Saturday, February 19, 2005

"Rollin' Over"

This is about as funky as rock gets.... snaking around your nether regions like a polecat on heat, and a gloriously out-of-control vocal from Steve Marriott. I defy you to crank this up and not think about doing the horizontal tango. Everything's been turned up to 11 on this, the cymbals splashing over the whole thing like testosterone on tap, and the requisite brass section hooting provides the final kick up the backside. It's one of the great tragedies of rock that the Small Faces were managed by Don Arden, who probably pissed off more people than was strictly required, hence never realy giving the band their full chance. But so many bands down the years have cited the Small Faces as a major influence that maybe they've been given their due...

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