CD Latest Writs: Greatest Hits [Madfish] (CD 958632),
Movie Mars Home Page
Welcome to MovieMars.com!
back to browsing
Latest Writs: Greatest Hits [Madfish]
The Pretty Things
1. Come See Me
2. Don't Bring Me Down
3. Cries From the Midnight Circus
4. S.F. Sorrow Is Born
6. All Light Up
7. Midnight to Six Man
8. Remember That Boy
10. Singapore Silk Torpedo
11. Old Man Going
12. Vivian Prince
14. Havana Bound
15. Bitter End
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 12823
The Pretty Things: Frank Holland (vocals, guitar); John Povey (vocals, keyboards); Wally Waller (vocals, bass); Phil May (vocals); Dick Taylor (guitar); Skip Alan (drums).
Additional personnel: Viv Prince, John Stax, Brian Pendelton, Vic Unit, Pete Tolson, Stuart Brooks, Gordon Edwards, Jack Green, Reg Norman, Asa Jones, Mark St. John.
Compilation producers: Mike Stax, Mark St. John.
Formed by Dick Taylor, one-time bassist with an embryonic Rolling Stones, the Pretty Things were an R&B combo that made an early career out of playing and behaving more outrageously than their more famous Dartford rivals. They even succeeded in out-psychedelizising most of the competition with their groundbreaking mid-'60s singles and concept album S.F. SORROW. Releasing a number of critically acclaimed, if not always commercially successful albums during the '70s and '80s, the Pretties ended the '90s by performing the saga of Private Sorrow live on the Internet.
The dirty R&B of "Rosalyn" and "Don't Bring Me Down" (both covered by David Bowie in the '70s) coupled with later adventures in psychedelia such as "Defecting Grey," the two featured extracts from S.F. SORROW, and the excellent "Talkin' About the Good Times" typify the band's '60s output. The '70s and beyond are represented by eight other cuts, including "Singapore Silk Torpedo," the stomping "Bitter End," and "Vivian Prince," a homage to the band's late drummer. Spanning 35 years of the band's history, LATEST WRITS is a concise introduction to a group of '60s survivors most definitely not consigned to the revival circuit.
Q (4/00, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...the real bad boys of '60s British R&B: fights, drink, drugs...everything except hits. These 19 tracks open with '66's astounding 'Come See Me', all savage bass and snarling attitude and easily the equal of The Rolling Stones..."
Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.117) - "They out-stoned the Stones in the early '60s with their gritty R&B, invented the rock opera with Brit psych masterpiece S.F.SORROW, lost it in catastrophic heavy rock...then made a remarkable recovery with '90s comeback album RAGE BEFORE BEAUTY....this CD reflects the band's current live set..."
Be The First To Write A Review
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Add to wishlist
What viewers like you said...
Have you listened to this album?
Be the first to write a review
Also suggested for you...
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
Copyright © 2004-2013 Movie Mars, Inc.
All rights reserved. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of Movie Mars, Inc. As such, reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, and any use for commercial purposes, of any portion of the material contained herein, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, trademarks, photographs, video clips and sounds files is strictly prohibited. Portions of this page Copyright 1981 - 2013 Muze, Inc. All rights reserved.