THE PRETTY THINGS & BUDGIE Live in London 1973

by THE PRETTY THINGS & BUDGIE

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LIVE 1973 !!!!
GOOSEBUMPS TERRITORY !!!
BEST 21 MINUTES ON BANDCAMP!!! Favorite track: Rape of the locks.
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THE PRETTY THINGS

The Pretty Things are an English rock band from London,
who originally formed in 1963.
They took their name from Willie Dixon's 1955 song
"Pretty Thing".
Their most commercially successful period was the
mid-1960s, although they continue to perform to this day.
David Bowie covered two of their songs on his album
"Pin Ups".

By late 1970, the group had gone their separate ways due to commercial failures, and Alan was in a group called Sunshine.
May, Povey, Alan, Tolson and Stuart Brooks signed with
Warner Bros. Records and released "Freeway Madness"
at the end of 1972.

1974's "Silk Torpedo" saw them being managed by
Led Zeppelin's Peter Grant.
"Silk Torpedo" was the first album release on Zeppelin's
own label Swan Song.
Also around this time, Brooks left and was replaced by
Jack Green and a second keyboardist Gordon Edwards
was added.
In 1976, after the release of "Savage Eye", May quit the band
before a major London gig, and the band split up.


BUDGIE

Budgie are a Welsh hard rock/heavy metal band from Cardiff.
They are described by author Gary Sharpe-Young as one
of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence
to many acts of that scene, with fast, heavy rock (an influence
on the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and acts
such as Metallica) being played as early as 1971.
The band has been noted as "among the heaviest metal
of its day".

Their debut album in strong blues-oriented hard rock lines
was recorded
at Rockfield Studios with Black Sabbath producer
Rodger Bain and released in 1971, followed by Squawk in 1972.
The third album, Never Turn Your Back On a Friend (1973),
contained "Breadfan", which was covered by Metallica in 1988,
the band having covered another Budgie song,
"Crash Course In Brain Surgery" earlier in their career.
Ray Philips left the band before the fourth album "In for the Kill!"
was recorded and was replaced by Pete Boot.


THE PRETTY THINGS are:

Phil May
vocals

John Povey
keyboards

Pete Tolsen
guitar

Stuart Brooks
bass

Skip Allen
drums

Gordon Edwards
guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals


BUDGIE are:

Burke Shelley
bass, vocals

Tony Bourge
guitar, vocals

Ray Phillips
drums

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released May 26, 1973

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