The legendary Wally Waller, a pivotal member of The Pretty Things, recently talked with “It’s Psychedelic Baby” magazine to reflect on his illustrious career and the band’s iconic albums. Waller, a lifelong friend of Phil May, played a significant role in shaping the sound of The Pretty Things during their prime years. From classics like Emotions, S.F. Sorrow, and Parachute, Waller’s influence is undeniable. The interview also sheds light on his latest solo endeavor, Kitchen Rock. Crafted during the 2020 lockdown in England, this album is a testament to Waller’s enduring talent, blending classic tracks co-written with Phil May and timeless rock ‘n’ roll favorites. The intimate setting of his kitchen recording sessions contrasts with his Abbey Road days, yet Waller’s brilliance shines through, transitioning seamlessly from solo renditions to full “one-man” band productions.
For fans of The Pretty Things and rock enthusiasts alike, this interview offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a rock legend. Waller’s reflections on the band’s EMI years, the creation of the world’s first psychedelic Rock Opera, and his journey as a musician are both enlightening and nostalgic. His passion for music, evident in his detailed recounting of the band’s history, is truly inspiring.
For those eager to delve deeper into Waller’s world and The Pretty Things’ legacy, the full interview is a must-read. Enjoy the rich tapestry of stories, memories, and insights that Waller shares, and discover the magic behind some of rock’s most iconic tunes. Ready to embark on this musical journey? Read the full interview here. And don’t forget to check out Kitchen Rock, available now on Think Like A Key Music.