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BCB 100 - The Pretty Things

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 15:46
by geoffcowgill
I've just got SF Sorrow and a comp of earlier stuff, so I won't say anything about best album, but "She Says Good Morning" is splendid, one of the best psych pop songs I've ever heard.

Favorite Song - "She Says Good Morning"

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 16:15
by Bungo the Mungo
Sorry to be a bore, but once again: 'Parachute' is one of the 10 or so finest albums ever made. If you don't own it, buy it today. And if you don't like it, I'll send you a CD of your choice. This is my personal guarantee.

Altho' their best song is 'Sun', off 'Emotions'.

A wonderful, wonderful band who excelled in both R n B and psych. They died very quickly after 'Parachute', tho', unfortunately.

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 16:16
by marios
Parachute

Summer Time

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 16:17
by Matt Wilson
Nothing against the Pretties, but you know it can't be too good for a thread when Coan comes out in favor of them so soon...

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 18:27
by Bungo the Mungo
hard for me to be objective about the pretties. one wonders how their career would have fared had they toured america in the mid sixties?

single midnight to six man
album get the picture

by the way, this is an absolute must read:

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Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 18:36
by Pepito
Parachute
She's a Lover


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Si seƱor!
:P

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 18:39
by king feeb
I could go on about these guys for hours, but I'll spare you.

Album: Parachute

Song: "Trust", "Mr.Evasion", "Sickle Clowns","Alexander", "Parachute"
(Please choose one- I can't!)

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 18:55
by toomanyhatz
Underfamiliar, but on Coan's recommendation (!) (among others), I'm gonna check out Parachute.

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 19:05
by Jon K
Favourite Album: Parachute
Favourite Song: Singapore Silk Torpedo

I do like the Pretty Things and I aso love SF Sorrow but parachute just edges it for me. I also loved their straight ahead rock approach of the mid seventies as well hence my favourite song choice of Singapore Silk Torpedo :D

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 00:04
by Jeff K
I love the Pretty Things. There's three major bands the US missed out on the 60's, the Pretty Things, The Small Faces and The Move. Okay, what was the question?

Oh!

Album - Parachute

Song - Rosalyn

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:23
by Butch Manly
as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:41
by This Here Dream Machine
Album: Parachute

Song: You Don't Believe Me

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:42
by Bungo the Mungo
The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


:shock:

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:43
by Butch Manly
Sir John Coan wrote:
The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


:shock:


i'm sure there are many like me, john.

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:46
by Matt Wilson
The Giraffe wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:
The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


:shock:


i'm sure there are many like me, john.


You're not missing all that much, Andy.

Some good songs but basically sub-Stones UK R&B/garage rock mutating into psychedelia and finally ending up with the overrated "rock" album, Parachute.

The Animals were better.

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:46
by Snarfyguy
The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


Is that a cough?

Speaking of coughs, did you ever get those Suicide discs I sent you? It must have been a month ago, at least. Or did Pete intercept them?

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:51
by Sneelock
I like the Animals better too but the Pretty Things could have kicked their asses!!!

album: Emotions
song: Don't Bring Me Down

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:53
by The Prof
Sir John Coan wrote:And if you don't like it, I'll send you a CD of your choice. This is my personal guarantee.


It's shite.

Can I have ELO's Greatest Hits please?

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:54
by Bungo the Mungo
The Giraffe wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:
The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


:shock:


i'm sure there are many like me, john.


Aye. Suppose so.

Get 'Parachute', Andy. And ignore Matt Wilson.

Or if you can wait 'til October, I'll give you a copy, and a comp. Great band that are difficult to dislike.

Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:55
by Butch Manly
Snarfyguy wrote:
The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


Is that a cough?

Speaking of coughs, did you ever get those Suicide discs I sent you? It must have been a month ago, at least. Or did Pete intercept them?


erm, yes, i did. sorry, did i not thank you. :oops:

sorry chris. i've not actually played them yet. i will do if i can find the fuckers, though.

am allowed to say "yeah, that's a cough" in these circumstances? :oops: