my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Do talk back

my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Poll ended at 02 Feb 2009, 13:56

rod stewart
3
27%
the small faces
8
73%
the big footy
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 11

Bungo the Mungo

my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 13:56

one of my favourite small faces songs.

i remember when i first heard stewart's version i was not too impressed, but today it came up on shuffle and blew me away. stewart's vocals are no match for marriott's, but i really like the arrangement.

what say you?

another opportunity for some BCB revisionism?

[youtube]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BeiWo1h-3b0&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BeiWo1h-3b0&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]

User avatar
Jeff K
The Original K
Posts: 32690
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 23:08
Location: Pennsylvania USA
Contact:

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Jeff K » 13 Jan 2009, 14:25

Rod is no match for Marriott but then very few people are. The Small Faces version all the way.
the science eel experiment wrote:Jesus Christ can't save BCB, i believe i can.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 14:45

What is it about Marriott? He's a bellower. And he talked all the time like a London loudmouth cunt.

Rubbish, the both of them. They did much much better.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 14:55

solarskope wrote:another opportunity for some BCB revisionism?


Sir John Coan wrote:What is it about Marriott? He's a bellower.


and so it begins ....

Sir John Coan wrote:And he talked all the time like a London loudmouth cunt.


probably because he was. :lol:

The Modernist

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jan 2009, 16:37

solarskope wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:And he talked all the time like a London loudmouth cunt.


probably because he was. :lol:


And what's wrong with being a London loudmouth cunt anyway, they're some of my favourite people! :)

Yeah it's The Small Faces of course, they just give it more somehow..squeezing the last pip of emotion out of the track.
I'm surprised Immediate never tried this one with PP Arnold who did a number of their tracks of course. It would've suited her style. Instead they gave it to Chris Farlowe.
Last edited by The Modernist on 13 Jan 2009, 16:53, edited 1 time in total.

The Modernist

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jan 2009, 16:48

Anyway John how can you not be charmed by the man, he just has that zest for life.
I love the way he tells this story (about 6 minutes in)..I'll try and provide subtitles later for the American posters. :D


Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 17:44

Nah. This is where I part ways quite sharply from yourself and Adam, G. Marriott's OK, but really I can't be fucked with those kinds of people usually. It's a bit of a North/South thing, perhaps.

I really can't get with that singing style of his, anyway. I heard some Humble Pie a while back and I had to rush to the 'off' switch on my hi-fi. Awful. What was his problem? were his knackers on fire?

User avatar
Clarkophile
Posts: 1255
Joined: 12 Jan 2008, 20:02

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Clarkophile » 13 Jan 2009, 18:07

Dr Modernist wrote:Anyway John how can you not be charmed by the man, he just has that zest for life.
I love the way he tells this story (about 6 minutes in)..I'll try and provide subtitles later for the American posters. :D



I like that clip a lot. Before I saw it on Youtube I had never really heard Marriott speak--and he was an absolute charmer here. Made me wish I could've bought him a pint or two.
Still miss that guy.

btw, Small Faces, hands down.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 18:11

Sir John Coan wrote:Nah. This is where I part ways quite sharply from yourself and Adam, G. Marriott's OK, but really I can't be fucked with those kinds of people usually.


you are trying to score points where there are none to be won.

you are the halitosis of YY.

The Modernist

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jan 2009, 18:13

That's him told! :lol:

Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 18:25

Dr Modernist wrote:That's him told! :lol:


sorry G, but it's a bridge too far.

first the monks and now this.

let's nip it in the bud before any more madness ensues.

User avatar
yomptepi
BCB thumbscrew of Justice
Posts: 35388
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 17:57
Location: well

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby yomptepi » 13 Jan 2009, 19:04

A rather drab song. Even Marriott seems unmoved by it. Small faces by numbers???

Still, stevie's hair looks godd I suspect.... :|
You don't like me...do you?

Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 19:07

yomptepi wrote:Still, stevie's hair looks godd I suspect.... :|


what ..his 80s scouse shag cut?

tut tut, mikel.

User avatar
yomptepi
BCB thumbscrew of Justice
Posts: 35388
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 17:57
Location: well

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby yomptepi » 13 Jan 2009, 19:15

solarskope wrote:
yomptepi wrote:Still, stevie's hair looks godd I suspect.... :|


what ..his 80s scouse shag cut?

tut tut, mikel.


I saw him a couple of times in the eighties, when he was down on his luck, and he would not fit your idea of a prototype mod in any way. No Adam, I was talking about his modified Mullet in the pop video... :D
You don't like me...do you?

Bungo the Mungo

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 13 Jan 2009, 19:22

yomptepi wrote:I saw him a couple of times in the eighties, when he was down on his luck, and he would not fit your idea of a prototype mod in any way. No Adam, I was talking about his modified Mullet in the pop video... :D


i'm not as young as i look, mikel. i also caught him in his packet of three days. he was a regular fixture down at the fox in palmers green, a far cry from your hangouts in the kings road. he gave the standards a breath of fresh air, but it was the small faces songs which stole the show.

User avatar
di Maio
Posts: 5531
Joined: 16 Feb 2006, 18:57
Location: Down in Dixieland loudly playing a silver fiddle, minding the Man

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby di Maio » 14 Jan 2009, 04:49

Sir John Coan wrote:Nah. This is where I part ways quite sharply from yourself and Adam, G. Marriott's OK, but really I can't be fucked with those kinds of people usually. It's a bit of a North/South thing, perhaps.

I really can't get with that singing style of his, anyway. I heard some Humble Pie a while back and I had to rush to the 'off' switch on my hi-fi. Awful. What was his problem? were his knackers on fire?


I'm falling in line with solarskope here, Steve Marriott has become one of my favs over the past few years and I can't choose Rod over him as far as the Small Faces stuff is concerned. Humble Pie may be different; I have yet to give them a spin. (I do think it's interesting your interpretation of London acts is much like mine with NY acts.)

User avatar
LeBaron
Diamond Geezer
Posts: 42955
Joined: 18 Jul 2003, 05:38
Location: Impregnable Citadel of Technicality

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby LeBaron » 14 Jan 2009, 05:09

Sir John Coan wrote:What is it about Marriott? He's a bellower. And he talked all the time like a London loudmouth cunt.


He's the fucking greatest and don't you forget it!
Quaco wrote:Are you fucking high?

take5_d_shorterer wrote:If John Bonham simply didn't listen to enough Tommy Johnson or Blind Willie Mctell, that's his doing.

User avatar
echolalia
Posts: 4399
Joined: 21 Jul 2006, 02:23
Location: Way Out West

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby echolalia » 14 Jan 2009, 11:38

Dr Modernist wrote:I love the way he tells this story (about 6 minutes in)..I'll try and provide subtitles later for the American posters. :D



Good stuff.

"You must have some stories about your gigs in the States, some of the far-flung places."

"Oh yeah there's some far-flung places all right. So in New Zealand..."

:lol:

User avatar
soundchaser
Rokster & Rollster
Posts: 8022
Joined: 20 Jun 2006, 10:55

Re: my way of giving: rod stewart vs the small faces

Postby soundchaser » 15 Jan 2009, 09:09

Not very good and indeed, rather dull, with totally predictable Small Faces trademarks. No, for Steve Marriott, this is the way to go:

Image