeps Quiet

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, September 1966

KENNY JONES is the lost Face. Like a great many group drummers he has been placed in the background and prefers to remain there. ...

Small Faces: Mystery Man 'Plonk' Lane

Profile and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, September 1966

RONNIE PLONK LANE, bass guitarist and grand old man of the Small Faces at the age of 20, is the group's "Mysteryman." "Mystery" is Plonk's ...

The Small Faces: Mac's Flu Is Permanent!

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, September 1966

"MAC"-FACE (Ian McLagan) says he was born in "Houns-low-on-mud" on May 12, 1946. of an Irish mother and a Scottish father, and he and his ...

The Small Faces, Roy Orbison, Paul & Barry Ryan, Jeff Beck: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1967

A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience was created by the combined powers of the Small Faces and Roy Orbison at the opening of their tour at Finsbury ...

The Small Faces: Travel is A Nightmare

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, October 1967

THE SMALL FACES – most often through no fault of their own – find great difficulty in getting from place to place, i.e. interviews, photographic ...

Small Faces: Is All Still Well With The Faces?

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1968

"MAC LEAVING? No — of course not!" groaned Stevie Marriott and Ronnie Lane in unison. ...

Small Faces Shatter Old Image

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, January 1968

THAT'S my body you're laughing at!" said Ronnie Lane indignantly, having removed his shirt to reveal a torso which could have given Charles Atlas a ...

Small Faces Sink Australia

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, February 1968

THE ABOVE head-line was sarcastically suggested by Ronnie Lane, who declared after the group's recent trip down under –"they would even have accused us of ...

The Small Faces: At Home With Face Steve...What An Experience!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, April 1968

TO VISIT the Thameside abode of Small Face Steve Marriott is something of an experience — to put it mildly! Come with me and you'll ...

The Small Faces: At Last The 1948 Cockney Show...

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, April 1968

I WAS DIGGING the sounds of this record called 'Lazy Sunday', and grooving along gently thinking I was listening to Tony Newley singing with a ...

The Small Faces: Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake

Review by Keith Altham, NME, June 1968

The Small Faces new album Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (Immediate), apart from being encased in the first circular sleeve I have ever seen, is a ...

Small Faces, Velvet Underground etc.: New Albums Reviewed

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, June 1968

Cockney Rock LP puts Small Faces in West Coast bracket ...

Small Faces: We're Getting Better Ideas

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, July 1968

HAVING nipped smartly into the No. 1 best selling album slot with Ogdens Nut Gone Flake, the Small Faces are now deservedly considered big wheels ...

Steve Marriott: Putting A Brave Face On Things

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1968

STEVIE MARRIOTT is not too horrified by the slow progress of 'Universal', the Small Faces' latest vital waxing. ...

Small Faces: The Autumn Stone

Review by Simon Frith, Rolling Stone, March 1970

BEHIND THE KINGS of rock and roll stand the workers who make up the boredom and blarney, the fervour and humbug of pop. They are ...

The Small Faces: First Step

Review by Joel Selvin, Rolling Stone, May 1970

THE SMALL FACES are now into a more sophisticated and mature commerciality. The addition of Rod Stewart as vocalist and Ron Wood on lead guitar ...

Steve Marriott: Humble As Pie

Report and Interview by Jon Tiven, Phonograph Record, September 1971

AFTER A COMPLETELY satisfying set by Humble Pie at the Capitol Theatre, I went backstage for an interview with Steve Marriott, their trebly-talented lead singer, ...

Don Arden: The Hit Man

Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, March 1974

He's been called the Al Capone of pop, and the reputation's, shall we say, a little heavy. A nervous Robert Partridge talks to Don Arden... ...

The Small Faces

Retrospective by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1976

WELL – WHAT do you make of it lads? There's Rodney, jetting round the world with his blonde bombshell, the very lovely Britt Ekland. ...

Small Faces: City Hall, Sheffield

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, April 1977

WAITING FOR the newly reformed Small Faces to take the stage of Sheffield's City Hall, I was probably more nervous than they were (which is ...

Steve Marriott

Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, April 1977

IT'S A bit like having a bull in a china shop, being around Steve Marriott. Like being in the same room as a whirlwind. His ...

Small Faces: Playmates

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, August 1977

OH DEAR, I fear Steve Marriott and his mates are in for a real critical pasting with this, the first Small Faces LP for ten ...

The Small Faces Story

Retrospective by Peter Silverton, Trouser Press, October 1977

IT'S 1968, ALRIGHT. Me and a mate are lounging around in his garden. His parents are out for the day. School's out for the summer. ...

Small Faces: Playmates

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1977

ONE SOLO CAREER going nowhere, two sidemen left in the, lurch, and a convenient reconciliation. The Faces have gotten Small again, with their original lead ...

Small Faces: Rock Roots: The Singles Album

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, December 1977

NOW THAT STEVE Marriot has put a version of the Small Faces back together, there's been a bit of resurgence (perhaps as a result of ...

A Face in The Who: Kenny Jones

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1979

ZERO HOUR approaches. Soon the Who will be back on stage, and the whole world will be watching. Kenny Jones doesn't mind admitting that he's ...

The Small Faces: Where Are They Now?

Profile by Martin Aston, NME, December 1990

SHA LA LA La Lee! Pioneers of mod-psychedelia and decisive hair-parting strategies, The Small Faces. ...

Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

Book Excerpt by John Pidgeon, Classic Albums (BBC Books), 1991

WRITTEN, PERFORMED and produced by musicians who, after three years of hit singles, were still not long out of their teens, the Small Faces' Ogden's ...

Steve Marriott: All Or Nothing

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1994

The late Steve Marriott was, in his prime, a writer of transcendent English pop songs. He was, to the end, a blues and soul shouter ...

Small Faces: The Immediate Years (Charly)

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, December 1995

MOD, SCHMOD: THE SMALL FACES WERE SO MUCH more. For a start they were a great band for kids. I should know, I was one. ...

The Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake; The Small Faces & The Autumn Stone

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, June 1997

CHECK OUT how many column inches The Small Faces warrant in rock encyclopaedias, compared to the space given to the likes of The Kinks or ...

Steve Marriott: The Lost Interview

Profile and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 1997

(With the exception of the Peter Frampton quote, the following interviews were carried out in London in early 1982 for a projected biography of John's ...

The Ronnie Lane Story

Retrospective by Ian Fortnam, Troubadour, June 1998

ON THE fourth of June, 1997 the world of popular music lost one of its finest song writing talents when Ronnie Lane, affectionately known to ...

All Ian McLagan's Rage

Interview by Ian Fortnam, bol.com, April 2000

IAN MCLAGAN’S CV reads like a veritable who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll. Over the course of his 54 years the Hounslow-born keyboard player ...

Immediate Records: Happy To Be Part Of The Industry Of Human Happiness

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, August 2000

Sudden impact: Best of the label that brought us the Small Faces…and Jimmy Tarbuck. ...

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