Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Return of Peter Perrett


During the course of 2016, photos began to emerge of Peter Perrett at work in a recording studio for the first time in 20 years - a heartwarming sight for this old Only Ones fan. The first fruits of those Chris Kimsey produced sessions finally appeared last week in the form of the title track of a new LP, 'How the West Was Won'. The album itself isn't due until the end of June, but until then enjoy the video for a song that lashes out at vapid celebrity culture and American imperialism in gloriously dark and sleazy fashion. 'How the West Was Won' is sonically part 'Sweet Jane' / part 'If Not For You' and effortlessly picks up where Perrett left off two decades ago.

7 comments:

drew said...

It's great isn't it.

George said...

There's more than a passing resemblance to Sweet Jane here. Could there be another one of those lawsuits on the way?

Singing Bear said...

It's wonderful and surprising to hear those distinctive tones again. In '78 he looked like he was on his last legs, so you never can tell. As for the song, equally wonderful but Lou could sue...well, you know what I mean. Looking forward to hearing more of the album.

Ramone666 said...

Cool, thanks for this. His voice is surprisingly good after all these years.

Brian said...

Way to go, Peter! Still rubbing my eyes. Can't believe it.

Kinggangsta 30 Fnaffreddy said...

class. undiminished voice

Frank Jive said...

LBJ said, "Ah don't know nothin' about art but ah know what ah like." Frank Jive sez, "Ah like it."

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