NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #276 ~ 07-10-21]

Pictured: The Small Faces.

One of the reasons for Mod’s enduring popularity is that it was never too closely associated with one genre of music or a particular set of artists. But acquiring figureheads between 1964 and 1966, who in their music, dress and interviews articulated Mods’ outlook, turned a local style cult into a national youth movement when the Who formed a triumvirate with the Kinks and the Small Faces.

The Small Faces were regarded as the most authentic of the big three because they came from the East End. The cockney has had an iconic place in English culture since the late nineteenth century, romanticised in song, film and on TV as the epitome of working-class grit, wit and streetwise ambition; in the 1960s the cockney became the poster boy for an era when it seemed that working-class pop stars, actors and designers were creating a more meritocratic Britain. ‘They bring into the world of Soho and Mayfair a fresh honesty, a cockney sense of humour, and the ability to stand outside themselves and laugh’, concluded one female journalist in an early interview with the Small Faces’ Steve Marriott. ‘Listen, luv,’ Marriott told her, ‘we don’t know a flat from a sharp, on paper. Our whole success has been a giggle to the rest of the lads and me. It was a gay, phenomenal accident.’ It was true that no one from the music industry had groomed Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan. They were four short men who had been ‘faces’ on the Mod scene long before their ruthless manager, Don Arden, persuaded them to sign a contract at his Carnaby Street office with their disapproving parents looking on.

— Richard Weight, Mod: A Very British Style.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 276 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Sister Sledge — “He’s The Greatest Dancer” — Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization

Dizzy K. Falola — “Excuse Me Baby” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Cobras — “Restless” — Memphis 60: Soul, R&B And Proto Funk From Soul City USA

Raghunath Seth — “Orchestral Music (edit)” — Sitar Beat Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1

Doris Smith — “No Good Guy” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Dreadlocks In Moonlight” — Arkology Reel II: Dub Shepherd

The Rolling Stones — “Shattered” — Some Girls

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Googie Rene — “Big Foot” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

Swingin’ Stars Orchestra — “Jam Jam” — Sofrito 45rpm

West, Bruce & Laing — “Pollution Woman” — Why Dontcha

Grupo Almendra — “Tutti Frutti” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

Lizzy Mercier Desclous — “Funky Stuff” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Prince Far I — “Health Warning” — Health and Strength

The Pretty Things — “Cold Stone” — Parachute

Ondatrópica — “Cien Años” — Ondatrópica

THE THIRD SET

The Rock-A-Teens — “Woo Hoo” — Surf’s Comin’

Carlos Pickling Y Su Orquesta — “Domingo Por La Mañana” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Small Faces — “(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me” — Small Faces [mono]

Kamuran Akkor — “Bilemem Bilemem” — Kamuran Akkor

Leo Quica with the Earl Hagen Orchestra — “Oh Leola” — Liberty 45rpm

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Maxy Maxy (Pretty Woman)” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Link Wray & The Wray Men — “Mary Ann” — Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra — “Che Che Cole” — Government Magic

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Speedin’ West” — Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

King Tubby — “Perfidia Dub” — Explosive Dub

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Pyjamarama (Island 45rpm Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Zon Dede” — El Rego

Billy Garner — “Brand New Girl Part 1” — Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Funk

Jah Lloyd — “Children Of Man” — Trod Along

The Stooges — “1969” — The Stooges

Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah — “Al Hadaoui” — Al Hadaoui

Bobby & Buddy — “What’s The Word? Thunderbird!” — Over-The-Top Doo Wops Vol. 1: Let The Old Folks Talk

Ennio Morricone — “4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio (Shake)” — Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio OST

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Harry Irene” — Bat Chain Puller

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