Another Girl, Another Planet / As My Wife Says, a Single by The Only Ones. 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. only to find out it's gone. Their reunion gig took place at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead on April 27th, 2007; other shows have been lined up, the back catalogue has been remastered, and a new album is now being considered. "The live room was about 35 feet long by 16 feet wide," Johnnie Burns recalls. Bang-bang. And then, when we did the transfer to 24-track, that gave us eight tracks to make some additions. In fact, I remember when we went from eight to 16, some people were saying 'You only need 12'. 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. Four tracks of drums was plenty in my book, and when it was eight-track we had three tracks of drums. In fact, when I originally mixed it, I started with Pete's guitar quite low, and then it gradually got louder along with the bass, so there was quite an impact when the rest of the band came in, with John playing the solo. 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. I'm a great believer in magic happening occasionally. 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.' I also used a Shure to record Pete's guide vocals.". It was like we were going to conquer the world.". The six-month search for a bass player on the part of Perrett, Perry and Kellie was finally over. 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 Oh no Another girl is loving you now Another planet, forever holding you down Another planet It just sounded fantastic. "I was quite a homely person, and I wanted a country studio where I could have my dogs and record and produce. Not only was there the joint mission on Mars but there was also a thriving joint Soviet-NATO Moon settlement (complete with several cities). "Those first two Only Ones albums are timeless and organic," Alan Mair says "and that's why I think 'Planet' has caught on with young people. Fast-forward to 2006, when Mair was once again playing bass in the studio and on the road with the re-formed Beatstalkers. "In terms of the drums, I had different mic techniques," Burns explains. 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. Well, I enjoyed the first 18 months, but then I wasn't getting paid my 50 percent cut. 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. 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. So off they went, back down to Johnnie, and Johnnie was like, 'You're not bloody taking my machine away! Sod off, you must be joking!'". There was no spark. All rights reserved. Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - P... Is there an audio interface with (also) usb AUDIO input... Classic Old School Techno Loops (Sample Pack WAV). We'd hit that point, and I believe you only achieve that magic once. Kellie, that was perfect...' and he just went, 'It's okay, I'll do it again.' "After rehearsing every day for six months, we went out and played our first gig at the Greyhound pub in Fulham, and you could just tell that people thought something special was going to happen. The Only Ones quickly came to appreciate this mindset. Helios custom 32-channel console; based on a 24-channel desk linked with an extra eight-channel desk bought from Basing Street Studios when they upgraded their editing suite, with eight groups and 16 monitor channels. Foreshadowing the bad luck that would haunt the band throughout its brief existence, "Another Girl, Another Planet" failed to chart. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. "At the start everyone was very optimistic and there was a lot of real heartfelt camaraderie," Mair continues. Although Burns' philosophy is that every recording's a potential master unless it can be improved upon, at this stage the Only Ones simply thought they'd made a great demo of 'Another Girl, Another Planet' and departed Escape with a cassette copy of this and the two other tracks committed to tape. Tannoy Red monitors in Lockwood cabinets, hanging from ceiling on rails, powered by a 700W Crown Amplifier; Auratone monitors on desk. '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". 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.". So if you could actually take the '80s out of the way, the Only Ones might have survived.". ', "Sometimes, I'd use an AKG 451 with an 87 when recording acoustic guitar. 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. 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. Morgan handled all of Island's recordings, and it was there that Burns had cut his musical teeth assisting on sessions with Humble Pie, Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, Ten Years After, Donovan, King Crimson and Spooky Tooth, whose drummer was one Mike Kellie. I told the guys in the band, 'This isn't as good as the demo. Win! ', but when the guys heard it in the control room they all thought it was great. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "I had so many 87s, I could have miked everything. What it did was add atmosphere so that the session would kick off with a feeling of 'Bloody hell, what a sound!' That means I can't get the bass drum totally on its own to compress it and do what I want, I can't get the snare drum on its own, and so I'm really handicapped in terms of getting the drums to sound powerful enough.' The kit would be in stereo with the bass drum separate. "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. "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. S CBS 6576; Vinyl 7"). You see, nothing's a demo to me. Mair continues the story: "He called me and said, 'Alan, all I need to do is a tone tape for you. Throughout the '80s, hardly anyone mentioned the band to me, but then, during the early '90s, when guitar bands like Radiohead, House of Love, Inspiral Carpets and the Stone Roses were coming in, there was clearly a change of climate. 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. "I fed the drums back on themselves, routing the toms' signal from the playback head onto the sync head. 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. Genres: Power Pop, New Wave. 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. 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. 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. Here's a brief run-down of the equipment at Escape: "I was very hands-on, so Robert Ash and I set up a mix session, the whole band was there, and I said, 'Because of the way it was recorded, I just can't get any separation between the bass drum and snare. 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...". ', "John's a master at that. We haven't captured that magic.' 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. "Another Girl, Another Planet" is the most successful song by the English rock band The Only Ones. Then about three-quarters of the way through, there was a little click of his sticks and he kind of lost his feel. ", Indeed, one effect that the Only Ones didn't know how to recreate, along with the aforementioned magic, was some juddering feedback on the drums at the start of the track. What you've just done is absolutely phenomenal.' New ma… read more 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. And when I got credited on the second record, that was for doing the same work as I did on 'Planet' and the first album.". With Barry Del Sherman, Isabel Gillies, Bob Gosse, Elina Löwensohn. "Bands with drug connections were bad news, and I'm sure that's how CBS saw it. This song is a cover from The Only Ones' “Another Girl, Another Planet”. "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. All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2021. That just shocked me. 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. "When I listened to that number I really heard the nuances and tone of Peter's voice, as well as the lyrical content, and I thought, 'Wow, this is bloody great songwriting,'" Mair now recalls. "We were only at Basing Street for two weeks, working on that first album, and everything was set up for the recording of the other tracks, and so Kellie sat down at his kit and off he went, and within a few seconds we were all looking at each other like, 'Bloody hell!' The combination of those two produced an absolutely brilliant sound. E. I'm on an B other planet with y C♯m ou, A wi E th y B ou. Obviously, I didn't put it through the headphones, because otherwise Mike would have said, 'What the hell's going on? ", "It's all about atmosphere," Johnnie Burns asserts. 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. There are actually some demo recordings of 'Planet', done at Man, no's, and when we got to Escape we didn't think, 'Right, let's get the tape ready, let's roll.' 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. Directed by Michael Almereyda. "It was an old Kent barn, and we had problems with the soundproofing. 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. 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. 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. 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. "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. What they apparently didn't consider were the non-technological aspects that are also intrinsic to the creative process. "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. Back then, I never realised the intro, with the bass and that backwards reverb on the drums, would be regarded as such an important part of the song, so for the remastering I raised Peter's initial guitar by about 8dB. The Only Ones, reunited in 2007. 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. They went, 'Oh, fucking hell, Alan', and I said, 'No, look, this is really important.' Another Girl, Another Planet book. 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. Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates & SOS. I said, 'What, matching the drum breaks, the tempo and all the tiny variations?' I mean, say you just laid down drums, bass and guitar, if you put the live mic up the band would go, 'Wow, what a sound!' 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. Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet Chords Learn the song with the online tablature player ... And st C♯m and up straight and t A all and share about E it. "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. Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet Text Guitar Tab Learn the song with the online tablature player This work below is 100% credited to James McMartin thanks to "Biatch" for finding it NOTES: Chord definitions are at bottom of page. Label: CBS - BA 222468 • Format: Vinyl 7 The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet … If he said, 'Can't I have a mic on there?' Another Girl, Another Planet is the story of a man sent to Mars in 1985 to be executive assistant to the colonial governor at the joint Soviet-NATO Mars base. "It didn't take much to figure out it was about drugs, but stations like Capital Radio were supposed to be innovative and different, and what about songs like 'Golden Brown'? An ordinary-looking guy proves to be an unusually successful womanizer, and his East Village apartment begins to assume aspects of Grand Central Station. Şarkı John Peel'in en iyi 50 şarkı listesinde 18. sıradadır. Not that this turned out to be straightforward either. 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. 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. 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. The whole thing was simple; two guitars, bass, drums and vocals. "We sent the roadies to pick up the 16-track tape and bring it back to Basing Street, but it wouldn't play on the machine they had there and everything sounded muffled," Mair recalls. After all, once the CBS deal was signed in December 1977, they would have the money to pay for a bigger, better-equipped 24-track facility that, they assumed, would enable them to make a bigger, better-sounding record. He said, 'Yeah, no problem', and so I said, 'OK then, let's go for it.'. 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. "When you listen to 'Another Planet', you're actually hearing two kits. 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. You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address. 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'.". I don't know where that inspiration came from, because on all of the rehearsal tapes I was playing on the downbeat. There ain't nothing I can do about it. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Vinyl release of Another Girl, Another Planet / As My Wife Says on Discogs. In my mind, there was no question: we were in line for a number one record, and had it been playlisted like everything else then I think it would have achieved that. 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. 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. 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