GIOVEDI' 15 MAGGIO
Cresciuti nella stessa zona ed emersi dallo stesso ambiente dei Rolling Stones, i Pretty Things rappresentarono una versione altrettanto blues del rock and roll e vantarono una reputazione altrettanto negativa di teppisti e pervertiti. D'altronde Dick Taylor, ex compagno di Art School di Keith Richard, era stato al fianco di Mick Jagger nei Rolling Stones prima di Brian Jones. Taylor impostava i loro rudi brani sullo stile di Chicago (Willie Dixon in particolare, da una canzone del quale presero il nome), anche se era il cantante Phil May a scatenare il pubblico con le sue sceneggiate anticipatrici di quelle dei Doors.
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Via Zago 7/C
Sotto il ponte di via Stalingrado
a 3 min a piedi da PORTA MASCARELLA
e 15 min da PIAZZA VERDI
••COSA DICONO DI PRETTY THINGS••
•DAVID BOWIE: (ON PHIL MAY, 1964, against his telephone no. entry in Bowie’s phone book)
•VAN (the man) MORRISON. (July 1995)
“The Pretty Things”? - one of the greatest “R&B” bands of all time - real wild.”
•BOB DYLAN: “BOB DYLAN”
“the sweet “Pretty Things” are…….” (Tombstone Blues)
•DAVE GILMOUR - “PINK FLOYD”
“The Pretty Things” always made The Stones look tame, and the time has definitely come for their renaissance.
•GARY BROOKER - “PROCOL HARUM”
“The Pretties” were great on stage - always far more rebellious than “The Stones” You could like “The Stones” but if you were a real rebel, it was always “The Pretties.”
•MICK JAGGER - “ROLLING STONES”
“always loved their version of “Cry To Me” — can’t wait for an evening with the new box set.” (Mick Jagger - July 1995)
•JOEY RAMONE - “THE RAMONES’ (UPON MEETING “THE PRETTIES”)
“Shit, like, I’ve always wanted to meet Phil May - “The Pretty Things’ were the biggest influence on us. Like, right at the start, when there were The Beatles, & The Stones, & stuff, we would hear about “The Pretty Things” & just pick up the odd record, but they were so wild....... they invented garage bands.” (backstage ® The Town & Country 1989 - The Ramones meet The Pretties).
•THE LATE GREAT JOHN PEEL - THE GRANDFATHER OF ALL SERIOUS RADIO DEEJAYS
“The Beatles” were cute, “The Stones” were students, but “The Pretty Things” were plain frightening, & much better at psychedelia than “The Stones.......”
•PHIL MAY - LEAD SINGER WITH “THE PRETTIES” IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SUNDAY TIMES -12TH JULY 1964.
“who are you calling a queerie?” (Sunday Times 12.07.64).
•GLEN MATLOCK - “SEX PISTOLS”
(first impression of “The Pretty Things”) “Pretty Things” - pretty seminal - (July 20th 1995).
•SID VICIOUS & NANCY (& NANCY’S PARENTS - summer 1977)
Nancy’s Parents - “who are those terrible looking people sitting by the pool?” Sid (eventually) - “Oh them, I think that’s “The Pretty Things”
Nancy’s Parents - “Oh God, they look even worse than you” (summer 1977).