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.