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(TV) The Only Ones
Following one of the earlier messages, I dug out the Only Ones Peel Sessions
CD this morning and put it on. It still sounds really great. In fact it is
certainly one of the best Peel Sessions - the band could really play. If you
listen to say the Buzzcocks Peel Sessions, you can tell that they were still
learning how to put the chords together - something that would have been
masked in the "real" studio.
A friend of mine interviewed Peter Perret a few years ago when he was
setting up his new band. He said that where he lived was complete squalor
and that the man was still looking very wasted. It's such a shame to see
talent like that just nod off. Guess that's why he got on so well with Johny
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Inglis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 9:49 AM
Subject: (TV) re: Mr. Obbard wrote...
> I'm sure I've drooled about The Only Ones on this list far too much
> The Peel Sessions, Even Serpents Shine and the live album on Miu Miu
> are all awesome. (Don't buy the crappy compilation 'Alone In The Night',
> though, it's an example of a really bad transfer to CD).
> Peter Perrett managed to come off the drugs a few years ago and put
> new band called The One. They weren't quite as good as the original Only
> (they missed the great John Perry on guitar, and had an annoying tinkly
> keyboard player) but they made a surprisingly good album called 'Woke Up
> Sticky'. The last song, 'Shivers' is one of the best he ever wrote.
> Unfortunately the band then got fed up with his unreliability (apparently)
> split. Shame. Subsequently some brave soul released one of their shows as
> live album on a French label. It's not a fantastic performance, nor is it
> to find, but it's well recorded and has several songs which as far as I
> never came out anywhere else, including the magnificent 'You Gave Birth'.
> Oh yes, and the last album I listened to was that Flaming Lips thing. It's
> Just discovered
> "Another Girl, Another Planet"
> Now you need to discover the band; The Only Ones are something special
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