Pretty Vacant by Ted & Alice Miller: Review
Ted & Alice Miller’s ‘Pretty Vacant’ is a lovely and carefree folk soundtrack that showcases their musical talents and playful lyrical approach as a husband-wife duo. It is a cover of the original ‘Pretty Vacant’ by the Sex Pistols that was released on the July of 1977. With a slower rhythm and folk instrumentation, this makes up for one entertaining listen, that’s for sure.
Their rendition of the song ‘Pretty Vacant’ is a mixture of progressive and traditional folk instruments like the acoustic guitar and mandolin, was crafted with a great deal of care and attention to detail. Ted’s vocals are heartfelt and evocative, perfectly capturing the spirit of the song. The lyrics are humorous and have a carefree vibe to them. An acoustic guitar riff plays at the beginning of the song, setting the tone for the whole piece. Over time, the song becomes groovier thanks to the perfect incorporation of guitars, banjos, percussion, and vocals. Listeners will be humming the chorus long after the song has ended because of how catchy and rousing it is. On ‘Pretty Vacant’, the Millers’ synergy is quite remarkable, with each instrument complementing and enhancing the others to form captivating folk music.
Ted & Alice Miller’s ‘Pretty Vacant’ is a fascinating folk melody that showcases their abilities as musicians. The catchy tune, fast speed, and polished production of this song guarantee that it will remain in listeners’ brains for quite some time. Do listen to the song if you like entertaining, progressive folk music, you will find yourself immediately hooked and craving more.
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Photo credits: Tonya Matthews
Review by: Paul Woodman