HEAR YE: Oh You Pretty Things!

NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO: S.F. Sorrow By The Pretty Things

By 1967, Swingin’ London had gone mad — bathed in strobing mod Technicolor, drunk on the Day-Glo ambrosia of psychedelia and frugging to the blare of maximum R&B. Rock ‘n’ roll was reaching critical mass, outgrowing the three-chord friction of teen angst and expanding into the realm of art and religiosity. Pop stars, the newly minted aristocracy of turned-on English youth, were now expected to be poets and seers, and the race was on to find strange new sounds to telegraph this strange new state of mind. — The Rock Snob Encyclopedia


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