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the small faces
Damn. This kind of thing makes you realize the true genius of Jagger, Lennon, McCartney.
 No way, man, The Small Faces were great. This is not their best work, but it has a really appealing energy. They were *the* mod band in England, even more so than The Who. They never made it in the US, except of course after Steve Marriott left and they replaced him with Stewart & Wood and became The Faces.
But man, did Steve Marriott have some pipes.
 yeah, these guys were great, and definitey more Modfathers than The Who. Pete and the boys were more Rockers than Mods, in Quadrophenia parlance.
This is the stuff that influenced Weller & the Jam, for sure.
 It's not that the Who were rockers, they had the mod earmarks same as the SF's - the threads, the covers of then-current tamla/motown r&b records, et al...its just that I think the Small Faces were accepted as actual mods, as opposed to being a band mods liked.
Ronnie Lane, Marriott, Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones - pretty good lineup, if you ask me.
speaking of Weller, and Mods. I went to one of his shows in Hollywood, 1997 I think, maybe Pantages Theater, one of the H'Wood theaters. Anyway, I wasn't prepared for the Mods scene. I had no idea it existed in Los Angeles in the mid-90s. Kids drove into town on scooters (from who knows where, the Valley?) wearing the long coats, and Mod suits, and haircuts. Wasn't hip to that scene at all (being 10 years older than those kids at the time) Never saw anything like it.
Here's a great one from a little later (post-mod), when they went to Andrew Oldham's IMMEDIATE records:
Marriott did OK when he found a young kid guitarist named Peter Frampton, and formed Humble Pie.
 They were lucky, Loog Oldham and Epstein never lumped them with Kenny Lynch penned tracks that they hated. No offence Kenny, loved you with Tarby and Alf Garnett.
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