Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Only Ones - The Peel Sessions Album (1989)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
The Only Ones - Even Serpents Shine (1979)

Been meaning to post this ever since someone requested it in the comments section of my post on Even Serpents Shine. Includes newly recorded versions of singles and deep cuts from their uniformly excellent first three LPs, all colored by Peel's signature warm, unadorned production and the looseness and spontaneity that accompany all of the best live recordings. Has there ever been a better power pop band?

Track listing:
1. Oh Lucinda
2. No Peace for the Wicked
3. Oh No
4. The Beast
5. In Betweens
6. Another Girl, Another Planet
7. Language Problem
8. From Here to Eternity
9. Lovers of Today
10. Why Don't You Kill Yourself?
11. Telescopic Love
12. Flaming Torch
13. Miles from Nowhere
14. Prisoners
15. The Happy Pilgrim
16. The Big Sleep

I don't know which one of us is worse
Is it the one who lies or the one who hurts?

Also listen to:
The Saints -
Prehistoric Sounds (1978)
Dwight Twilley -
Twilley (1979)


  1. Thank you so much for posting this!

  2. I never really got into the Only Ones. This looks like a really good place to start. Thank you.