October 14, 2008 Playlist


Best of the Classic Albums of the Week
(Pledge Drive!)

"S.F. Sorrow" by The Pretty Things 1968
The Pretty Things  "S.F. Sorrow"  1968 (UK)
The Pretty Things are one of the great "forgotten" bands of the 1960's whose reputation has only grown over the years.  Apparently their 1968 album S. F. Sorrow was the first "rock opera" (though it beats me what it's supposed to be about.)  At any rate, it's a truly fine batch of tunes, and at their best the band played heavy rock with the best of them.  The band achieved a certain popularity in Europe, but never really caught on in America -- though they gave it a serious try later on in the 1970's.  Interesting trivia:  the drummer on this Pretty Things album is "Twink", the notorious hippie freak who would go on to found the even heavier and sleazier Pink Fairies!
Here are a bunch of cool Pretty Things video clips:  "LSD" is actually a song about money (the symbols for pounds, shillings and pence look like L, S and D) -- but there's no mistaking the psychedlic intentions of "I See Fuzz", a total freakout man!  From their follow-up album Parachute from 1970 (Rolling Stone magazine's pick for best album of that year by the way), here's "Cries From The Midnight Circus" and "Sickle Clowns".  Since S. F. Sorrow only became recognized as a classic in recent years, the only clips of the band performing those songs seem to be from their latter day reunions -- here's "Baron Saturday" and "Old Man Going"  featuring special guest David Gilmour of the Pink Floyd.
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year Country
Eric Burdon & The Animals Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash) Love Is
CLASSIC ALBUM - Apr 5, 2006
1968 UK
William Shatner Spleen The Transformed Man
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jun 14, 2006
1968 Canada
Scott Walker Jackie Scott 2
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jun 28, 2006
1968 USA/UK
Klaatu Mister Manson Sir Army Suit
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jun 14, 2006
1978 Canada
Black Sabbath Lord Of This World Master Of Reality
CLASSIC ALBUM - Feb 14, 2007
1971 UK
The Jimi Hendrix Experience I Don't Live Today Are You Experienced?
CLASSIC ALBUM - Nov 22, 2006
1967 USA/UK
Love Que Vida! Da Capo
CLASSIC ALBUM - Aug 9, 2006
1967 USA
Jefferson Airplane Won't You Try
   / Saturday Afternoon
After Bathing At Baxter's
CLASSIC ALBUM - May 3, 2006
1967 USA
The Pretty Things Baron Saturday S. F. Sorrow
1968 UK
The Pretty Things Trust S. F. Sorrow
1968 UK
Pink Floyd Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (live) Ummagumma
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jul 18, 2007
1969 UK
The Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa) Plastic People
   / The Duke Of Prunes
Absolutely Free
CLASSIC ALBUM - Dec 26, 2007
1967 USA
The Guess Who Pain Train (live) Live At The Paramount
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jan 4, 2006
1972 Canada
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Down By The River Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
CLASSIC ALBUM - Apr 19, 2006
1969 Canada/USA
Spirit Topanga Windows Spirit
CLASSIC ALBUM - May 19, 2008
1968 USA
Attila (Billy Joel!) Rollin' Home Attila
CLASSIC ALBUM - Feb 22, 2006
1970 USA
Silver Apples Oscillations Silver Apples
CLASSIC ALBUM - Mar 28, 2007
1968 USA
Perrey & Kingsley The Unidentified Flying Object The In Sound From Way Out!
CLASSIC ALBUM - Apr 11, 2007
1966 France/USA
The Stark Reality Junkman's Song (Hoagy Carmichael) The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop
CLASSIC ALBUM - May 9, 2007
1970 USA
Rufus Thomas Git On Up And Do It Crown Prince Of Dance
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jul 16, 2008
1973 USA
Sly & The Family Stone Advice A Whole New Thing
CLASSIC ALBUM - Mar 15, 2006
1967 USA
The Grodeck Whipperjenny Why Can't I Go Back The Grodeck Whipperjenny
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jan 11, 2006
1970 USA
Parliament Funkentelechy Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jul 5, 2006
1977 USA
VON LMO Future Language Future Language
CLASSIC ALBUM - Feb 8, 2006
1981 USA
Flower Travellin' Band Satori - part 5 Satori
CLASSIC ALBUM - Aug 23, 2006
1971 Japan
Pearls Before Swine Ring Thing (R) Balaklava 1968 USA
Hawkwind You Shouldn't Do That X In Search Of Space
CLASSIC ALBUM - Jun 6, 2007
1971 UK
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