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Gary

posted 24 Jul 2014, 06:11 by paul other

As some of you will already know, sadly Gary passed away earlier this year. We were all devastated by the loss of our lovely brother, father and grandfather. He really was a very special man and was loved by so many. We're lost without him, it's taken me months to be able to accept that he's gone and write this here but Gary will live on in our hearts and in his songs, poems and stories, forever.

Those of you who knew Gary or had been in contact with him will know that this project was very dear to him and that he was very proud and grateful for the recordings that had been contributed. Xena and Peter Perrett have been in touch and they feel the same way too. Thank you all.

Paul

Downloads are now available

posted 15 Apr 2013, 00:03 by paul other   [ updated 16 Apr 2013, 14:07 ]

Big apologies to A.C Drift and The Plastic Pals with Stina Berge, Their super contributions were missing from the site. We're not sure how that happened but we've sorry and we've fixed it now, so give them both a listen. They deserve it!

See Gary's comments below.

Two Great New Songs!

posted 11 Dec 2009, 13:21 by paul other   [ updated 11 Dec 2009, 14:11 ]

After much delay from Gary's useless brother (me)..

Well what can I say? It's been a long time, I've got loads of excuses but at the end of the day I am lazy git. also at the start of the day - sorry. Anyway, we're back and we've got two fantastic contributions.
Zeptepi have delivered up a moody, stringy In betweens with a twang from the southern hemisphere. I'm amazed by the lovely violin note for note take on JP's guitar part that we all know and love.
The Larch have done a lovely quirky version of Lovers of Today that really takes us by surprise. It's ska, and wobbly guitar, and we could be in a club a very long time ago. It just works

Thanks very much to both bands for their tremendous contributions and their patience.

The Only Ones French Tour

posted 1 Apr 2009, 06:47 by paul other   [ updated 1 Apr 2009, 06:51 ]

We've had some info from the promoters about the upcoming tour . Full details are here.
The band will play Rennes, Bordeaux, Marseille,Clermont Ferrand and Paris ... and Liege in Belgium.

Video: The Only Ones live on Canal Plus

posted 22 Mar 2009, 02:31 by paul other

In France this month The Only Ones played a 30mins live session which was featured on the TV staion Canal Plus on their "Album of the week" spot. You can download the whole video .avi file  here. It's about 165Mb so be patient.

There's also a .iso dvd image here if you want to burn a real dvd and watch it on a bigger screen, but be warned, it's 660Mb!

PP Lyrics

posted 14 Mar 2009, 13:29 by paul other

I had a nice mail today from Dan at http://perrettlyrics.blogspot.com . He's put together a very nice collection of lyrics, gig listings etc on his site. It looks very complete and nicely done.  Have a look.

Oh la la!

posted 14 Mar 2009, 13:21 by paul other

Here in sunny france this week has been very special. Canal Plus, a french TV channel has had the The Only Ones on every night on their "album of the week spot". It's been about 5mins each evening, i.e. a different song each night from a live session the band recorded a few weeks back here in france. It's been fantastic! There's also been a few little snippets of chat with the band.

The Beast

posted 19 Feb 2009, 12:25 by paul other   [ updated 19 Feb 2009, 22:37 ]

Nick Marsh + The Auto Dropouts have just sent us this terrific version of The Beast and it's here on the jukebox. Have a listen, it's mean and menacing as it should be but at the same time it really sparkles, I love it. Right from the intro the atmosphere builds, the drum sound is wonderful, the snare is to die for,  the whole song becomes serious as the vocals thicken with harmony in just the right places and the guitars grow from the acoustic intro riff through reverbed slide and growling envelope-filtered tremelo til they wail out over almost sitar like sting. Crikey,  I'll have to calm down a bit!

Oh No! Stomp Shout!

posted 4 Feb 2009, 11:52 by paul other   [ updated 4 Feb 2009, 12:02 ]

Stomp Shout! have recorded their version of Oh No! and it's here online. It's trashy, it's twangy, it's punchy, it's different, it's, well..  have listen, it reminds me of Jilted John!

Well done boys, and sorry for the delay on putting it on the site.

Himself

posted 14 Jan 2009, 11:58 by paul other   [ updated 14 Jan 2009, 12:02 ]

Nice news from Gary ( see Gary Bloggs)

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