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* SignatureSong: "Itchycoo Park," though the band would likely have preferred it to be "Tin Soldier."

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* SignatureSong: "Itchycoo Park," though the band would likely have preferred it to be "Tin Soldier."


* ArchEnemy: After they split with Decca, the band considered Don Arden to be this, and refused to promote any of their own material that Decca released.



* BSide: A few non-album ones, including "I'm Only Dreaming" and "I'll Feel Much Better."



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their songs fall between a three and a four, occasionally crossing over into a 5, though "Wham Bam Thank You Mam," one of their last commercially-released songs, could conceivably be classed as a 6.

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* LoveIsADrug: "Afterglow."
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their songs fall between a three 3 and a four, 4, occasionally crossing over into a 5, though "Wham Bam Thank You Mam," one of their last commercially-released songs, could conceivably be classed as a 6.

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* CosmicPlaything: Both of the band's managers, Don Arden and Andrew Loog Oldham, ripped them off.


* AwesomeMusic: "Tin Soldier," "Itchycoo Park," "Afterglow," "Lazy Sunday," "All or Nothing," "Here Come the Nice"...the list goes on.



* FaceOfTheBand: Steve Marriott.



* OneHitWonder: In America they were this, with "Itchycoo Park," and to this day remain far more influential and beloved in their home country than across the Atlantic.



* StuckInTheirShadow: Ronnie Lane, who had contributed greatly to the catalogue as well as essentially coming up with the idea for the "Happiness Stan" storyline on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, was largely overshadowed by the larger-than-life persona of Steve Marriott. This continued into the Faces, where Lane remained a lesser-known member than Stewart and Wood, despite writing many of the band's best-loved songs. And later his solo work was, and continues to be, very highly regarded by those who listened to it, but was not particularly successful (which was perhaps affected in part by the onset of Multiple Sclerosis, which prevented Lane from touring).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The tracks the band recorded for their shelved fourth LP (eventually released posthumously along with several live tracks as The Autumn Stone) indicate at least a partial move in a heavier direction, comparable to early Led Zeppelin. In particular, "Wham Bam Thank You Mam" and "Call it Something Nice" feature heavy riffs and distorted guitars that would not be out of place in the following decade.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The tracks the band recorded for their shelved fourth LP (eventually released posthumously along with several live tracks as The Autumn Stone) indicate at least a partial move in a heavier direction, comparable to early Led Zeppelin. In particular, "Wham Bam Thank You Mam" and "Call it Something Nice" feature heavy riffs and distorted guitars that would not be out of place in the following decade.



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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The tracks the band recorded for their shelved fourth LP (eventually released posthumously along with several live tracks as The Autumn Stone) indicate at least a partial move in a heavier direction, comparable to early Led Zeppelin. In particular, "Wham Bam Thank You Mam" and "Call it Something Nice" feature heavy riffs and distorted guitars that would not be out of place in the following decade.


* AwesomeMusic: "Tin Soldier," "Itchycoo Park," "Afterglow," "Lazy Sunday," "All or Nothing," "Here Come the Nice"...the list goes on.



* ConceptAlbum: ''Music/OgdensNutGoneFlake''.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Music/OgdensNutGoneFlake''.''Music/OgdensNutGoneFlake'' was one of the first albums to attempt to put a long-form narrative onto an LP of music. The extent to which the band actually accomplished this is up for debate, but the album went on to become a classic of '60s rock nevertheless.



* FormerChildStar: Averted. Marriott had had success as a child singer, starring in a production of the musical Oliver!, and went on to become one of the most renowned rock vocalists of his generation.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Marriott (choleric), Lane (melancholic), [=McLagan=] (sanguine), and Jones (phlegmatic).



* IAmTheBand: Averted. Many first-time listeners perceive Steve Marriott to be this; however, all of the other members were essential to the band's sound (particularly Ian [=McLagan=]'s keyboards) and Ronnie Lane was the driving force behind several of their hits. In fact, on the band's self-titled 1967 LP, Lane handles lead vocals on five songs.

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* IAmTheBand: Averted. Many first-time listeners perceive Steve Marriott to be this; however, all of the other members were essential to the band's sound (particularly Ian [=McLagan=]'s keyboards) and Ronnie Lane was the driving force behind several of their hits. In fact, on hits.
* LastNoteNightmare: "Here Come
the band's self-titled 1967 LP, Lane handles lead vocals Nice" ends with a robotic-sounding descending organ figure, followed by what sounds like somebody falling on five songs.top of a piano.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their songs fall between a three and a four, occasionally crossing over into a 5, though "Wham Bam Thank You Mam," one of their last commercially-released songs, could conceivably be classed as a 6.



* OneManSong: "The Universal" is this for its first minute, which only features Marriott, his acoustic guitar, and some overdubbed horns. Even after that, it's a three man song, since [=McLagan=] isn't featured.
* OldManConversationSong: "Happydaystoystown" from the "Happiness Stan" suite is a conversation between the elderly Mad John (played by Lane) and young Stan (played by Marriott).



* SelfTitledAlbum: Confusingly, there are two. The first, recorded in 1966 for Decca, features mostly electrified R&B, while the second, released by Immediate in 1967, covers a larger array of genres and the predominant guitar sound is acoustic.
* SequelSong: The band regarded "Lazy Sunday" as this compared to their previous hit "Itchycoo Park." The song's success chagrined them, as they preferred to be known for their harder-hitting material such as "Tin Soldier" and felt that the BlackSheepHit "Lazy Sunday" pidgeonholed them as a hippy-dippy Anglo-pop group, rather than the rock band they were maturing into.




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* VocalTagTeam: Though Marriott is often regarded as the lead singer of the band, Lane's backing vocals are often prominent and he sang lead on a large body of songs, often those he wrote (for example, on the band's 1967 self-titled album, he sings five out of the fourteen songs). Ian [=McLagan=] also sings lead on his compositions "Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire" and "Long Agos and Worlds Apart." However, since Marriott did sing the majority of the material, this could also be considered an instance of StepUpToTheMicrophone.


* 1968 - ''There Are But Four Small Faces'' - Released in the US only as the substitute to their 1967 album ''Small Faces''. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Something I Want To Tell You'', ''Feeling Lonely'', ''Happy Boys Happy'', ''Things Are Going To Get Better'', ''Become Like You'', ''All Our Yesterdays'' and ''Eddie's Dreaming'', and added ''Itchycoo Park'', ''I'm Only Dreaming'', ''I Feel Much Better'', ''Tin Soldier'' and ''Here Comes The Nice.''

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* 1968 - ''There Are But Four Small Faces'' - Released in the US only as the substitute to their 1967 album ''Small Faces''. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Something I Want To Tell You'', ''Feeling Lonely'', ''Happy Boys Happy'', ''Things Are Going To Get Better'', ''Become Like You'', ''All Our Yesterdays'' omitting several more obscure album tracks in favor of contemporary singles and ''Eddie's Dreaming'', and added ''Itchycoo Park'', ''I'm Only Dreaming'', ''I Feel Much Better'', ''Tin Soldier'' and ''Here Comes The Nice.''B-sides.


* 1966 - ''Small Faces'' [[note]]Not to be confused with the 1967 album of the same name[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Small Faces'' [[note]]Not to be confused with the 1966 album of the same name[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''There Are But Four Small Faces'' [[note]]Released in the US only as the substitute to their 1967 album ''Small Faces''. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Something I Want To Tell You'', ''Feeling Lonely'', ''Happy Boys Happy'', ''Things Are Going To Get Better'', ''Become Like You'', ''All Our Yesterdays'' and ''Eddie's Dreaming'', and added ''Itchycoo Park'', ''I'm Only Dreaming'', ''I Feel Much Better'', ''Tin Soldier'' and ''Here Comes The Nice''[[/note]]
* 1968 - ''Music/OgdensNutGoneFlake''

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* 1966 - ''Small Faces'' [[note]]Not - Not to be confused with the 1967 album of the same name[[/note]]
name, this was the band's first record for Decca records, consisting of a combination of covers and originals.
* 1967 - ''From the Beginning'' - A compilation album released without the band's consent by Decca records after they signed with Immediate, featuring tracks that had not been included on their first album as well as early versions of songs that would be included on their second.
* 1967 - ''Small Faces'' [[note]]Not - Not to be confused with the 1966 album of the same name[[/note]]
name, this was the band's first release after switching record companies to Immediate, and consisted of all original songs.
* 1967 1968 - ''There Are But Four Small Faces'' [[note]]Released - Released in the US only as the substitute to their 1967 album ''Small Faces''. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Something I Want To Tell You'', ''Feeling Lonely'', ''Happy Boys Happy'', ''Things Are Going To Get Better'', ''Become Like You'', ''All Our Yesterdays'' and ''Eddie's Dreaming'', and added ''Itchycoo Park'', ''I'm Only Dreaming'', ''I Feel Much Better'', ''Tin Soldier'' and ''Here Comes The Nice''[[/note]]
Nice.''
* 1968 - ''Music/OgdensNutGoneFlake''''Music/OgdensNutGoneFlake'' - The band's third official album and second for Immediate, and the last album they released in their original incarnation.


* NewYearHasCome: The band infamously fell apart after Steve Marriott stormed offstage during a show in Paris on New Year's Eve, 1968. He played a few shows with them in the early months of 1969 due to contractual obligation, but after the Paris show, all of the members knew that the Small Faces were finished. Marriott went on to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton, while Lane, [=McLagan=], and Jones teamed up with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood to form the Faces.



* TheRival: The chief rivals to the Who in the British mod scene. After 1966, this largely ended, as both bands had largely abandoned the mod scene for a more psychedelic sound.

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* TheRival: The chief rivals to the Who in the British mod scene. After 1966, this largely ended, as both bands had largely abandoned the mod scene for a more psychedelic sound.


* TheBandMinusTheFace: When Steve Marriott left, Ronnie Lane, Ian [=McLagan=] and Kenney Jones replaced him with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. However, the new-look band had such a different sound that they elected to change their name to simply the Faces, partly because as Stewart and Wood were 5'10", they were no longer all "Small."

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: When Steve Marriott left, Ronnie Lane, Ian [=McLagan=] and Kenney Jones replaced him with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. However, the new-look band had such a different sound that they elected to change their name to simply the Faces, partly because as Stewart and Wood were 5'10", they were no longer all "Small."" Ironically, though, the band's first album, First Step, was still credited to the "Small Faces" as it was felt that the name recognition would help sales.



* GenreShift: Started off as a beat group, then switched to PsychedelicRock at the end of the sixties.
* IAmTheBand: Averted. Many first-time listeners perceive Steve Marriott to be this; however, all of the other members were essential to the band's sound (particularly Ian [=McLagan=]'s keyboards) and Ronnie Lane was the driving force behind several of their most well-remembered songs. In fact, on the band's self-titled 1967 LP, Lane handles lead vocals on five songs.

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* GenreShift: Started off as a beat group, group with mod haircuts and smart suits, then switched to caftans, paisley, and PsychedelicRock at the end of the sixties.
midway through their career.
* IAmTheBand: Averted. Many first-time listeners perceive Steve Marriott to be this; however, all of the other members were essential to the band's sound (particularly Ian [=McLagan=]'s keyboards) and Ronnie Lane was the driving force behind several of their most well-remembered songs.hits. In fact, on the band's self-titled 1967 LP, Lane handles lead vocals on five songs.



* TheRival: The chief rivals to the Who in the British mod scene.

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* TheRival: The chief rivals to the Who in the British mod scene. After 1966, this largely ended, as both bands had largely abandoned the mod scene for a more psychedelic sound.



* StuckInTheirShadow: Ronnie Lane, who had contributed many songs to the catalogue as well as essentially coming up with the idea for the "Happiness Stan" storyline on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, was largely overshadowed by the larger-than-life persona of Steve Marriott. This continued into the Faces, where Lane remained a lesser-known member than Stewart and Wood, despite writing many of the band's best-loved songs. And later his solo work was, and continues to be, very highly regarded by those who listened to it, but it was not particularly successful (which was perhaps affected in part by his onset of Multiple Sclerosis, which prevented him from touring).
* VocalDissonance: Steve Marriott was 5'5" and had soft boyish features, but his voice is commonly regarded as being one of the finest and most powerful in '60s rock, so much so that much hard rock and metal singing can be traced back to him in some way, as Robert Plant was a huge fan and the influence of Marriott's style is clearly audible on his vocals with Led Zeppelin.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Ronnie Lane, who had contributed many songs greatly to the catalogue as well as essentially coming up with the idea for the "Happiness Stan" storyline on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, was largely overshadowed by the larger-than-life persona of Steve Marriott. This continued into the Faces, where Lane remained a lesser-known member than Stewart and Wood, despite writing many of the band's best-loved songs. And later his solo work was, and continues to be, very highly regarded by those who listened to it, but it was not particularly successful (which was perhaps affected in part by his the onset of Multiple Sclerosis, which prevented him Lane from touring).
* VocalDissonance: Steve Marriott was 5'5" and had soft boyish features, but his voice he is commonly regarded as being one of the finest and most powerful in '60s rock, rock singers of all time, so much so that much a great deal of hard rock and metal singing can be traced back to him in some way, as Robert Plant was a huge fan and the influence of Marriott's style is clearly audible on in his vocals with on Led Zeppelin.
Zeppelin's early albums.


* AllOrNothing: literally so: this was the title of a classic ObsessionSong which was a hit in 1966 where the narrator stakes everything on one last try at getting the girl.

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Very much averted with Kenney Jones, who was the most quiet, low-key member of the band.
* AllOrNothing: literally Literally so: this was the title of a classic ObsessionSong which was a hit in 1966 where the narrator stakes everything on one last try at getting the girl.



* CallandResponseSong: "Itchycoo Park."

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: When Steve Marriott left, Ronnie Lane, Ian [=McLagan=] and Kenney Jones replaced him with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. However, the new-look band had such a different sound that they elected to change their name to simply the Faces, partly because as Stewart and Wood were 5'10", they were no longer all "Small."
* BawdySong: "Rene" is about a prostitute living in Kuala Lumpur who has relations with "stevedores from Tyneside."
* BritishRockStar: All four were rock stars, and all four were British, but Steve Marriott fits this trope most clearly.
* CallandResponseSong: "Itchycoo Park."Park" has Marriott singing the lead lines with Lane responding or prompting the next line with a question.


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* FaceOfTheBand: Steve Marriott.


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* NonAppearingTitle: A few, such as "Song of a Baker," "The Hungry Intruder," and "The Journey."
* OneHitWonder: In America they were this, with "Itchycoo Park," and to this day remain far more influential and beloved in their home country than across the Atlantic.


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* StuckInTheirShadow: Ronnie Lane, who had contributed many songs to the catalogue as well as essentially coming up with the idea for the "Happiness Stan" storyline on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, was largely overshadowed by the larger-than-life persona of Steve Marriott. This continued into the Faces, where Lane remained a lesser-known member than Stewart and Wood, despite writing many of the band's best-loved songs. And later his solo work was, and continues to be, very highly regarded by those who listened to it, but it was not particularly successful (which was perhaps affected in part by his onset of Multiple Sclerosis, which prevented him from touring).



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* VocalDissonance: Steve Marriott was 5'5" and had soft boyish features, but his voice is commonly regarded as being one of the finest and most powerful in '60s rock, so much so that much hard rock and metal singing can be traced back to him in some way, as Robert Plant was a huge fan and the influence of Marriott's style is clearly audible on his vocals with Led Zeppelin.


* IAmTheBand: Averted. Many first-time listeners perceive Steve Marriott to be this; however, all of the other members were essential to the band's sound (particularly Ian McLagan's keyboards) and Ronnie Lane was the driving force behind several of their most well-remembered songs. In fact, on the band's self-titled 1967 LP, Lane handles lead vocals on five songs.

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* IAmTheBand: Averted. Many first-time listeners perceive Steve Marriott to be this; however, all of the other members were essential to the band's sound (particularly Ian McLagan's [=McLagan=]'s keyboards) and Ronnie Lane was the driving force behind several of their most well-remembered songs. In fact, on the band's self-titled 1967 LP, Lane handles lead vocals on five songs.

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