Because there were too many guitar players in the band, Taylor switched to bass. Phil May , another Sidcup student, convinced him to form a new band. Kitley was soon replaced by Viv Andrews, also known as Viv Broughton. Morrison was to manage them for the rest of the s, building his own Bryan Morrison Agency. This agency represented Pink Floyd among many other bands.
Forming a partnership with songwriter Jimmy Duncan, he got the Pretty Things a recording contract with Fontana Records in early At this point, Viv Andrews was replaced by Viv Prince , a more experienced drummer who had played with Carter-Lewis and the Southerners.
Their appearance and behaviour was provocative, with May claiming to have the longest hair in the UK and Prince often causing chaos wherever he went. The band later blamed their lack of success in the US on the fact their management opted for a tour of the Southern Hemisphere in July—August During their two weeks in New Zealand, they caused so much outrage in the media that the New Zealand Parliament addressed the issue of granting entry permits to musicians like the Pretty Things.
The band was never actually banned from re-entering New Zealand, contrary to what can be read in some sources. The first of what would be many personnel changes over the years also began, with Prince, whose wild antics had become too much for the other members to endure, being the first to go in November He was replaced by Skip Alan.
Rarely screened at the time, the film can be found as a bonus multimedia item on the Snapper CD re-issue of Get the Picture. In December came the single "Progress", where the band were joined by a brass section. Pendleton left in December , and Stax followed in January Their final album for Fontana Records was a contractual obligation produced by Steve Rowland and the subject of controversy, since Emotions was laden with brass and string arrangements arranged by Reg Tilsley.
That single marked the beginning of sessions for the S. Sorrow album. Released in December , it was the first rock opera , preceding the release of the Who 's Tommy in May In March , drummer Skip Alan left the group. Twink replaced him to help the band to complete the album.
Sorrow was commercially unsuccessful, with no immediate release in the United States. The work received only modest support from EMI , and its depressing narrative probably did not help sales. Quite of few of my friends did too - in Greymouth! Great band on first two records then they went pop and I gave them away. I can remember buying this 45 at Lewis Eadys in Queen. It had a dark blue Fontana label. Comments are restricted to registered users or subscribers only - make sure you enter an email address this site will recognise.
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Yes No. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good.The Pretty Things Don't Bring Me Down Lyrics. Don't Bring Me Down lyrics performed by The Pretty Things: I'm on my own, nowhere to roam I tell you baby, don't want no home I wander round, feet off the ground I even go from town to town.