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Only Ones: Classic or Dud?

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My vote's classic. Never got ahold of Peter Perrett's Woke Up Sticky, and keep swearing to get around to it. Anyone know what has becoem of him recently?

badger, Tuesday, 8 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. I love "Lovers of Today" and put it on most mix tapes I make for first time customers (girl friends).

, Tuesday, 8 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Classic and beyond! It's a shame that Perret/Only Ones seem to be so ignored these days, except for "Another Girl, Another Planet". I'd vote for "Even Serpents Shine" as slightly the best album ("Curtains For You","In betweens" - genius) but all three original studio albums are great.

As for "Woke up Sticky" - get it if you can find a copy. It's worth it for PP's desperate version of "I'm Not like Everybody Else", although most of the originals are good too.

Dr. C, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"1st time customers", yeuch.
i just got a great song by them on a comp tape from someone actually. Not someone that wants to get with me tho' (I don't think)

Duane Zarakov, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

From the lack of response it looks like The Only Ones mean nothing to anyone any more. That's a shame. Or as Peter Perret put it "It's a crime/It's a crime/I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time"

Dr. C, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry. I was away. I love the Only Ones. I'm always confused about how many people know them. Classic. Favourite song: 'Prisoners'.

Nick, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have an Only Ones tape somewhere and remember not much liking it. But I've got nothing interesting (even to me let alone you!) to say about them so I didn't answer the question.

Tom, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, if you send me their records, maybe they'll mean something to me ! But for now, "Another Girl Another Planet" is all I know - it's pretty great.

Patrick, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I had a massive teen crush on the only ones, triggered i believe by inadvertently witnessing PP's 1st post smack live appearence, bizarrely joining the heart throbs for an encore at camden underworld. they did lovers of today.i remember my bewildered young self thinking "fuck, its keith richards, no, its iggy pop, no, he's too cool to be julian cope".i spent the next three years convinced perret was the epitome of cool. still listen sporadicaly: even serpents shine, the debut, the peel sessions & remains are all stone classics. the whole of the law, the prisoners ahd, oohh, bundles more. babys got a gun is unremittingly dire tho'. & also they have the distinction of being THE uglieset band of all time.

cw, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What a voice. Certainly one of those Great Lost Talents. It took me an embarrasingly long time to realize that Another Girl, Another Planet was probably about heroin.

scott plagenhoef, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Sterling just called them a punk band over on the Only Connect III thread. They always sounded a bit like that to me (I kind of think of them as having something in common with Buzzcocks) but I have a feeling that anyone around at the time would think this an absurd notion. I mean look at them! They look more arse-end of glam/pub rock really. And those guitar solos are a bit of a punk no-no, dontcha think? I think Perrett's blank delivery is what confuses things.

Nick, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They're more displaced NY punk than anything else aren't they? much closer to the Dolls/Hell/ Patti smith lineage than any UK peers. Thank god they didn't embrace the punk 77 dresscode tho' - can you imagine...

cw, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Take it from 'someone who was around at the time' it IS an absurd notion, Nick! The arse-end of glam/pub-rock idea is close, as is the NY punk idea, but only valid for Patti Smith. Half of the Only Ones were of course real 60's veterans - Mike Kellie from sort-of-proggers Spooky Tooth amongst others, and Alan Mair from The Beatstalkers. Perret brought the NY/drugs/glam-punk chic and John Perry was a shit- hot lead guitarist, but not really a punk. None of this matters a jot, as The Only Ones were magnificent!

Dr. C, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Re: the Only Ones and the US: in that video comp you used to be able to get back in the early '90s, John Perry can be seen wearing a rather fine Modern Lovers t-shirt

Mark Morris, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Have noticed 'Another Girl, Another Planet' being used on two different tv trailers recently - one for that Australian 'That's Life' rip-off on C4, one for some ITV medical bollocks starring Martin Sheen. WTF is that all about?

Andrew L, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I only have the red vinyl rerelease 12" from February 1992 (it was to promote a New Wave compilation, and had 'Pretty In Pink' on it too!). It's just 'Another Girl' and 'Lovers Of Today'. I like both tracks, but I don't exactly feel in the presence of greatness when I hear them.

Maybe that sounds bad. What I mean, they suggest to me that the Only Ones were - Good. And that's good enough.

the pinefox, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew: 'The Secret Life of Us' is a rip-off that outstrips its predecessor. Bonzer!

My favourite Only Ones track: 'Miles from Nowhere'. I like some of their songs a great deal, but his singing, plus the wearisome drug content = dud over extended periods.

stevie t, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Have only heard the "Another Girl, Another Planet" song as covered by The Replacements. I remember an Only Ones track being included on the 1-2-3-4 Punk and New Wave Box Set.

JC, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

taing sides: Martin Sheen vs Martin Shaw

mark s, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dr. C - thanks for the recommendation on another thread. I ended up getting the first two albums. But I may get the compilation later cos 'Lovers of Today' isn't on either of them. Right now, I think I have a slight preference for the second album cos it seems more pop, the first one rock.

but his singing, plus the wearisome drug content = dud over extended periods

I actually love his voice. It's too bad his personal life eliminated any possible ambiguity in the lyrics - or maybe I'm just being naive.

youn, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
I was listening to the new 2CD set "Why Don't You Kill Yourself?: The CBS Recordings" (which compiles all three albums plus pretty much everything else they did for CBS) over the weekend and thought it was time to start / revive an appropriate thread about them.

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I knew they were good but to be honest I'd forgotten quite how good - at their peak they really were right up there with Buzzcocks for creating perfect fey / winsome punk / pop songs.

As has already been said, they were viewed with (at best / least) suspicion by the mainstream UK punk scene, mainly because: some of them were "too old" (i.e. over 30); drummer Mike Kellie had actually been in (eeeek!) Spooky Tooth; Only Ones themselves (as England's Glory) had been about and gigging before the 'Pistols; they clearly knew how to play their instruments / write songs (not the only respects in which there are similarities between them and The Vibrators) and didn't conform to the "faster, louder" punk stereotype.

Nevertheless they were out and playing many of the same places around the same time - and often on the same bills - as most of the usual UK punk suspects; and they continue to appear on innumerable "punk" compilations, usually (OK, always!) with their signature tune "Another Girl Another Planet".

I vaguely remember reading a story somewhere about them playing a gig with the 'Pistols, where Sid was apparently astounded by Peter Perrett's huge capacity for smack - whilst Perrett was horrified to encounter Sid using water from a toilet to mainline speed!

Not particularly surprised to see comparisons above to some of the NY punk bands - 'though maybe a little surprised not to see any mention of Television during that discussion....

Not remotely surprised to see that that the estimable Dr. C loves 'em of course.

Another similarity that struck me over the weekend was with Morrissey / The Smiths; particularly as regards the precision and determination with which certain unusual words are selected and deployed - sometimes almost in spite of the scansion and melodic flow of the song.

Was Mozzer much of an Only Ones fan does anyone know?

Unfortunately (and probably inevitably) it did all start to trail off somewhat during the third album (much 'though I love both the Only Ones and Pauline Murray, that duet really wasn't a very good idea, was it?!?).

I remember purely by chance being present at their farewell performance 'in '81 - Peter Perrett looking totally emaciated and completely lost and forelorn in the middle of the stage The Lyceum; shivering with cold under those burning hot lights and despite multiple layers of jumpers and coats and scarves.

What an appalling waste of a phenomenal talent.

If I had to POO it would probably have to be "Out There In The Night" (could this the best / only good song written about a cat since "Lucifer Sam"?).

Anyway, I say classic, obviously - what say you?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 09:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

A lost soul for sure. He was sort of in the same bag as Mick Jones in a way, in that his 'keef' et al fixations were the right kind to allow him to succeed under the 'punk' banner, but the amount of hype and pushing thanks to CBS, worked against them. Anyway, it was good that 'another girl' became a belated small hit. But the man himself was a waster of his own talent. so it goes...

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 7 June 2004 09:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think it was a waste - we got 3 great albums. That's more than most. I do feel badly that his life has been a bit of a mess though.

POO? Curtains For You.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 7 June 2004 10:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Me, The Doc and Mark Grout.... that line-up could only have been more predictable in The Only Ones had come from Wokingham!

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 10:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, I looked up this thread only this morning while I was listening to the first album. Thought about reviving it, then realised I had nothing very constructive to add other than "Cor blimey, what a flipping fantastic band!".

Am I losing my marbles or do I detect a lot of Perrett's drawl in Howard Devoto? Or is it vice-versa?

NickB (NickB), Monday, 7 June 2004 10:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Funnily enough I thought about Howie too Nick - in terms of lyric-writing more than vocal delivery 'though; more Pete Shelley on the voice imho.

In chronological terms don't really see how Perrett could actually have informed Sheley or Devoto initially - although I'm sure they would all have listened to each other's work subsequently.

I suspect all three may have had some impact on Mozzer 'though (Shelley and Devoto maybe more directly because of the Manchester connection).

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 10:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I really like the only ones, but i'm not from wokingham. i want that 2-cd thing. my vinyl is less than stellar. what extra stuff soes it have. b-sides?

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 7 June 2004 11:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'A' and 'B' side of the first single that they released (themselves?) on "Vengeance" before signing to CBS (Comsat Angels compilers please take note!); both the alternative 'B' sides to the original releases of "Another Girl..." all the other 'B' sides and all the alternative takes / mixes previously included on the 1CD comp. The Immortal Story.

The only significant omission I can think of is "Silent Night" (which appeared as a single - apparently on Vengeance - a couple of years after the band split up).

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 11:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. Best rhyme Perret ever wrote: "Taking drugs is one thing we have in common / That can help overcome the language problem."

With all that smack, why the hell isn't he dead yet?

Unknown User, Monday, 7 June 2004 11:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was going to write to this thread about the red vinyl which I bought in a provincial record shop 12 years ago.

Then I realized that I probably already had: and indeed, I had.

the onefox, Monday, 7 June 2004 12:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(I bought 'another girl' as a valentines card/prez for Dawn, back in the day. Specifically 'long journeys wear me out' line)

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 7 June 2004 12:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You were seeing Dawn in '78, Mark?

Extraordinary!

I first started seeing my partner C* towards the end of '77!

Admittedly there was a small gap (a trifling matter of 23 years) in the middle of our relationship....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 12:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(Look up when AGAP made the chart. That week.)

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 7 June 2004 12:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Other Only Ones stuff I have :

Peel Sessions (fantastic!)
Remains (not fun)
Live At The BBC (alright)

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 7 June 2004 13:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have (otherwise of the single)

Peel sessions CD
The 'story' video.
And a book 'homme fatale' or some such.

I notice how book and vid both end with 'the new stuff is fantastic' i.e. about to come out (and in both cases had to wait what, ten years and a heartthrobs team up?)

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 7 June 2004 13:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

AGAP was released 14 April 1978, so shortly after that...I love Only Ones to distraction, although I'll be the first to admit that they didn't fulfil their potential on the albums...Has anyone heard the album they supposedly recorded for CBS of covers (apparently called Hits Hits Hits) in response to their lack of chart action and their label's subsequent frustration? Maybe the demos don't exist.
I think Perrett's solo stuff is terrific, too. So classic, then, apart from giving the Manics too many riffs and solos.

Canada Briggs (Canada Briggs), Monday, 7 June 2004 13:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the influence on the Manics is obvious (the hairstyle, the solos, the chiffon). There was a compilation out in about '92 (The Immortal Story?). Got into them around this time. The Peel Sessions is the definitive stuff though. Most of the studio output does not live up to it.

Robert Moore (treble), Monday, 7 June 2004 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I came across what appears to be a complete list of every known demo, recording session, single, album, compliation, bootleg, etc. etc. that Peter Perrett's known to have been involved with when I was trawling the web earlier; and I can't see any mention of a covers album on there....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 14:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bugger.

As you've probably realised, that bit in intalics in my last post was actually supposed to be a link.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 14:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I read it as, you were trying to squeeze one out hoping no-one would notice, in the middle of your sentence.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 7 June 2004 14:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Woke up sticky?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 7 June 2004 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think he meant that kind of squeezing.

southern lights (southern lights), Monday, 7 June 2004 16:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think the Peels Sessions is my favourite Only Ones album, where they sound much more raw and stripped down than on the 'proper' albums. Also have a live album where he doesn't reccommend getting married to anybody and which has an ace version of the Big Sleep on it. All the studio albums were pretty good and I'll always love Remains.

POO? Erm, well, Flowers Die.

flowersdie (flowersdie), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 13:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Prisoners', on the Peel Sessions LP, is one of my very favourite Only Ones tracks. I read somewhere that a studio version of it exists, but I'm not sure if it's available anywhere and if it's as good as the Peel version.

N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the studio version of Prisoners is on Remains.

flowersdie (flowersdie), Thursday, 10 June 2004 07:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Best rhyme Perret ever wrote: "Taking drugs is one thing we have in common / That can help overcome the language problem."

how about 'I love my mother but i wouldn't want to have sex with her'

sonofstan (sonofstan), Friday, 11 August 2006 10:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Best lyricist of his generation

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 11 August 2006 10:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Umpteenth vote for The Peel Sessions.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 10:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it is nice to hear Another Girl on the tv every ad break at the moment, even if they do mangle the ending.

Koogy Yonderboy (koogs), Friday, 11 August 2006 11:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That pre-OO Morning Glory LP is one of ther things I have but have never listened to. How does it rate? (And yeah, I should just listen to it tonight, but my in box is so full.)

nickn (nickn), Friday, 11 August 2006 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I honestly thought Peter Perrett died years ago.

Son of Spam (noodle vague), Friday, 11 August 2006 20:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Kill anyone who says "Dud".

polyphonic (polyphonic), Friday, 11 August 2006 20:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't know if anybody will. They seem to be off the ILM radar, except for the extended Reading massive and a few others.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 20:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They are wonderful!

"Another girl another planet" seems very incongruous in that phone company ad. Doesn't sit well with the bright and cheery visuals and the bright and cheery vibe they are hoping to give off at all.

Bidfurd (Bidfurd), Friday, 11 August 2006 21:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Well, did anyone see them on Jools Holland last night?

A very wonky version of AGAP, but still magnificent to see them again. Vocals were VERY dodgy, both Perrett's and Perry and Mair's backing vocals. The performance was pretty energetic though. Great tone from John's magnificently battered olympic white Strat, although he simplified the middle solo a bit (to accomodate for aging fingers?) He's still pretty much my favourite guitarist anyway. Perrett was playing a horrible PRS (ugh!) instead of his Tele and Mair was playing a very unusual Les Paul bass. Mike Kellie looked exactly the same, and as you'd expect, played like a God.

They'll be on Saturday's show doing 2 songs I should expect.

Dr.C, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 13:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Man, I would love to see that. I guess it'll show up over on the Ovation channel in a few years.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I saw them live last year. Good. Not loud enough though.

Tom D., Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Classic, if only : for Years they would say "he doesn't look forty" in a good way. Now he looks like a biltong.

I suspected as much as on that old VHS video documentary he was interviewed with a backing light...

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kind of annoying that you can't find this thread using the "Thread Search" option.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah but google came up trumps.

Biltong - yes, sadly.

There's supposed to be a new album out later in the year according to Mojo.

Dr.C, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

He is the portrait of Keith Richards in Keith Richards loft.

OK, I'll stop now.

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Can't POO, can POV

AGAP
Lovers of Today
Prisoners (studio)
Flaming Torch ("in the wrong place at the wrong time," with the archaeology theme, hilarious)
The Whole of the Law (Yo La tengo do a pretty great cover of it too)

hugo, Friday, 11 July 2008 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

CLASSIC.

chromecassettes, Monday, 27 May 2013 21:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I listened to the Special View comp recently and still prefer the Peel Sessions by a wide margin.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 27 May 2013 21:05 (four years ago) Permalink

peel sessions CD is definitely my fave by them.

tylerw, Monday, 27 May 2013 21:06 (four years ago) Permalink

The Peel Sessions are the whole of the law.

Oulipo Traces (on a Cigarette) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 27 May 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Dud. Can't stand them, and I don't want to hear 'Another Girl Another Planet' ever a-fucking-gain, tbh.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 27 May 2013 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

bummer.

chromecassettes, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:52 (four years ago) Permalink

The Peel Sessions are the whole of the law.
only problem with them is that they don't have that song!

tylerw, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxUSgrAv7VQ

What a song.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 13 December 2013 17:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Dud. Can't stand them, and I don't want to hear 'Another Girl Another Planet' ever a-fucking-gain, tbh.
is this song really popular/ubiquitous in the UK?

tylerw, Friday, 13 December 2013 17:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Was on an TV advert for a while. It's fairly well known, I suppose.

Saturated with working class intelligence and not afraid to show it (Tom D.), Friday, 13 December 2013 17:45 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

RIP Mike Kellie

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Friday, 20 January 2017 10:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

RIP :(

A Simple Twist of McFate (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 January 2017 11:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Hadn't remembered that Mike Kellie had played on "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory."

Disco Blecch and His Exo-Planettes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Man, there are lots of covers of "Another Girl, Another Planet" on YouTube. Including one by the Libertines with Peter Perrett himself singing.

Got Your Money Changes Everything (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 March 2017 00:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

I guess a bunch of them probably were inspired by a Blink 182 version.

Got Your Money Changes Everything (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 March 2017 00:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Phew, was fearing PP RIP.

Ongar Is An Energy (Tom D.), Monday, 20 March 2017 09:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

Reading 'Squeeze: Song by Song' at the moment and discovered that Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze was also in an early incarnation of The Only Ones and even lived with Perrett. Perrett hooked them up with Miles Copeland got them their first deal.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 20 March 2017 09:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

He plays on some songs on "Remains".

Ongar Is An Energy (Tom D.), Monday, 20 March 2017 10:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Did not know any of that, interesting. Was that early version actually known as Peter and the Pets?

Got Your Money Changes Everything (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 March 2017 10:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

I recently acquired a good copy of England's Glory, which is Perret's 1973 album with Harry Kakoulli of Squeeze, including the aforementioned "Peter And The Pets" song. An interesting mix of glam and pre-punk!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 20 March 2017 19:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Peter Perrett has a new album

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 June 2017 03:11 (four months ago) Permalink

New track "how the west was won" is excellent

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, heard that and the other one.

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:40 (four months ago) Permalink

"An Epic Story"

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Giving an ear to a full advance now -- it's very enjoyable, and pretty much is what to expect sonically. But given how few actual albums he's done, I can't begrudge him.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 13:33 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I recently acquired a good copy of England's Glory, which is Perret's 1973 album with Harry Kakoulli of Squeeze, including the aforementioned "Peter And The Pets" song. An interesting mix of glam and pre-punk!

His brother-in-law, I believe, which I just learned from recent Mojo article that I recommend

Under Heaviside Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 July 2017 01:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Also, the name of that public school he went to with Steve Harley broke my brane. Tom D. to thread!

Under Heaviside Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 July 2017 03:01 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

How the West Was Won is pretty good.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 17:28 (one month ago) Permalink


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