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The Pretty Things — The Same Sun
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 83, 2015/2018, 7")

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-01-20

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Fruits de Mer continues to release The Pretty Things on vinyl — label owner Keith Jones is a big fan of the band. For this first 7-inch of the new year we have four songs, two from The Pretty Things latest album The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in Bed Now), and two live songs from the late 60s taken from their box set Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky. The title track kicks off the EP and is an exceptionally strong trippy psych song. Lots of excellent guitar work and vocals. The second track is a cover of The Byrds’ “Renaissance Fair.” The instrumentation is great, but I am extremely biased by the original and The Pretty Things’ vocals cannot compete with McGuinn and company. On the flip side is a live recording of “She Says Good Morning” from S. F. Sorrow. The vocals are edgy and the band rocks. The other song is the proto-punk “Alexander” from Electric Banana. So if you have missed out on their other albums, here is an opportunity to pick up some excellent tunes.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases, 2015 recordings

Related artist(s): The Pretty Things

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