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dearieme

Terribly raucous.

Sheddie

This song was epochéal. The eidetic reduction shows this to be the
best example of the Bo Diddley theme by someone other than the
great man himself.

Mick H

Well said!

TDK

You might find this of some interest:

http://halsprogressiverockblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/pretty-things-philippe-de-barge-acetate.html

Apparently in a low patch they were approach by Philippe de Barge a rich Frenchman who commissioned an LP from them upon which he would sing. I don't think it was ever officially released. I guess you can download from blog (although I haven't tried). All unreleased albums (cf Smile) quickly earn a reputation as absolutely brilliant despite the fact that no one has heard them.

They also had a career producing film soundtracks. This was released as The Electric Banana (3 CDs) and it's pretty reasonable.

The best thing they did was SF Sorrow.

Robert of Portugal

Ah...
"All unreleased albums (cf Smile) quickly earn a reputation as absolutely brilliant despite the fact that no one has heard them...The best thing they did was SF Sorrow..."

Yes but... The Pretty Things are the exception that proves the rule, or whatever. Their unreleased or almost unreleased stuff from 1967 to '69 is indescribably great. Philippe de Barge, plus the many songs they recorded as "The Electric Banana". Speaking for myself, this arcana was the first Pretty Things music I knew, and it's up there with SF Sorrow.

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