This guy+s are a Lot Better Than the Stones and all their Hype . Better than Bowie and all his Weirdness . Hand in Hand with The Who , Floyd and The Beatles , no Doubt ... Just very good musicians playing the Best ... A pleasure 2 listen 2 and play with ...
I had the fortune to attend several (uh . . . actually, only four) performances by the Pretty Things. First, at the Michigan Theater in Detroit (where they opened for the "Sensational" Alex Harvey Band); when they were touring in support of the Silk Torpedo album; then about a year later when they toured to promote Savage Eye.
In that concert, Phil May did the cool thing of passing the microphone around to to the front row of the audience to sing along with an extended version of "It Isn't Really Rock 'N' Roll," and some kid began singing really, really well, and the band was really digging it, so they...
One can only have respect for The Pretty Things. A group which, with breaks, have been active for over 40 years and still plays and sings with honesty, nerve and commitment. Since the album "Crosstalk" from 1980 Pretty Things have been rare guests in the studio, and this 1999 album is recorded over a period of many years. Compared to the line-up of "Crosstalk" only guitarist Peter Tolson is missing. Tolson has been replaced by Frank Holland.
One might expect that an album recorded over so long a period would come out somewhat uneven; this is not the case, and the album definitely belongs among the group's most artistically most successful.
Singer Phil May is no doubt, not to underestimate the importance of the other members, the group's focal point - You can hardly imagine a Pretty Things without May.
Both vocally and in songwriting May is in top form on this album; impressing achievement by a man who, according to the notes in the booklet, has been...
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