In the summer of 1991, I was running a fanzine entitled Positive Energy of Madness. Issues were sporadic as most fanzines were back in the day.
Published in Music
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:57

The Life & Music Of Ronnie Lane



A documentary tells the story of Ronnie Lane from his heyday with first the Small Faces and then the Faces through the sixties and seventies and then his experiments with a rural life and the touring musical circus that he dubbed The Passing Show.
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:37

Small Faces Documentary



Documentary retrospective on the very influential British Invasion band, the Small Faces. Includes archival interviews with Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 17:46

‘All or Nothing ‘ Musical Reviewed

Mod radio has had the privilege and honour of being a part of the long awaited ‘All or Nothing’ musical based on the, strive for success by the mighty Small Faces band.
Published in Music
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:50

The Life and Times of Steve Marriott


"The Life and Times of Steve Marriott" is a compelling documentary about one of rock's most dynamic, exciting, and sadly; unsung heroes of rock and roll. Showcasing revelatory interviews with Humble Pie's Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley, and Greg Ridley, the Black Crowes's Chris Robinson,
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© Words - Val Weedon

Ian McLagan was a keyboard player best known as a member of the Small Faces and Faces.  He sadly died on December 3rd following complications from a stroke.  
Published in Music Archive
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© Words Matteo Sedazzari
When the album opens up with Steve Marriott  bragging at the start “I've got a new axe, it's gonna make me rock hard man! “, you just know you are about  to enter into a loud, powerful and epic voyage of pure rock ‘n’ roll.  And if you were lucky enough to be in attendance at the Fillmore you certainly got your money’s worth, as you do with this album.   Marriott and the boys play more than just a gig, they give a heroic performance that can now be remembered for the worth that it should.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:56

Jim Stapley – Rock Star Flying High

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The world is in need of a new rock star.  Someone who has the potential to become the next generation’s Mick Jagger, Steve Marriott, Roger Daltrey, or Rod Stewart et al.  And I think I’ve found him.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:50

Kenney Jones - One Man Went to Mow

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Kenney Jones is recognised as one of the top rock drummers in the world, playing with three of the most well known bands around.  He was a member of the sixties Mod band Small Faces, went on to play with The Faces and front man Rod Stewart then in 1978 following the tragic death of Keith Moon was the obvious choice for The Who.

Published in Music Archive
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There is a strong argument that the best way for the guitarist to learn their favourite song is to play along to the record. However having a useful reference book nearby can only improve their chances.
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