The Big Sleep is a live album by British new wave band The Only Ones.
It was recorded at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on November 3, 1979.
The Only Ones are most famous for their classic single Another Girl, Another Planet but their other songs deserve investigation by anyone interested in the punk and new wave of the late 1970s.
This pulls songs from their three studio albums – The Only Ones, Even Serpents Shine and Baby’s Got a Gun.
Songs On The Only Ones The Big Sleep
As My Wife Says – 3:27 (late bonus on The Only Ones)
In Betweens – 4:42 (Even Serpents Shine)
Programme – 2:16 (Even Serpents Shine)
(Oh Lucinda) Love Becomes A Habit – 3:31
The Big Sleep – 5:27 (Baby’s Got a Gun)
Language Problem – 3:02 (The Only Ones)
Miles From Nowhere – 4:09 (Even Serpents Shine)
The Beast – 6:09 (The Only Ones)
Another Girl Another Planet – 3:11 (The Only Ones)
Peter & The Pets – 3:16 (late bonus on The Only Ones)
City Of Fun – 3:42 (The Only Ones)
Trouble In The World – 3:20 (Baby’s Got a Gun)
Me And My Shadow – 4:39 (Baby’s Got a Gun)
The Immortal Story – :04 (The Only Ones)
Another Girl Another Planet is such an outstanding song that I find I want to like The Only Ones more than I actually do but I suspect that these songs grow on you as you get to know them.
Band leader and guitarist Peter Perrett has a more delicate, vulnerable way of singing than many of his punk peers that demanded attention.
Buying The Big Sleep
It is available from Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – iTunes – eBay
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What Do You Think?
Is this a great live album?
Is this the best live album by The Only Ones? Darkness And Light: The Complete BBC Recordings has live in the studio performances on one CD and songs recorded in concert by the Beeb on the other.
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