Monday, March 22, 2010

Gone Flakey with the Small Faces

Contrary to the experience of my good friend Paul Booker in Texas, it was a positively beautiful first weekend of spring here in El Lay. It has been cold and rainy nearly every weekend since January, rendering my convertible top useless as an anorak in Hades.

So, now that I can put the top down again, the pressing question is what to listen to? The Kinks are an awesome choice of course, but I was in mood for something more groovy.

Check out this awesome clip of the Small Faces on French television in 1968, getting groovy with the instrumental opening to their seminal record, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. Or, according to the French translation, "Not Gone Flake." If only we could get that stamped on the forehead of every Angeleno....

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