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


  1. Yep! This has everything about it to be a hit, in fact I always assumed it was!
    "...didn't even dent the charts."
    Great stuff, this and all previous posts, it might even serve to teach some people the greatness of these early punk close to the 60s spirit and clearly influenced by it.
    I say punk, but as noted elsewhere, you might just call it rock 'n roll!

  2. The record reached as high as the mid 50s in the Charts. Not a Strong enough effort to get The Only Ones on TOTP.


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