Stax has been a long-time champion of the Pretty Things. I’d go as far as saying if not for him and manager Mark St John, the re-born Pretties might have remained an under-appreciated lost chapter in rock and roll’s history. So who else would The Loons cover on the B side? “Alexander” stays true to the original but has The Loons’ brusque but pop-tinged touch.

The single is on Dirty Water and the upcoming album will land on Bomp.


The Loons on Dirty Water