Sunday, May 1, 2011

#24 Small Faces "Things Are Going to Get Better" 1967

From one of the great mod groups of the Sixties, a little number to cheer you up. In 1967, before their concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, songwriters Steve Marriot and Ronnie Lane delivered 3 minute pop treasures like this one ( from the second of two albums titled Small Faces).
Marriot had one of the great rock n roll voices. Lane (in foreground below) is simply a personal hero of mine ( see his Slim Chance albums and his Pete Townsend collaboration Rough Mix)

After Odgens, Steve Marriot quit the band ( onstage no less) and went on to form Humble Pie.Rod Stewart replaced Marriot and the band become Faces. Drummer Kenney Jones would replace Keith Moon in The Who ( as if).
But that's years from the date Small Faces recorded this gem.
So chin up and remember:
Things are going to get better
Times change, better later than never

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