Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Pretty Things

Don't Bring Me Down
The Pretty Things
A bit different to ELOs version.

We'll Be Together
The Pretty Things
I think this was the B-Side to the above track or
was that a double A-Side. Both the biz!

Get The Picture
The Pretty Things

Then of course there's this version which has great
drumming and over the top fuzz by Melbourne band
The Wild Colonials
Get The Picture
Which is even better than the original I reckon.
It was on the 1st volume of Ugly Things The
Raven Records compilation series which was
my introduction to the song. The Wild Colonials
only lasted 3 7"s and that was that.  Apparently all
their A-sides were crap but the B-Sides were
where it was at. I think a lot of Antipodean 60s
groups were just as influenced by The Pretty Things
as much as The Stones, Yardbirds etc..

Speaking of which here's a NZ version of Get The Picture by
The Selected Few from Wellington.

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