S.F. Sorrow – The Pretty Things

Like I said, there are going to be a couple of older posts on the site for the next few days. This one is pretty essential. Until a month ago, I had never heard of this band or this album. Yep, no one I knew even took the liberty to drop this album in my hands. Hey guys, you know when I say, if it’s good let me know? Yeah, you guys fucked up hard on that one. It’s all good though, cause now I know that S.F. Sorrow exists and the world is a better place for it.

I’m not gonna give you a long and winded history that you could probably find in a shorter context on Wikipedia, but I’ll just give you my own review of the fucker. I was tipped off about the album from a few citings I found in interviews Kasabian and the one and only Noel Gallagher. Noel said he planned on basing his whole career on the one song “Baron Saturday.” Those are pretty big terms to be throwing around, so I had to see what the fuss was about.

Baron Saturday – the Pretty Things

Yeah, that song is sick, right? The rest of the album more than follows suit. This puppy was recorded at the same time as Sgt. Pepper’s, and while it borrows a few of the popular elements of the album, the resulting sound is a bit different. I’ve never been a huge fan of concept albums, cause let’s face it, they’re not like making a cup of coffee; they’re extremely easy to fuck up and become extremely embarrassing when you do. This album is an example of how not to fuck up in that regard. With a story line that ultimately ends in tragedy (after listening to the last two tracks “Old Man Going” and “Loneliest Person”, you’ll get what I mean), this album ultimately turns out to be Sgt. Pepper’s long lost twin brother, who’s fucked up past undoubtably makes him a little cooler and more badass.

If that makes sense, cool. If not, just listen to the damn album already. While the internet is known for making stuff like porn and useless Facebook shit easy to find, you’ll have to dig through a trench of dead links to find a decent version to download (I’d post where I got it, but I’ve completely forgot and I don’t have the patience to go through it all again). As a result, I’m posting the album off youtube below (in one video, no less). I know it’s not like giving the album a proper spin, but that line about beggars and choosers applies well here. Check out the spectacular S.F. Sorrow below.

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