After releasing two more studio albums -- 1979's Even Serpents Shine and 1980's Baby's Got a Gun -- the Only Ones disintegrated in a blur of drugs and acrimony. Şarkı John Peel'in en iyi 50 şarkı listesinde 18. sıradadır. "I was quite a homely person, and I wanted a country studio where I could have my dogs and record and produce. The Only Ones quickly came to appreciate this mindset. First off, Peter did the proper vocal, because we knew what he'd done was just a guide and, since he hadn't been spot-on the mic all the time, it needed improving. One end of the room had a very high ceiling, and that was used for the drums, while the rest was about eight foot high. "For us, it was very much a case of the wrong place at the wrong time," Mair says. He said, 'Sure'. I'm on another planet with you, with you . The entire song went beautifully after that, and it crystallised into a much more powerful version than we'd played before.". It depended on the band; if it was largely acoustic then I might do th, at to attain a less harsh sound. APD Offer: 69% Off Paddy's Irish Percussion by Xtant Au... 16-track Studer A80 tape machine and remote control. You could do a lot on it. ", "It's all about atmosphere," Johnnie Burns asserts. Again, I could always lose it in the mix. I don't do de. In the annals of rock & roll, sitting neatly between all the one-hit wonders and equally long roll call of has-beens, is a select bunch of never-weres; those much-hyped, critically acclaimed acts that, against all odds and for a variety of reasons, only ever achieved cult status in place of the success that initially appeared to be theirs for the taking. Our hearts just sank. The song has been covered by many artists but the song reached its peak with this cover by Blink-182. Bang-bang. "If, for instance, it was a good-sounding kit and a good drummer, which Kellie was, I'd only use four mics; an AKG D12, D20 or D25 on the bass drum, an AKG 224 on the snare, and Neumann U87s on the floor toms and top kit. Directed by Michael Almereyda. Producer: Alan Mair • Engineers: John Burns, Robert Ash. Other than that, there were a couple of double-tracked vocal parts on the chorus, and at that point we decided, OK, we've got the master, now let's start mixing. And although it wasn't necessary with Mike Kellie, sometimes I'd have to dampen the snare with a cigarette packet and a piece of masking tape. Kellie, that was perfect...' and he just went, 'It's okay, I'll do it again.' Another Girl, Another Planet is an original novel by Len Beech (a pseudonym for Steve Bowkett) and Martin Day featuring the fictional archaeologist Bernice Summerfield. After they'd listened to the cassette, Alan Mair decided they would have to get hold of the 16-track, transfer it to 24-track and then see if they could develop things from there. A Birmingham native, Burns had landed a job as a tape-op at London's Morgan Studios in 1968, thanks to the efforts of former college classmate Andy Johns, who was then the chief engineer there. We were talking about a recording that had been made about six months earlier. It didn't jump out of the speakers in the same way. At that point, we were paying for the sessions ourselves, and in September 1977 we recorded 'Oh No', 'The Whole of the Law', 'Special View', 'Breaking Down' and 'Another Girl, Another Planet'.". The Only Ones, reunited in 2007. We haven't captured that magic.' Mair continues the story: "He called me and said, 'Alan, all I need to do is a tone tape for you. I think I'm B on another world with y C♯m ou, A wi E th y B ou. Working 16-track, I'd have gone with a blend of the two or decided on one or the other. only to find out it's gone. The Vodafone ad was out there and everyone kept asking him about the Only Ones. "From the start, I really took care of most of the aspects of recording," he says, "whether it was dealing with Peter's vocals, deciding on guitar parts or getting extra musicians to play things. The insurance company learned that I used to leave a key in an envelope at the local pub for engineers to use when I was away, and after three years of paying solicitors and barristers to deal with the case I ended up getting £5000 for £70,000-worth of equipment...". Released as a single from the Only Ones' impressive, eponymous 1978 debut album, 'Another Girl, Another Planet' disappeared without trace and quickly dragged the group's unrealised fortunes with it. "In terms of the drums, I had different mic techniques," Burns explains. Not that this turned out to be straightforward either. The point was, I now had a very clear bass drum and a very clear snare drum to do a really good mix. Long journeys wear me out. The Only Ones were an English rock band formed in London in 1976, whose original band members are Peter Perrett, Alan Mair, John Perry and Mike Kellie, they first disbanded in 1982. Behind him you can see the 16-track Studer A80 used to record the original version. With Barry Del Sherman, Isabel Gillies, Bob Gosse, Elina Löwensohn. With the two kits on separate tracks, the new kit was at the front insofar as the snare and the bass drum, while the crash cymbals and other bits and pieces were at an equal volume, but we certainly didn't pull the other kit back or submerge its ambience, as there was natural overspill from the bass and guitars recorded at Escape. In a moment of desperation I told the roadies, 'You're gonna have to go back to Escape and pick up the 16-track machine.' The whole thing was simple; two guitars, bass, drums and vocals. "I was always doing things like that," says Burns, who subsequently left the business for about 20 years, before returning to the studio with Bristol-based rock outfit JEBO, in 2004. Burns' first full engineering assignment was to record an Italian version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity', and by 1971 he'd signed a freelance deal with Island Records to work at London's Basing Street (now Sarm West) Studios, while also taking care of other projects. Space travel's in my blood. It doesn't have gimmicks, it just has a great sound. On the first day it was kind of obvious that we were just talking and playing little bits of the song, but after that I gave John the nod, and when Peter started I spontaneously came in with the bass on the offbeat. "Obviously, the heads were aligned differently to those on Johnnie's machine, and no matter how much we fiddled about we couldn't get it to sound right. If he said, 'Can't I have a mic on there?' I'm a great believer in magic happening occasionally. The 'Lovers of Today' single sold about 28,000 copies through independent distribution, and soon there was a bidding war between the major record companies to secure a long-term deal. "The control room was large, roughly 17 by 17 feet, and I was quite happy with 16-track. I was doing all the sessions and I owned all the equipment, but this guy owned the buildings, and so I thought, 'Let's get out of here,' and I did. I wanted quality. While the likes of Peter Perrett were attracted to the magic orange CBS label whose roster included Bob Dylan, Island's Chris Blackwell flew to Doncaster to beg the band members to sign with him. The band completed a comeback UK tour in June 2007, and continued touring throughout 2008 and 2009. John Burns at the desk in Escape at the time of the 'Planet' session. I mean, there's nothing worse than doing a song and then turning to the engineer and saying, 'Did you get that?' "It was more or less complete, with maybe one or two lines of lyrics to fill in, and it also didn't have the long intro," Mair recalls. The six-month search for a bass player on the part of Perrett, Perry and Kellie was finally over. Although Mair never requested a production credit for the first album and didn't get one, there's a consensus among all involved that he did fulfill that role. Another Girl, Another Planet / As My Wife Says, a Single by The Only Ones. "Another Girl, Another Planet" İngiliz power pop/punk rock grubu The Only Ones'ın kendi adlarını taşıyan albümlerinden bir şarkıdır. As it turned out, 'Another Girl, Another Planet' did the see the light of day very quickly, before fading into the dark, along with the album that bore the group's name. Thereafter, he'd co-produced three albums with Genesis: Live, Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway — prior to acquiring Escape in 1975 and, during his two-year tenure, recording Junior Marvin, Motorhead, Eric Clapton/Ginger Baker and the Only Ones. Not only was there the joint mission on Mars but there was also a thriving joint Soviet-NATO Moon settlement (complete with several cities). And so it was that, the following April, sessions commenced at Basing Street with engineer Robert Ash, who'd previously recorded 'Lovers of Today', sitting behind a Helios Type 69 console. Occasionally I've used the live mic on records, but generally I'd get rid of it in the mix because of all the spill from the guitars and so forth. Although never a commercial success, the Only One's 'Another Girl, Another Planet' has proved to be massively influential; and nearly 30 years after its original release, it's finally getting the recognition it deserves. 'Oh No' and 'Special View (AKA Telescopic Love)' would make their way onto later albums, but in the meantime Mair first heard 'Planet' when Perrett played it on guitar during pre-Escape rehearsals at Manno's Studios on the King's Road, and he was "just blown away". I said, 'But can you even remember every break that you played?' Kellie, to my astonishment, just said, 'Oh, I'll put another kit on top of it.' That just shocked me. What, on the back of your van? Another girl, another planet Another girl, another planet Space travel's in my blood There ain't nothing I can do about it Long journeys wear me out But I know I can't live without it I think I'm on another world with you With you I'm on another planet with you With you Another girl is loving you now The Only Ones playing live at the Speakeasy, London, 1977. Featured peformers: Peter Perrett (songwriter), The Only Ones (producer), Peter Kodick (sleeve design), Alex McDowell (sleeve design). If we'd have taken the first kit out we'd have lost part of the dynamics. and I wasn't producing, I might go, 'Oh, OK then.' Original title: Another Girl, Another Planet… View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Vinyl release of Another Girl, Another Planet / As My Wife Says on Discogs. Studer B62 two-track mastering machine; Studer C37 two-track recorder (ex-BBC). What's more, that kit also had the backwards reverb at the start. Sod off, you must be joking!'". In essence, the song is a wonderfully cohesive amalgamation of seemingly disparate forces: the energy and exuberance of John Perry's soaring guitar solos and the powerful rhythm section of Alan Mair's bass and Mike Kellie's drums, underpinning composer Pete Perrett's whiny, languid vocals and doom and gloom lyrics about drugs, death and confrontational love — "I always flirt with death, I look ill, but I don't care about it. Hailing from Glasgow, in his teens Alan Mair started a band named the Beatstalkers while still at school, and this became Scotland's biggest pop sensation of the mid-to-late '60s. Occasionally, with bad drummers we'd have to put some tape on the bottom skin and on the top skin, or even have to tune the kit for them, and after a couple of hours of doing that and trying to get a good sound it would be a case of, 'I can't hear anything any more. The Only Ones reformed in 2007 after their biggest hit "Another Girl, Another Planet" was used in a Vodafone ad campaign in 2006, and picked up as the introduction theme to Irish DJ Dave Fanning's radio show. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Another_Girl,_Another_Planet_(novel)&oldid=964855549, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 June 2020, at 00:04. Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates & SOS. Another Girl Another Planet book. What you've just done is absolutely phenomenal.' Then John added a second guitar, a harmony guitar over the intro, and there's also a Hammond organ part that doesn't always jump out at everyone, played by Peter. "Johnnie had been recommended to us as a really good guy, a great guy and very switched-on," Mair explains, "and since we wanted to record outside of London, Escape seemed a logical place to go. "Most people think we're a brand-new band, and the outpouring of affection really has taken all of us by surprise," says bass player/producer Alan Mair. When the albums were transferred to CD during the 1990s, they were mastered at a really low level, so the whole song is now louder and it just feels right.". All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2021. But I know I can't live without it, oh no . I was looking at him like, 'I can't believe this,' but then he did a second take and it was absolutely bloody perfect; his own kit on top of his kit, not the tiniest bit of phasing, nothing. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. An ordinary-looking guy proves to be an unusually successful womanizer, and his East Village apartment begins to assume aspects of Grand Central Station. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The kit would be in stereo with the bass drum separate. It comes in much, much louder, more at the level of the rest of the song, and then the bass comes in louder as well. I also used a Shure to record Pete's guide vocals.". I said, 'What, matching the drum breaks, the tempo and all the tiny variations?' The album was re-released in Europe in 2009 on Sony Music Entertainment, featuring rare bonus content.The reissue was a CD which comprises 13-tracks. Almost immediately there was a buzz, with the key writers for the NME, Melody Maker and Sounds all giving us amazing write-ups, and when we headlined the Roundhouse in Camden Town, supported by Eddie and the Hotrods, a lot of people definitely got it. Another girl, another planet Another girl, another planet Space travel's in my blood There ain't nothing I can do about it Long journeys wear me out But I know I can't live without it I think I'm on another world with you With you I think I'm on another world with you Another girl is loving you now So if you could actually take the '80s out of the way, the Only Ones might have survived.". I kind of nodded at Kellie to make sure he wasn't just watching us without intending to come in on drums, thinking that we were running through it without doing a full take. "We felt that what we were doing was quite special, and although people weren't jumping to sign us, after we recorded 'Lovers of Today' at Basing Street and put it out on our own label it was acclaimed as 'Record of the Week' in most of the music press. The Only Ones is the debut studio album by English power pop band The Only Ones, released in 1978 by Columbia Records.It was produced by the Only Ones themselves, with the assistance of Robert Ash and was mixed at Basing St., Escape and CBS. The Helios was previously owned by Johnnie Burns' old friend, Steve Marriot. With the royalties I'd earned from Genesis I bought all this equipment second-hand from Steve Marriot and various other places, because I knew exactly what I wanted. We'd hit that point, and I believe you only achieve that magic once. It was like we were going to conquer the world.". Austrian Audio OC818 Dual Set Plus microphones, 12 Things People Worry About Too Much When Mixing, Inside Track: Bruce Springsteen 'Letter To You', Distant City Studios - A Drum Room With A Difference, Mastering Essentials Part 6 - Final Delivery: Requirements & Specs. "We did fart around and have some fun. Another girl, another planet Another girl, another planet Space travels in my blood And there ain't nothing I can do about it Long journeys wear me out Oh God we won't live without it Another girl is loving you now Another planet, forever holding you down Another planet. aqui esta another girl another plantet como un comentario me pideron que pusiera mas imagenes aqui puse algunas este tema original mente de only ones un cover hecho por blink 182. In fact, I remember when we went from eight to 16, some people were saying 'You only need 12'. 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