Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

The Pretty Things

Old 10-31-09, 09:54 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,885
The Pretty Things

Any fans out there? SF Sorrow and Parachute are amazing. I like their early rhythm and blues as well but when they turned psychedelic they seemed to hit their zenith. SF Sorrow is so much better than the overrated Tommy by The Who. It seems to have taken a few lessons from it. Parachute was voted album of the year 1970 by Rolling Stone but it didn't seem to get it noticed any which surprises me. I think they're easily one of the most underrated bands of all time.
statcat is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 12:35 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: West Central Georgia
Posts: 3,467
Re: The Pretty Things

Great band. Criminally underrated, these guys should have been huge.
SkullOrchard is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 01:01 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,885
Re: The Pretty Things

Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
Great band. Criminally underrated, these guys should have been huge.
yes and judging by only your reply so far, there's just more proof to how criminally underrated they are!

so here's a few of my pretty things favorites





I never realized the clash referenced them in White Man in Hammersmith Palais until a few months ago oddly.





the crowd looks confused


Last edited by statcat; 11-01-09 at 01:19 PM.
statcat is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 03:05 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: West Central Georgia
Posts: 3,467
Re: The Pretty Things

Even among fairly knowledgeable music fans, The Pretty Things are largely unknown. It's a shame.
SkullOrchard is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 09:35 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,885
Re: The Pretty Things

well at least someone knows who they are. I seriously expected a few others to reply, kind of surprising. They are kind of unknown but they're connected well I thought with Dick Taylor being an original Rolling Stones member, David Bowie covering their songs, recording at abbey road, and releasing albums on EMI, swan song etc.
statcat is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 10:45 PM
  #6  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 37
Re: The Pretty Things

If Big Star can get a career-spanning box set, there's always hope.
jimsumner is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 11:01 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,885
Re: The Pretty Things

Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
If Big Star can get a career-spanning box set, there's always hope.
unlike big star though they recorded so much that a lot would have to be left off. The snapper cds are good, they all have bonus tracks

http://www.snappermusic.com/Labels/S...ty+Things,+The
statcat is offline  
Old 05-19-15, 01:59 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: West Central Georgia
Posts: 3,467
Re: The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things finally get some long overdue respect.

Spoiler:
SkullOrchard is offline  
Old 05-19-15, 12:19 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cungar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 21,397
Re: The Pretty Things

Most controversial and influential band ever?

Hardly
cungar is online now  
Old 05-19-15, 02:15 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
CRM114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 42,731
Re: The Pretty Things

Admittedly, this is a band I missed. I picked up an LP called "Silk Torpedo" by them, listened to it once, and put it into my sell box. Maybe their earlier stuff was better?
CRM114 is offline  
Old 05-19-15, 04:47 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,885
Re: The Pretty Things

Originally Posted by CRM114 View Post
Admittedly, this is a band I missed. I picked up an LP called "Silk Torpedo" by them, listened to it once, and put it into my sell box. Maybe their earlier stuff was better?
Yes that was a low point for them in my opinion. I think the earlier stuff is way better. Try SF Sorrow or Parachute.
statcat is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.