"Lazy Sunday" by British R&B group Small Faces was released in April 1968, peaking at #2 in the UK singles chart. Written by songwriting duo Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, the single together with the B-side "Rollin' Over", appeared on, and preceded the release of their concept album "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake".
"Lazy Sunday" has a traditional cockney East End of London music-hall sound. The song was inspired by Marriott's feuds with his neighbours and is also noticeable for its distinct changes. Marriott sings large parts of the song in a greatly exaggerated cockney accent; he did this partly due to an arguement he had with The Hollies, who had said that Marriott had never sung in his own accent. In the final bridge and the last two choruses, he reverts to his usual transatlantic (singing) accent.
The song is suggested to inspired British band Blur's hit song "Parklife" in 1994, which uses the London accent of actor Phil Daniels narrating throughout the song.
Small Faces - Lazy Sunday / Rollin' Over
U.K. Immediate IM 064
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.