“It’s probably the greatest ever Small Faces song. Steve Marriott’s voice is fantastic, he’s really at the top of his game – and my piano playing is really great, haha! I got to do so much on that track, I’m playing a Wurlitzer electric piano, a grand piano and a Hammond. Steve also got to double-track his guitar, there are tons of overdubs. Most of our early records were done on the run, we’d be in the studio for no more than a couple of hours before racing off to a gig somewhere.
“That was the luxury of moving from Decca to Andrew Oldham’s label Immediate, we were given plenty of time to work on material and all of us opened up as musicians, it was very rewarding. There’s a song by my heroes Booker T & The MGs called Carnaby Street, and I always thought Steve borrowed a bit of it for Tin Soldier, but I only found out a couple of years ago that their song was recorded after ours – they nicked from us!”