Acid Jazz Records continue their foray into book publishing with the re-release of their super-rare 1994 publishing debut, written by renowned music author and journalist Paolo Hewitt.
The classic tale of a ‘band destroyed by the machinations of the music industry’ is reflected here. Poor management, dodgy record deals and disappearing money all contribute to the tragic tale of east-London’s finest pop group. Hewitt gets to the crux of the matter and the band’s story is illustrated with a plethora of previously unseen images and photographs.
The Small Faces’ legacy is far-reaching, musically as well as stylistically, yet only recently are they generally being recognized as one of the influential bands of the 60s.
"To me they are one of the greats. Their music is driven by pure instinct. The Small Faces are a major influence on me" - Paul Weller
"Not only did they make some of the best records of their era but the way they behaved, the way they dressed and most of all their love for the music put them in a different class" - Noel Gallagher
PAOLO HEWITT BIOG.
Paolo Hewitt began his writing career at Melody Maker and NME, two papers he served faithfully throughout the ‘80s. He was noted for his coverage of the early Hip Hop and Acid House scenes as well as interviewing luminaries such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen and Smokey Robinson. Since going freelance Paolo has contributed to many newspapers and magazines, both here and abroad.
He has also produced a series of highly acclaimed books in the fields of sport, fashion and music. He was official biographer to Oasis and The Jam, and his other books include, The Fashion of Football, The Soul Stylists, Robin Friday The Greatest Footballer You Never, All Too Beautiful – The Steve Marriott Story (With John Hellier), The Mumper,(With Mark Baxter) and his acclaimed memoir of growing up in children’s home, The Looked After Kid.