Died Pretty

Died Pretty

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Compiling the contents of the band's first two proper singles -- "Out of the Unknown/World Without" and the two parts of "Mirror Blues" -- Died Pretty shows the incipient hell raisers well on their way. The band's propensity to classic rock stylings, given the appropriate burst of new energy, showed clear from the start. "Out of the Unknown" mixes Hammond organ drones and runs, twangy electric guitar, and rough but right vocals that produce something like the Flying Burrito Brothers as a Doors-inspired garage band. Peno's debt to performers like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison is obvious, but he does a fine job with it. "Mirror Blues" is the unquestioned standout -- properly restored to its full ten-minute length instead of being separated in the middle, it's a rip-roaring rave-up that doesn't stop, Brunetti and Myers' drive and flash matched by original drummer Colin Barwick at full speed.