Ragged 70s moddish pop and punk from South London's Only Ones – the under appreciated group's only three albums, collected on two CDs! The Only Ones sound like a less complicated Television, mixed with the ragged rock-and-roar of the New York Dolls. Peter Perritt's semi-detached, leisurely vocal delivery certainly remind us Tom Verlaine, and the band's loose ramshackle groove often rolls at a similar clip as Television's, minus the solos and Beats-inspired lyrics. Perritt's more of an unabashed romantic than most other punk era lyricists, and his occasional keyboards helped set the tone for the oncoming New Wave. These two CDs feature the complete Only Ones, Even Serpents Shine and Baby's Got A Gun albums – plus a number of previously unreleased bonus tracks. Tracks include "The Whole Of The Law", the AMAZING single "Another Girl, Another Planet", "Breaking Down", "City Of Fun", "The Beast", "Creature Of Doom", "From Here To Eternity", "Flaming Torch", "You've Got To Pay", "Someone Who Cares", "The Happy Pilgrim", "Why Don't You Kill Yourself", The Big Sleep", "Strange Mouth" and tons more!
(Out of print, booklet is intact but has some wear.)