There was a group of young Londoners in particular who did just this, jamming after art school at the childhood home of budding guitarist Dick Taylor. The Pretty Things had a hard-driving, raw, and energetic soul that poured out in their loose and urgently chaotic music.
Not to mention the main ingredient of The Pretty Things sound — Phil May , the man behind the painfully soul-filled vocal that exalted these tunes beyond the reach of mere mortals. The Pretty Things may not have received the recognition and success they deserved, but they did and still continue to burn up turntables across the world.
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Rainin' in My Heart. We'll Play House. You'll Never Do It Baby. Al Smith. I Had a Dream. Jimmy Witherspoon. I Want Your Love. Johnny Dee. An idea by manager Bryan Morrison to act as a promotional tool, the end result was shot during one week in and around London in January Clocking in at 14 minutes, the black-and-white film contained no dialogue. It opens with the band playing "Me Needing You" which is artfully treated behind the opening titles. There is then a sequence set in a recording studio showing the band supposedly recording "Midnight To Six Man.
Bryan Morrison features in the studio sequence as well as the following sequence for "Can't Stand the Pain. Bryan escapes by parachute and a lengthy chase sequence takes place.
Bryan recaptures the band after falling over, revealing his suitcase full of foreign currency. The scene changes to the Club, with footage of the fans outside waiting to go indoors where they witness a performance of "L. It was shown in one cinema in London for a couple of weeks, but ended up generally unseen until Snapper included it as a multimedia bonus on their CD reissue of Get the Picture?
Most of the members enjoyed making the movie. Brian Pendleton was an exception, hating the film's director and pointing out that the band themselves — and not Bryan Morrison — ended up paying for the whole movie, feeling it was a wasted opportunity and investment since money was tight for the band.
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