Here Comes the Nice

Album: Itchycoo Park (1967)
Charted: 12
  • "Death, drugs, sex and swearing" were the four reasons to ban songs on BBC radio in the late 1960s. This song, a tribute to the band's dealer, definitely fell into the drugs category. However, despite featuring the unambiguous line "he's always there when I need some speed," it somehow evaded the censors and was freely played on BBC Radio 1. Keyboardist Ian McLagan recalled to Uncut magazine March 2014: "The weird things to me about this song, are (a) that it was never banned, and (b) that it was about Methadrine, which was a horrible drug. I mean, we loved smoking dope."
  • The song title came from the American comedian Lord Buckley's skit, 'Here Comes Da Nazz,' which was popular with the group.
  • McLagan recalled to Uncut; "I bought a different Hammond all for this; an M102. It was what Booker T played on 'Green Onions'... It was a sturdier version of the B3. That's change the sound a little bit. They had a nice Steinway at Olympic and I had my Wurlitzer."

Comments: 3

  • Sansa from Trieste, Italythat's the fact : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjL490RKi5U
  • Sansa from Trieste, ItalyHere Comes The Nice is referred to the band's hash dealer Howard Marks aka Mr Nice who was obviusly admired by Small Faces
  • David Bell from Sunderland, --Brilliant
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