There are actually two things that drive me wild in this Pretty Things song, which the rational part of me knows, as is the case with all Pretty Things songs, is only so interesting as a song itself.
The chugging, bass-driven rhythm, similar to Deep Purple‘s “Hush,” turns me on right out of the gates.
Your bass neck is so long!
Then, as the guitar solo gets underway, 1 minute and 40 seconds in, there are the trademark cascading, harmony fuzz guitars. The Pretty Things mastered the art of delivering on this fetish on their S.F. Sorrow album.
Oh yeah, I like it when you two fuzz guitars get it on like that!
With the chugging bass part, a missed opportunity on the fadeout that would also speak to one of my deepest rock fetishes would have been a nod to the octave bass leaps in Spencer Davis Group‘s “Gimme Some Lovin’.” If I could legislate such a thing, every artist’s album would have at least one song that features octave-spanning bass leaps. I’ll have to pull out Jimi Hendrix‘s “Dolly Dagger” for that specific thrill. Ah hell, let me take you right to the “great Steve Winwood quote, from Billy…”
All right, I’ve shared some of my specific rock fetishes with you. How about you return the favor?