When THE ONLY ONES broke up in 1981 after three critically-lauded albums and their defining anthem, the perennially popular “Another Girl, Another Planet”, nothing more was heard from mercurial songwriter Peter Perrett. It seemed that he had become the Syd Barrett of his era. Compilations and reissues kept the flame alive, but it was not until 1996 that Perrett felt able to return to the recording studio. Demon Records issued the resulting “Woke Up Sticky” album and EP to great acclaim, but Perrett’s comeback faltered when ill-health prevented him from touring to support the record, and the album disappeared when Demon Records was sold.
Edsel is proud to make Peter Perrett’s great lost album available once again, when interest in both him and the Only Ones has never been greater. Vodaphone recently used “Another Girl...” for an ad, and there have been articles in both Uncut and Mojo in recent months.
And now, the most unlikely reunion has occurred, and the Only Ones played concerts through the UK in June, including Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
This re-issue includes a sleevenote by Alan Robinson, Perrett’s press officer in 1996. There will be ads in Uncut and Record Collector, as well as banners and skyscrapers on the fan websites.
Says Pete Doherty: “ Peter Perrett is amazing – I first heard about him from myths and romance…he’s an Arcadian genius on the Albion diet”.