453 – Small Faces – Itchycoo Park (1967)
Written by Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Produced by Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Label – Immediate
Small Faces were one of the most innovative pop bands of the decade and “Itchycoo Park” captures every ounce of ambition by moulding a simple sing-a-long melody with a breathtaking spirit of carefree psychedelia. From Marriott’s superb vocal, to the cleverly engineered Flanging effect, all held together by Ian McLagan’s bright keyboard motif and Kenney Jones’ deep rolling drum fills, it’s a thrilling snapshot of a band that never truly received the accolades they probably deserved.