6.06.2009

The Pretty Things: Acid Burns! Live (UK, 1964/69)

Their early material consisted of hard-edged blues-rock influenced by Bo Diddley (they took their name from Diddley's 1955 song "Pretty Thing") and Jimmy Reed. They were known for wild stage behaviour and edgy lyrical content; their song "Midnight to Six Man" defined the mod lifestyle. Around this time, the first of what would be many personnel changes over the years also began, with Prince the first to go late in 1965. He was replaced by Skip Alan (born 11 June 1948 in London). Brian Pendleton left late in 1966, and was not initially replaced. Stax quit early in 1967. Jon Povey and Wally Waller joined to make the band a five piece once again.

'Beat Room', BBC Television, December 24, 1964:

01. Don't Bring Me Down (2'20)
02. Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (3'16)
03. Johnny B. Goode (1'50)

Live on Danish Radio, Denmark, 1965:

04. Road Runner (2'14)
05. Big City (1'43)
06. Sittin' All Alone (2'57)
07. Buzz The Jerk (1'29)
08. Rainin' In My Heart

'Blokker', Dutch TV, April 16, 1965:

09. Introduction (1'02)
10. Honey, I Need (2'40)
11. Big Boss Man (1'52)
12. Midnight To Six Man (2'13)

Palais des Sports, Paris, France, June 1, 1967:

13. Children (3'04)
14. Road Runner (3'23)
15. Reincarnation (3'53)

Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 1969:

16. Renaissance Fair (2'41)
17. S.F. Sorrow Is Born (3'30)


30 comments:

JeanBernardFrance said...

WOW more Pretties ,great Pablo ;but if possible don't make the Pretty Things fans wait too much.I remember very well the pictures of Palais des Sport on French TV and the drummer running like a crazy in the crowd,great souvenirs.

philo said...

Nice, this is new to me
Thanks Pablo for your efforts

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks great! I can't seem to find the link though. Is there one?

Fathermosh said...

Still looking for a link...

Anonymous said...

Dude,can't wait for this one!
Didn't find a single LP that wasn't good on your blog!congratulations!!!

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Ok, so, this is real deal!
Raw/fast/crude n distorsioned songs, sometimes the quality isnt that good, but we can leave that appart dont we?, Amazing versions of some songs that perhaps you never imagine listening em live !!!
Killer set list, 4 to 9: sound quality, and the Pretty rocking and smashing, and more & more...
OOOuuuHHH YYYeeeAAAhhh...

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

PW:
mza-garage.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

thank you for this "pretty" one!
didn't know of its existence. who
knows where to grab the pretty things live @ the heartbreak hotel?
looking after it for ages. cheers.
rustythehusky

RP said...

This is a comp I put together several years ago, sourced from my old tapes. Glad to see people are still digging it!

RP

Dr Faustroll said...

This one is a definitive killer...
Great Post!!!

anyonesdaughter said...

awesome..... just awesome - what is there more to say? :-)

JeanBernardFrance said...

As Federer Pretty things at the top.Not always the best sound but always high energy.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

@RP/DR Faust/anyonesd/fatermos/philo and the other:
thanks a lot for your comments.
Did not know that was original stuff RP!

@Jean:
Still drinking champagne for the victoryyyy!!!yeahh...Roger the best of all times. (yes sir)

glad you liked it Jean!
Cheers!

Javier said...

Este tipo de discos siempre son de agradecer, pues recogen la esencia de todo esto, la música en vivo de tú a tú, eso sí que llega. Gracias Pablo.

Roadrunner said...

Escuchar esto y después morir...Gracias pablo,excelente el trabajo como siempre

Anonymous said...

Far from Pretty but what a great band. Thanks for the post



Regards


Rhod

aldo said...

Hey! Thanks a million for this one!
Personally I never heard the first part of this bootleg and “Johnny Be Goode” was certainly a surprise…didn’t know they appeared on the “Beat Room”!
About the French 1967 tracks, they appeared on other bootlegs in the same order but “Roadrunner” is actually from German TV Show Beat Club 1966.
“Children” and “Reincarnation” have shown up on youtube, as a further proof that there was no “Roadrunner” in between…check it out
Besides “Reincarnation” has been cleverly edited here to a more listenable size…but you want to see the whole of it (nearly 6 mins.long) with Skip Alan going mad on and off the stage!
Talking of footage the Blokker Festival is a well documented one, certainly Pretties fans have seen at least the first set (the one here) before, that also included “Don’t Bring me down” but NO “Midnight to Six Man” which I think is from French TV …
There are at least a couple of more tracks from the Amsterdam gig, 1969 on a different bootleg: the fantastic “Alexander” and “She says good morning”.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Gracias Javi, RR & Rhod!
Also thanks aldo for adding the info, the footage of Blokkers is highly recommended as you said.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

here you have a very interesting link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MkSupR2qFM

BlackBoba said...

Cheers dude .. if yu haven't already stick up Phillipe Debarge One of thee great lost albums by the Things .. I think people will really love that.

DefChef said...

Thanks!

Xyros said...

as usual another great posting Pablo .. many thanks.
For those interested I'll rip and post Pretty Things Live at The Heartbreak Hotel on my blog next week. Does have a couple of ticks on track 1 side 1 though but nothing serious.

Xyros said...

Seems like my memory is not as good as it was. The Pretties - Heartbreak Hotel has alot of skips on side 2 due to a bad pressing. To many to make it worth while ripping and posting. Sorry about that.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Aggg...i dont have that one myself, i ll send it to you if i have it...

Xyros said...

Pablo, software didn't help out much with the skipping on all of side 2 but my main recordplayer had no problem with the lp. Ripped it again and have posted it on my blog for you and who ever else is interested.

BT said...

Love the Pretties! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, great !!!
And what a version off SF Sorrow !!!!!!
Thank you Pablo

BB from France

The Bomber said...

Enjoy guys...a great one served by the pretties...

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. Please more British 60's beat and BBC material.

Cheers.

Michiel said...

Sadly, Megaupload is down. Is there any chance of you reuploading this one?