#968: 1968, The Small Faces, Lazy Sunday

by George_East on December 19, 2014

Well, as the others haven’t paid tribute it fall to me.   A fortnight or so ago Ian McLagan passed away.    As keyboard player with both The Small Faces and then The Faces, he was part of some of the most iconic music of the 1960s and early 1970s.

In more recent years he collaborated with Billy Bragg and this year he played on Lucinda Williams’ superb,  Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone album (watch out for that in my end of year top albums list coming soon).  Moreover like Bragg, McLagan was a proper lefty – his last interview ended with these words: ‘I’ve thought about this. I’m a socialist. It means I care’.

This song is, of course, one of The Small Faces’ most famous – as they mainlined the cockney knees up musical tradition.  On one view it can be seen as the inspiration for the whole Blur Parklife mockney thing, a quarter of a century later (complete with exaggerated cor blimey accents).

Ian McLagan RIP


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