Monday, February 08, 2010

1073 - Mojo 82. Small Faces - Small Faces (1967)

Track Listing

1. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
2. Something I Want To Tell You
3. Feeling Lonely
4. Happy Boys Happy
5. Things Are Going to Get Better
6. My Way Of Giving
7. Green Circles
8. Become Like You
9. Get Yourself Together
10. All Our Yesterdays
11. Talk To You
12. Show Me The Way
13. Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire
14. Eddie's Dreaming


First things first, when looking for this album do not mistake it for the other self-titled Small Faces album from 1966, this is the 1967 one and it is a much better one. You will have to look for it by track listing rather than by the title.

You really get the feeling that the Small Faces are quite a bit ahead of the game here, more so than in their more popular albums like Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. At moments throughout this they seem to be prefiguring Glam by a handful of years, listen to the second or third track and you can see Bowie coming a mile away.

Another interesting thing about this album is the way in which songs are surprisingly short, in fact many are below the 2 minute mark and many scarcely go over it. There is an almost Ramones-like impatience to the music, they have a new idea to show you next and so they just move on. All of this together with some great tracks like MY Way of Giving makes this album essential.

Track Highlights

1. My Way of Giving
2. Green Circles
3. Feeling Lonely
4. Something I Want to Tell You

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

At the time of the release of this album, an unofficial second album From the Beginning was released by Decca. Small Faces had transferred to the Immediate label headed by Andrew Loog Oldham.

My Way Of Giving:


Anonymous said...

how many albuns is in the mojo list?

Francisco Silva said...

No idea, haven't counted them, but less than 1000, they say over 700 on the cover.