Day 19

July 25th 2017

Today, let’s check out ‘Defect­ing Grey’. Singing songs enti­tled ‘LSD’ and hav­ing the longest hair by far was, by 1967, not enough to have kept the Pret­ty Things in the pub­lic eye. Their sec­ond LP had galumphed across so many gen­res that their orig­i­nal line-up had split due to ‘musi­cal dif­fer­ences’. So here­in Phil May cheats by cop­ping mucho S. Bar­rett vocal stylings for the Sun­day after­noon vers­es of this bucol­ic 45. There­after, in comes inter­lop­er Twink – for­mer­ly of Tomor­row – to slay us with a riff-fest of such epic pro­por­tions that it gen­uine­ly antic­i­pat­ed 1969. You’re kid­ding! Not at all! Indeed, so intense and un-1967 is part 2 that Tex­an mani­acs The Stereo Shoe­strings would lat­er cop the riff for their moth­er­lode none-more-clas­sic burn-up 45 ‘On The Road South’. Not even the more stri­dent, stub­born and strop­py cor­ners of the Pret­ty Things’ now leg­endary S. F. SORROW album approached the amphet­a­mine pre­ci­sion of this schiz­o­phrenic single.

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