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Pretty Things: Silk Torpedo

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, January 1975

THE PRETTY THINGS are back, and this time, with a new label and expected tour, can realistically be expected to enter the American top-40 album ...

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The Pretty Things' Phil May (1995)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1995

Chief Pretty Thing Phil May, along with manager Mark St John, on the early days of the Pretties, their rivalry with the Rolling Stones, disappearing bandmates and the legal battles to regain their copyrights.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 49.8meg, total interview length: 54' 27" sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

The Pretty Things: The Things Hit Back!

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, February 1965

ONE ACCUSATION that can't be levelled against the Pretty Things is that they're dull. In fact this wild-sounding, and equally wild-looking group are one of ...

The Pretty Things: Why The Things Like Their Hair...

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, July 1965

PRETTY THING Dick Taylor was gazing out of the window of his flat in Kensington, London, recently when a group of girls happened to look ...

The Pretty Things: Viv — "It's All Lies"

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, September 1965

'I could sue them' says Viv Prince, about newspaper articles which appeared about him in New Zealand. Norman Jopling reports...' ...

Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, The Pretty Things: Windsor Free Festival, Berkshire

Live Review by Nick Kent, NME, September 1972

THE SIGNS were there once again at what was in effect just another one-day festival that a bummer was to be had by one and ...

Pretty Things: Decade Of Dues Now Pays Off

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Rolling Stone, February 1973

THE ENGLISH BANDS that have survived since the first days of the British Invasion can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The Stones, ...

The Pretty Things: Still As Strong As Bo Diddley's Guitar Arm

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, NME, March 1973

FEEL THE svelte red leather. Take in the expensive walnut dashboard surrounding the precision instruments; the speedo flicking between 70 and 80. Experience the full ...

The Pretty Things’ Phil May

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1973

PHIL MAY, vocalist with the Pretty Things, is one British rock musician who really has seen it all. ...

Maggie Bell, The Pretty Things: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, October 1974

OKAY, FIRST things first. When Maggie Bell's done a few more gigs (and maybe even a couple more rehearsals) with her new band, then there's ...

The Pretty Things: Silk Torpedo

Review by Jonh Ingham, NME, November 1974

IT GIVES you faith to know that through all the impermanency and transience of this beast we call rock, The Pretty Things soldier on. ...

New Pretty Things Get a Led Zep Uplift

Interview by Steve Turner, Rolling Stone, April 1975

LONDON – The Pretty Things were there at the beginning. Phil May, the band’s lead singer and only original member, followed Keith Richard out of ...

The Pretty Things: Silk Torpedo

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, May 1975

THE PRETTY THINGS are from a different part of town. Once competitors with the Stones in the raunch-and-outrage genre, the Pretty Things began a progression ...

The Pretty Things: Greatest Hits 1964-1967

Review by Mick Farren, NME, December 1975

FOR A SHORT time, around the London clubs and art school dances, back in 1964, it seemed as though the Pretty Things might just unseat ...

The Pretty Things: Savage Eye

Review by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, March 1976

NOT AS, NOT AT all as, not nearly as, doesn't even come close to being anything at all as good as their last one, Silk ...

The Pretty Things: Savage Eye

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, May 1976

ANGLOID DROOLERS can breathe a sigh of relief (toot, toot). Although the twittering (sometimes hairy, often comical) falsettos of 10cc and Sparks are cracking under ...

Uriah Heep/Pretty Things: Empire Pool, Wembley

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, June 1976

THE PRETTY Things can, on occasion, succumb to being ordinary, but usually they're great. This night was no exception. Using the cavern of Wembley Empire ...

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