You Don’t Know What It’s Like

And then I found this…



PP Arnold- what a cutie eh?

PP Arnold sang with The Small Faces and was romantically linked with Steve Marriott for a while. She signed to Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate label and put out several fine solo records. I got one the other day second hand, which contained two too many Beatles covers but had a quite a few corkers too. In 1995 there was a Small Faces tribute album. This song from it united PP with Primal Scream. Primal Scream do their thing, PP does hers.


As Recommended By Mr HSD

Someone reversed into me while I drove past their driveway this morning, which just about put the tin lid on it as far as the last week’s concerned. Then my friend Mr HSD recommended this to me via the magic of the internets and all of a sudden… who cares?

Itchycoo Park, (If You Think You’re) Groovy and Tin Soldier. With P P Arnold. Sigh.

>Groovy Times

Back to The Small Faces and PP Arnold with this song, (If You Think You’re) Groovy, written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, played by the band and sung by the golden voice of PP Arnold in 1967. Nice. It’s nice to be nice.

>Your Eyes Are Deeper Than Time


There’s something about weather like this which makes The Small Faces the perfect soundtrack. Plus, while away camping I read a longish article about them in a heritage rock magazine. It was a toss up between this song and Song Of A Baker (and there aren’t too many songs about bakers), but I’ve gone for Tin Soldier, a brilliant soulful rocker with backing vocals from the lovely PP Arnold. This song should be in your download folder and then played loud through open windows.

Tin Soldier

P.P. Arnold ‘Am I Still Dreaming?’

It’s Friday night, the wine is open, the kids are in bed, so time to cut some rug, to this perfect piece of mod-soul-pop, featuring the killer voice of P.P. Arnold and, I think, some Small Faces on backing, released on Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate label. Simple pleasures are the best.

11 Am I Still Dreaming-.wma