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The Small Faces are now into a more sophisticated and mature commerciality. The addition of Rod Stewart as vocalist and Ron Wood on lead guitar has altered the substance of their music noticeably. The three remaining Faces—Ian McLagen, organ; Ronnie Lane, bass; Kenny Jones, drums—all are very good instrumentalists and coupled with Stewart and Wood they make a fine rock band. The basic weakness with the album is that although the music is original, it is also highly derivative. The final effect leaves one considerably less excited than… Read More

the lineup promises.

They are slick, playing tight changes and neat licks all the way through the record. McLagen's organ work is competent, more so than many better-known rock organists, and Ron Wood's guitar playing is economical and fluid. Though he played with Jeff Beck on bass, Wood has done sessions with Donovan (among others) as a guitarist and has recorded with a group called Santa Barbara Machine Head. He is far more proficient than he is thrilling; nowhere on the album does he play with any abandon.

Rod Stewart, on the other hand, sings his butt off. His raspy, sore throat voice lends itself well to the Faces' music. But Stewart's value lies in his unpredictability. His phrasing and delivery are filled with the unexpected.

The songs on the album are varied and come from all kinds of places. They do Dylan's "Wicked Messenger" with a bland but precise arrangement. Lane wrote and sang a funky traditional-type folk song ("Stone") featuring Stewart on banjo, Wood on harp and himself playing guitar. "Around the Plynth" is a fine bottleneck workout for Ron Wood. Unfortunately, stereo "effects" on this number almost ruin it. "Pineapple and the Monkey," a Ron Wood instrumental composition, would sound exactly like Booker T. if it weren't for the tone of the guitar.

The Small Faces play with more control than soul. They know exactly what they are doing and they do it well, as good musicians should, but the precision and purity of their sound seems a little sterile, and they lack the drive and power to make their music work without subtleties. (RS 59)


JOEL SELVIN




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Small Faces - First Step   Small Faces   First Step
Us, Warner Bros. Records, 18512, 1993
  CD   NEW Mantis Music
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  SMALL FACES   First Step
1/1/1990 Wpcp4036, Warner, Japan
  CD   ORIGINAL ART AND DISC ROCK READ
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  SMALL FACES   The First Step
Tape On Seams Gatefold Cover Usa, Wb, 1851
  LP   G/VG Beverly Reco
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SMALL FACES - First Step (180 Gram)   SMALL FACES   First Step (180 Gram)
First Step Is The Debut Solo Album From The Legendary Faces, Originally Released In 1970. Featuri...
  LP   SS City Hall
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Gf s Wbr, 1851
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First Step - SMALL FACES   SMALL FACES   First Step
Green Label, Original Inner Wb, 1851
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  SMALL FACES   The First Step
Ps Is Vg+ Wb, Ws 1851
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180 Gram Vinyl 4 Men With Beards
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SMALL FACES - The First Step (180g)   SMALL FACES   The First Step (180g)
Format:lp Us, 4 Men With Beards, 4m215 , 4 copies
  LP   NEW JET SET
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SMALL FACES - First Step Album   SMALL FACES   First Step
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SMALL FACES - First Step Album   SMALL FACES   First Step
Us Issue With "green" Warner Shield Labels, Gatefold Cover With Light Ring/seam Wear An...
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SMALL FACES - First Step Record   SMALL FACES   First Step
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SMALL FACES - First Hit Album   SMALL FACES   First Hit Album
Other Info: United Kingdom, New World Records, Nw 6000, 1972
  LP   MINT-/VG+ Shuga
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  SMALL FACES   First Step
10 Selections In A Gatefold Cover With Mild Rub Wear Lp In Excellent Condition. Usa, Warner ...
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  SMALL FACES   First Step Lpwicked Messenger/devotion/shak,e Shudder, Shiver Wood/stone/around The Plynth/flying/pi
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Small Faces - First Step LP   Small Faces   First Step
Stunning 1970 White Label Promo Housed In A Gatefold Cover With Shrink Wrap Intact Gatefold Has ...
  LP   M- Audiophileus
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Wbros 1851, Stereo, Gatefold, Sealed!, No Cutouts!, No Barcode vinyl Record Album
  LP   SS/SS Brothers Rec
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  SMALL FACES   The First Step
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  SMALL FACES   First Hit Album
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