BCB 100 - The Pretty Things

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BCB 100 - The Pretty Things

Postby geoffcowgill » 17 Jul 2006, 15:46

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"

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 17 Jul 2006, 16:15

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.

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Postby marios » 17 Jul 2006, 16:16

Parachute

Summer Time

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Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Jul 2006, 16:17

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...

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 17 Jul 2006, 18:27

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?

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Postby Pepito » 17 Jul 2006, 18:36

Parachute
She's a Lover


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Postby king feeb » 17 Jul 2006, 18:39

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!)
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Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Jul 2006, 18:55

Underfamiliar, but on Coan's recommendation (!) (among others), I'm gonna check out Parachute.
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Postby Jon K » 17 Jul 2006, 19:05

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

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Postby Jeff K » 18 Jul 2006, 00:04

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
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Postby This Here Dream Machine » 18 Jul 2006, 22:41

Album: Parachute

Song: You Don't Believe Me
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 18 Jul 2006, 22:42

The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


:shock:

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Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 22:46

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.

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Postby Snarfyguy » 18 Jul 2006, 22:46

The Giraffe wrote:as far as i'm aware, i haven't heard a single thing by them.


Is that a cough?

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Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 22:51

I like the Animals better too but the Pretty Things could have kicked their asses!!!

album: Emotions
song: Don't Bring Me Down

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Postby The Prof » 18 Jul 2006, 22:53

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?

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 18 Jul 2006, 22:54

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.

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Postby Snarfyguy » 18 Jul 2006, 23:08

:roll: :lol:

I'm sure someone over there can bake you something up for your next JU. I only have two Pretty Things CDs anyway.

Album SF Sorrow

Song Baron Saturday

I think I have Parachute as part of a double LP reissue with SF Sorrow, but I can't remember last time I played it. Will dust it off pronto. I also have Emotions, but I only played it once; wasn't too impressed. I'll try to re-investigate.
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Postby Zombeels » 20 Jul 2006, 05:00

Snarfyguy wrote:
Album SF Sorrow

Song Baron Saturday

Yeah...what he said.

Also Parachute is a great album.
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Re: BCB 100 - The Pretty Things

Postby pcqgod » 02 Jul 2010, 05:04

album: S F Sorrow
song: Rip off train
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