Small Faces - Twitter sixties style

Meaning of band name Small Faces - Mods book - Richard Barnes, Johnny Moke, Jan McVeighEast London beat formation that step by step (first from beat to rock and then from rock to rhytm & blues) managed to end up in the psychedelic scene, helped in no small measure by a generous intake of all kinds of chemical stimulants. They went down in history as the inventors of the round record sleeve (see Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, 1968).

A face in the context of this band name is not literally someone's countenance, it is 'somebody'. And not just anybody, it is a person who knows how to dress with good taste and to the latest fashion.

In the sixties these people were also called Mods; the more followers they had, the more important they were. Sound familiar?

To support all this an excerpt from the song Bell Boy of The Who:

'Ain't you the guy who used to set the paces
Riding up in front of a hundred faces
I don't suppose you would remember me
But I used to follow you back in '63.'

The Small Faces had every right to advertise themselves as such: all members of the quartet were of moderate sizes from a physical viewpoint.

Active: 1965-1969; 1975-1978, GBR

See also: Small FacesWho



Anonymous said...

What a steaming load of shite!
Bloody sods...

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