With "Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood" THE PRETTY THINGS release their first acoustic album

16. November 2020

THE PRETTY THINGS veröffentlichen mit „Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood“ ihr erstes Akustikalbum

May 15, 2020 will go down in the long history of Pretty Things as a sad day: That Friday Phil May, who had been the singer and founding member of the band since 1963, passed away. Posthumously, "Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood" has now been released, a purely acoustic album of the Pretties. Guitarist Dick Taylor knows a lot about it.

eclipsed: Dick, do you see "Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood" as Phil's legacy?

Dick Taylor: Absolutely. It was very important for him to work on it. Making music and singing has helped him deal with his health problems and his condition. The album reflects his enthusiasm and hope. I hope that people will recognize his talent and his importance when they listen to it and that they will show him the appropriate appreciation.

eclipsed: You are known as a loud and dirty R&B band. Why a purely acoustic longplayer now?

THE PRETTY THINGS "We are not Verdi"

03. September 2018

THE PRETTY THINGS „Wir sind nicht Verdi“

Health reasons force singer Phil May to step considerably shorter, as guitarist Dick Taylor explains in an interview with eclipsed. He himself, however, is not thinking of retiring. Nevertheless, the last act of the band, founded by May and Taylor in 1963, is within reach. And again not: seventy-five year old Taylor, who plucked the bass of the Stones for a moment ago, wants to keep his own glorious formation alive in some way.

eclipsed: A world without Pretty Things concerts is hard to imagine. Why did you decide to end the band right now?

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 83

26. August 2015

KADAVAR - Last Living Dinosaur (4:04)
Album: Berlin (2015)
Label/Distribution: Nuclear Blast/Warner

The riff monsters from Berlin have set a heavy rock monument with this disc of their adopted city. From now on all Black Sabbath epigones of this world will have to be measured against this album. And at the same time Kadavar have set the bar damn high for their future studio works.

eclipsed No. 118 / 3-2010

11. April 2014

PETER GABRIEL External Blood

After eight years Peter Gabriel presents a new studio album. For the Englishman known as a ponderous inventor, this is a blink of an eye. After all, he didn't stop writing fresh songs either, but reinterpreted important pieces by well-known colleagues like David Bowie, Neil Young or Lou Reed. To eclipsed he reveals what drove him to it.

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