The Vault: These Are The Only Ones You Need To Listen To

Feb 9th, 2007 // 2 Comments

onlyones.jpgBritain’s the Only Ones are best known stateside for “Another Girl, Another Planet,” the late-’70s love-is-a-drug power-pop lament that’s been covered by numerous hard-living bar-bands, including the Replacements. And while they’ve never had more than a cult following here, the band has experienced a bit of a revival in the U.K., thanks in part to Pete Doherty’s oft-repeated admiration for troubled Only Ones frontman Peter Perret. Three of the group’s best tracks are below, but anyone looking for a proper primer should pick up the import-only best-of “Why Don’t You Kill Yourself?”: The CBS Recordings

The Only Ones – Lovers Of Today [MP3, link expired]
The Only Ones – The Beast [MP3, link expired]
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet [MP3, link expired]

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  1. j clicky clicky

    Somewhere out there is a 7″ by a band called American Ruse with an amazing cover of “Another Girl…” on it. Perhaps a reader out there has it. I haven’t heard it in eons, but it rocks.

  2. Arthur2sheds

    The Feb. issue of Uncut has a brief feature on The Only Ones. Apparently, Peter Perrett is very sick, which means I can add them to my ever-growing list of great bands I’ll never see live.

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