The Pretty Things – LSD (1966)

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By April 1966, B-side “LSD,” yet another controversial shot in the Pretty Things’ canon, helped pioneer the “freakbeat” sound, whilst the media’s attacks on the Pretties slack, druggy values were foremost to the changing times — in fact, the record was a play on words about the English economy and not a celebration of the merits of LSD usage. However, the band was clearly well-aware of LSD and its effects, and over the coming months further musical explorations that were to steer the band away from their earlier tough R&B sound were to occur. [Source]

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