The Pretty Things look back over their 50-year career in the new issue of Uncut, dated August 2014 and out now.

The Pretty Things look back over their 50-year career in the new issue of Uncut, dated August 2014 and out now.



Guitarist Dick Taylor and frontman Phil May explain that they weren’t interested in becoming as big as Taylor’s early band The Rolling Stones.

“We could have done things differently,” says Taylor. “Maybe I’d have a bigger car, but maybe I’d be face down in a swimming pool.”

May adds: “Andrew Loog Oldham once said if we’d had a strong personality like Mick in the band we’d have been huge, but Dick and I weren’t into that.

“We were having fun, making music, with no lifeplan for conquering the world.”

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