Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
UK reissue of the underappreciated British Invasion act's 1975 release. Quality numbered limited edition (3,000 copies) digipak in translucent slipcase. Featuring personal comments from the band and related artists. Availa... more »
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UK reissue of the underappreciated British Invasion act's 1975 release. Quality numbered limited edition (3,000 copies) digipak in translucent slipcase. Featuring personal comments from the band and related artists. Available for the first time digitally remastered. 2000 release.
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"These guys could rock!They lived the life and acted the part of other bands of the time,only...they were so far ahead (and way,way far behind.)So,why would anyone 20 odd years later take interest in some obscure band and this album now? How is it possible that everyone in the U.S. missed them;liked Grand Funk and Cactus.Then there was Uriah Heep,Black Oak Arkansas and Queen.(I know I'll take some heat for that one!)All of these bands were without question more successful,sold more units and were household names.The Pretty Things had transitioned from 60's blues band to heavy,although somewhat "off to wall" power gig.They rocked with Page and Plant,and yet- ....the songs on this album are very strong."Keeping bad company" is downright simple but filled with anxiety."It isn't rock 'n roll " is the hit single they should of had,it's basically a three chord wonder;but...I like it! Once again,the answer to why,what went wrong and where are they now.The Pretty Things were not a band that lent itself easily to others,not an easy listening-wash the dishes type situation.No!If you're going to listen to this,sit down and think about whats going on.Phil May wrote and sang with style;yet,to most American ears the Pretty Things were just another English- Rare Earth."
Pretty Things - 'Savage Eye' (Snapper)
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(2 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released in 1975,as this was the last album the band recorded,just prior to vocalist Phil May exiting the group.Thus,after that Pretty Things decided to call it a day.Good thing,TOO.Because it doesn't appear that there were any other original members left.Of course as most of you know they didn't reunite until a while later.Unfortunately,'Savage Eye' simply doesn't cut it.Unless you're a Pretty Things completist,you might want to avoid this CD altogether.A couple of tracks I thought were so-so were "Under The Volcano","Remember That Boy" and "It's Been So Long".Line-up:Phil May-guitar&vocals,Jack Green-guitar,Gordon Edwards-bass,Norman Smith-sax and Skip Allan-drums."
The band other bands listen to
(5 out of 5 stars)
"David Bowie made two PT numbers on his PinUps simply because they are so bloody good!The group other groups listen to and get ideas from. The first rock opera => SF Sorrows! Second rock opera? Tommy by The Who, eight months later.Can't understand why they haven't been recognised with their own site?"