Vintage Gold: Small Faces – “Tin Soldier” – Classic Video
Spearheaded by vivacious singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and bassist Ronnie Lane, along with keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones — Small Faces were a brilliant rock and roll band from London, England. Their mod, r&b sound was fully fueled by Steve Marriott’s bluesy, soulful vocals and as the ‘60s progressed (and LSD came into the picture), they engaged a heavier psychedelic-pop groove, equally outstanding and memorable. The British Invasion made clear legends out of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who — while Small Faces never cracked the American market. They had several singles that topped the UK Charts but were never able to tour the U.S. and to U.S. audiences they remained at cult level. They disbanded in 1969 when Steve Marriott left to form boogie-rock band Humble Pie with Peter Frampton and the remaining members re-grouped as the bluesy pub-rock outfit, Faces, with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood (the Rolling Stones). Small Faces/Faces finally got some profound, well-deserved recognition when inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.
The spine-tingling goodness and chilling thrill of listening and watching Small Faces in their early lineup is unmatched and they are true Vintage Gold. Check out this Small Faces video of their ’67 classic “Tin Soldier!”
“So now I’ve lost my way, I need help to show me things to say, Give me your love before mine fades away” ~ “Tin Soldier” by Small Faces