Wally Waller Goes Beyond THE PRETTY THINGS

His very name seeming to suggest perpetual motion, Wally Waller has never been prone to stopping in his tracks, be it as a prominent member of THE PRETTY THINGS during their most remarkable period or as a producer for the likes of BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST. At 78 years of age, the veteran is still very much active, which means the Covid-related lockdown turned out into a torment for him, and that’s why Waller began to dabble in creating videos for old material as well as recording various favorites, singing and playing acoustic guitar, on the old tablet, and then overdub additional instruments and vocals. Thus Wally’s first-ever solo album – not counting 1976’s “Do It” by WALLY WALLER BAND, on which he played everything anyway – was born.

Titled “Kitchen Rock” and released on July 13th via the English artist’s Bandcamp page, it features fresh versions of majority of the numbers from PT’s 1970 masterpiece “Parachute” – including the immense in its rawness “Sickle Clowns” – a cut off that record’s follow-up “Freeway Madness” from 1972, “The Sun” that was the first song WW co-penned with Phil May, and a few classics from Larry Williams, Elvis Presley and Bo Diddley’s repertoires. The results sound pretty amazing.

Kitchen Rock

1. Turn My Head
2. Over The Moon
3. Slow Down
4. Sickle Clowns
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love
6. Cries From The Midnight Circus
7. The Good Mr. Square (She Was Tall, She Was High)
8. The Sun
9. The Rain Trilogy (In The Square / The Letter / Rain)
10. October 26th
11. Miss Fay Regrets
12. Walking Through My Dreams
13. When Will I Be Loved
14. Grass
15. Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover
16. Check Out

July 17, 2022

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