"It felt like an eternity," Mair now remarks, "but when they put the 16-track on, there in all its glory was 'Planet', pounding out of the speakers, and it was like heaven. 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. Bang-bang. The song has been covered by many artists but the song reached its peak with this cover by Blink-182. In this case, however, I came in on the offbeat and I thought, 'Yeah.' Directed by Michael Almereyda. 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. That just shocked me. The Only Ones, reunited in 2007. When I brought the cassette in and played it, everyone agreed. The combination of those two produced an absolutely brilliant sound. "It was an old Kent barn, and we had problems with the soundproofing. 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. The New Adventures were a spin-off from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. About 30 microphones, including eight Neumann U87s ("For electric guitar, vocals and overheads"), two valve Neumann U67s, AKG 451 ("Good for acoustic guitar and hi-hat, very directional"), AKG 224E ("Good for snare"), AKG D12, AKG D20 and AKG D25 ("All good for toms, bass drum and bass guitar"), some Neumann pencil mics (bass) and several Shures. 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. Moby Grape was a prime example, Big Star was another, and right up there with them were the Only Ones, a band of power-pop new-wavers whose non-hit single 'Another Girl, Another Planet' would influence subsequent generations long after their own demise. So if you could actually take the '80s out of the way, the Only Ones might have survived.". It didn't jump out of the speakers in the same way. All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2021. On 'Another Planet', the bass was recorded with a mic and DI — I probably used an AKG D20 — while for the guitars I used Neumann 87s or U67s. Yet, in the wake of covers by Greg Kihn, the Replacements, the Lightning Seeds, the Mighty Lemon Drops, Blink 182 and Babyshambles, not to mention an 83 ranking in Q magazine's list of the '100 Greatest Guitar Tracks' and being placed at 18 in John Peel's millennium-edition 'All-Time Festive 50', the track has finally earned its creators some much-deserved recognition, courtesy of their recording being used in a 2006 Vodafone commercial. "We continued recording 'Planet' and did several different versions, in between working on other songs," Alan Mair says. The band completed a comeback UK tour in June 2007, and continued touring throughout 2008 and 2009. "For us, it was very much a case of the wrong place at the wrong time," Mair says. All rights reserved. Then, in August 1976, following a spell away from the business, he joined the Only Ones, having been won over partly by the other band members' passion for their own music, and also by their demo recordings of three Perrett-penned tracks, one of which, 'Out There in the Night', was a love song about his cat. Thus the seed was planted in his mind that maybe this was also the time to ask Peter, John and Mike about getting back together. 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 An equally credible second album, Even Serpents Shine, was released in 1979, but thereafter — despite Mair's own sobriety — drugs, despondency and disputes consumed the band during the recording of their third and final studio effort, the Colin Thurston-produced Baby's Got A Gun, and by the end of 1981 it was all over. 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. It just happened to be on that take, and I probably put it on a separate track just in case it ended up being the actual master and this might screw it up. and get everyone motivated. Kellie, that was perfect...' and he just went, 'It's okay, I'll do it again.' "Another Girl, Another Planet" is the most successful song by the English rock band The Only Ones. Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates & SOS. At the time, our live following was growing and we never ever sat down and went, 'Oh, God, it's terrible that 'Planet' isn't a hit,' but I think deep down we were all really shocked.". Again, I could always lose it in the mix. It depended on the band; if it was largely acoustic then I might do th, at to attain a less harsh sound. The kit would be in stereo with the bass drum separate. 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. ', but when the guys heard it in the control room they all thought it was great. I told the guys in the band, 'This isn't as good as the demo. 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