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Kenney Jones Discusses Upcoming Animated Film


As the Small Faces prepare for the January 27 release of a special box set, drummer Kenney Jones has some plans in mind for the group's 1968 concept album "Odgens' Nut Gone Flake."

Jones tells us:

"I'm trying to make an animated film of 'Odgens' Nut Gone Flake.' I keep having trouble trying to write the script, to script it -- the story line, to beef it up a bit. We're working on that all the time. I'm looking forward to that coming out when it's finished."

Jones says he's actually had the idea in mind since the quartet recorded the album nearly 46 years ago:

"Ever since we recorded 'Odgens' Nut Gone Flake' I fell in love with it straightaway, and I kept seeing...'cause the lyrics tell the story. While we were writing it you got to know the characters in it, at least I did. They all came alive to me and I went up to everybody afterwards and said this would make a great...cartoon. They just looked at me and carried on talking, so I’ve had to live with it through the Small Faces and everything I've done in a musical career, trying to piece it together. So I can't wait to get it out of my head and down and out on a film, finished, done."

"Odgens' Nut Gone Flake" hit No. 1 on the British album charts and contained the No. 2 U.K. single "Lazy Sunday." It ranked No. 59 on Q magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever and is included in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," while the title track was used in the trailer for the video game Grand Theft Auto V.

The Small Faces will release the limited edition "Here Come the Nice -- The Immediate Years 1967-1969," and Jones and keyboardist Ian McLagen are talking about some sort of Small Faces performances during 2015, as well as a reunion of the Faces, which formed after the Small Faces broke up during 1969.