Reformed punk rock legends The Only Ones have just had their three studio albums re-issued and re-mastered with extra tracks – and you can win them.
The classic British band released their self-titled album in 1978 and are best known for its classic three-minute of song perfection Another Girl, Another Planet (receiving attention again in 2006 when Vodaphone used it in a television advert).
The band’s second album – 1979’s Even Serpents Shine – is widely regarded as their best and they followed it with 1980’s Baby’s Got A Gun before an acrimonious split ended the band far too soon in 1981.
Just before that they wrote themselves into the rock n’roll book of controversy with a disastrous 1981 US tour that involved frontman Peter Perrett having to flee the country on an attempted murder charge.
But now the band are back, Perrett has overcome his demons while guitarist Johny Perry has put a successful career as a rock biographer on hold to join original bassist Alan Mair and Mike Kellie.
They’ve already been cited as an influence on the likes of The Libertines, while Blink 182 and Belle & Sebastian have covered their songs. Ongoing interest in the band led to the decision to reform in 2007 and successful UK dates followed. Now there are plans to record new material but first there’s three definitive editions of their studio albums to date.
All three have been remastered from the original tapes and include previously un-issued material.
Here’s the full tracklistings:
The Only Ones
1. The Whole Of The Law
2. Another Girl, Another Planet
3. Breaking Down
4. City Of Fun
5. The Beast
6. Creature Of Doom
7. It's The Truth
8. Language Problem
9. No Peace For The Wicked
10. The Immortal Story
11. Lovers Of Today (Bonus Track)
12. Peter And The Pets (Bonus Track)
13. As My Wife Says (Bonus Track)
Even Serpents Shine
1. From Here To Eternity
2. Flaming Torch
3. You've Got To Pay
4. No Solution
5. In Betweens
6. Out There In The Night
7. Curtains For You
9. Someone Who Cares
10. Miles From Nowhere
12. Special View (Bonus Track)
13. Oh No (Bonus Track)
14. This Aint All (It's Made To Be) (Bonus Track)
Baby's Got A Gun
1. Happy Pilgrim
2. Why Don't You Kill Yourself?
3. Me And My Shadow
4. Deadly Nightshade
5. Big Sleep
6. Oh Lucinda
7. Re Union
8. Trouble In The World
9. Castle Built On Sand
11. Strange Mouth
12. My Way Out Of Here
13. Baby's Got A Gun (Bonus Track)
14. The Big Sleep (Bonus Track)
15. Your Chosen Life (Bonus Track)
You can one of three sets of the three albums that we’ve got to give away.
To be in with a chance e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Planet’.
Closing date: 4pm on Friday 13 February.
But it’ll be lucky for some!