THE ONLY ONES - 'Another Girl, Another Planet'/'Special View' (CBS 6228) April 1978
Somehow, The Only Ones never rose above cult status in England and the achingly brilliant new wave blast of 'Another Girl, Another Planet' didn't even dent the Charts. Quite why this was allowed to happen is anyone's guess, but at the time guitarist John Perry blamed it on lack of promotion by CBS.
'Another Girl' has one of the all time great intros with it's sinister bass rhythms and piercing lead guitar frills building this highly influential three minute aural drama.. The song deals with drugs, love and death....sublime.
Some group members had a 60s pedigree. Bassist Alan Mair was a member of The Beatstalkers and drummer Mike Kellie banged the skins for Spooky Tooth.
THE ONLY ONES - Another Girl, Another Planet
|picture from Zigzag #94|
|Peter Perrett - picture from Zigzag #94|