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Re: (TV) Mr. Obbard wrote:
How about another very good unnoticed band: Translator.
They came out about the same time as REM , but suffered from being in San Francisco in
the '80s. Steve Barton, their chief song writer had a fabulous way with words and
MICHAEL CARLUCCI wrote:
> >Just discovered
> >"Another Girl, Another Planet"
> >Now you need to discover the band; The Only Ones are something special
> > Now there's a band that went completely unnoticed. It's a damn shame too.
> These guys had it all. In their short lived career they made 3 magnificent
> and a handful of singles. One single that brings tears to my eyes is the
> with Peter Perrett and Pauline Murray doing the song "Fools". What a great
> Their last LP "Baby's Got A Gun" went straight to the toilet the week it was
> released. There were more promos around then stock copies. Too bad cause it
> was their
> finest LP to date. Then there were the "Even Serpents Shine" and the 1st LP,
> latter with Another Girl, Another Planet which has some of the finest chord
> changes known to man. Peter Perrett was/is one of Rock & Roll's greatest
> heroes. When the Only One's appeared at max's kansas City around the time of
> their 3rd album there might've been 30 people in the audience. What a cryin'
> As far as I know there K only releases of their 3 official LP's plus a
> live album. For anyone whoever cared about good, understated guitar music,
> is your band. Thanks, M T C
> >BTW, upon repeated listenings to "Other Voices" (the new Patti Smith song with Tom
> on lead guitar), it has to be one of Tom's most un-inspired moments. As
> earlier, if I didn't know that it was Tom Id've never guessed it. It may as
> have been Oliver or Lenny playing the solo. I pains me to say this. Despite
> the song is one of Patti's finest in many years.
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