And On The 7th Day…God Created Jam: Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake

Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm ET


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And on the 7th Day...God Created Jam.

It’s true. Contrary to popular Judeo-Christian belief, God actually didn’t rest on the 7th day. Well, not for, like, the entire day, or whatever.  Instead he got busy Jammin’, or busy creating the concept thereof, that is.

Our most loyal readers (I’d say there’s at least a Baker’s dozen of you at this point probably) have by now surely enjoyed The Gingerhead Man’s “Your Jam of the Wednesday” feature, which, as one might assume, can be found Wednesdays beween the hours of 12:01 AM and midnight.  While TGHM focusses more on Jams of a more contemporary nature, on Sundays Frumpzilla presents select classics (at least ones that were released prior to the 90’s).

Today we take you back to 1968, and 3 cuts from the first concept of all time (unless you cout Sgt. Peppers as a concept album): The Small Faces’ Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake

This album was actually one of the first we ever reviewed here at Frumpzilla, and, instead of rehashing its quality and importance here, I’ll just link you to the article for your perusal

Quickly, I’ll simply add that, while accomplishing quite a bit in their own right, the roots of the Small Faces grew and branched off nicely throughout the Rock N’ Roll family tree.  Frontman Steve Marriott went on to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton; Ronnie Lane, Ian Mclagan, and Kenny Jones would then hire Ronnie Wood, and some guy named Rod Stewart, to form The Faces.  Kenny Jones would also eventually replace Keith Moon as drummer for The Who upon Moon’s death.

Anyway, as promised, here’s two more from Ogdens’: Rollin’ Over (with the recognizable riff borrowed, with explicit permission, from Small Faces fan Jimi Hendrix) and the title triack, which happens to be one of my all time favorite ringtones.  Enjoy (and try to ignore the shockingly poor French dancing).

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