THE BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
To compliment my recently completed ‘1000 BEST SONGS LIST,’ here is another that just missed the cut.
1048-Small Faces-Lazy Sunday.
1968-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.09.They chose their name because none of them was very tall, and ‘A Face’ was somebody special. In ‘Mod’ circles, a face was a leader, someone to look up to, a face had the sharpest clothes, the best record collection, and was always seen with the prettiest girl on his arm.
The Small Faces(see also best songs 872,) formed in London in 1965, consisting of Steve Marriott(1947-1991,) Ronnie Lane(1946-1997,) Kenney Jones, and James Winston, Ian McLagan(1945-2014) replaced Winston in 1966.
In 1968 Steve Marriott left the group citing musical differences,he joined forces with Peter Frampton, to form Humble Pie.The remaining Small Faces were joined by Rod Stewart, and Ronnie Wood, of the Jeff Beck Group, and changed their name to The Faces(see also best songs 565 and 70.)
‘Lazy Sunday’ was co-written by Steve Marriott, and Ronnie Lane, it has a traditional Cockney East End of London Music Hall sound, it was inspired by Marriott’s feuds with his neighbours. Marriott’s vocals are delivered in an exaggerated cockney accent, as he had been teased about never singing in his real voice.John Lydon the lead singer with the Sex Pistols has said that one of his few musical influences was the vocal delivery of Steve Marriott.
‘Gor-blimey, hello Mrs. Jones,how’s old Bert’s lumbago?’