"If, for instance, it was a good-sounding kit and a good drummer, which Kellie was, I'd only use four mics; an AKG D12, D20 or D25 on the bass drum, an AKG 224 on the snare, and Neumann U87s on the floor toms and top kit. I think I'm on another world with you, with you. 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. Genres: Power Pop, New Wave. 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). The New Adventures were a spin-off from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. 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. Another Girl, Another Planet is a film directed by Michael Almereyda with Isabel Gillies, Elina Löwensohn, Maggie Rush, Barry Del Sherman, Mary Ward .... Year: 1992. You could do a lot on it. 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. We were talking about a recording that had been made about six months earlier. 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. Directed by Michael Almereyda. 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. John Burns at the desk in Escape at the time of the 'Planet' session. What's more, that kit also had the backwards reverb at the start. We were so innovative, so different. And that's how rock-solid Mike Kellie is. I'm on another planet with you, with you . 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. That's what saved the track, because if we hadn't added the second kit I don't think it could have been released.". S CBS 6576; Vinyl 7"). "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 continued recording 'Planet' and did several different versions, in between working on other songs," Alan Mair says. 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. Not that this turned out to be straightforward either. There was no spark. 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. 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 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. I said, 'Kellie, that's blown me away. The whole thing was simple; two guitars, bass, drums and vocals. If you're recording, it shouldn't be too damned serious, and the Only Ones were a pleasure to work with. I wanted quality. "Bands with drug connections were bad news, and I'm sure that's how CBS saw it. With Barry Del Sherman, Isabel Gillies, Bob Gosse, Elina Löwensohn. 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. Not only was there the joint mission on Mars but there was also a thriving joint Soviet-NATO Moon settlement (complete with several cities). 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. The point was, I now had a very clear bass drum and a very clear snare drum to do a really good mix. The entire song went beautifully after that, and it crystallised into a much more powerful version than we'd played before.". The Helios was previously owned by Johnnie Burns' old friend, Steve Marriot. ", 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. only to find out it's gone. "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. '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". You see, nothing's a demo to me. "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. Then John added a second guitar, a harmony guitar over the intro, and there's also a Hammond organ part that doesn't always jump out at everyone, played by Peter. Another Girl Another Planet book. Let's go down the pub. and I wasn't producing, I might go, 'Oh, OK then.' 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. "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. The Only Ones playing live at the Speakeasy, London, 1977. I said, 'You can do that?' 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. He said, 'Yeah, no problem', and so I said, 'OK then, let's go for it.'. Hailing from Glasgow, in his teens Alan Mair started a band named the Beatstalkers while still at school, and this became Scotland's biggest pop sensation of the mid-to-late '60s. "The live room was about 35 feet long by 16 feet wide," Johnnie Burns recalls. "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'? 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. 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. ', "Sometimes, I'd use an AKG 451 with an 87 when recording acoustic guitar. "At the start everyone was very optimistic and there was a lot of real heartfelt camaraderie," Mair continues. 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. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. We haven't captured that magic.' "At the end of the day, we probably had three takes to work with, but I remember sitting there, thinking, 'These just don't feel right.' And then, when we did the transfer to 24-track, that gave us eight tracks to make some additions. 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. 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.' Sod off, you must be joking!'". An ordinary-looking guy proves to be an unusually successful womanizer, and his East Village apartment begins to assume aspects of Grand Central Station. They went, 'Oh, fucking hell, Alan', and I said, 'No, look, this is really important.' Working 16-track, I'd have gone with a blend of the two or decided on one or the other. The Only Ones quickly came to appreciate this mindset. 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. Another girl, another planet . It depended on the drummer. 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. It was easy, and so you could muck around with effects and have a bit of a laugh. All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2021. "It was a spectacular song, captured for eternity, but it just couldn't get airplay," Mair remarks. Trust me, it'll be OK.' I said, 'C'mon, Johnnie, let them take the machine,' but he insisted: 'I'll put some tones onto a tape and then the engineers can realign the machine in Basing Street.'". Win! "We felt that what we were doing was quite special, and although people weren't jumping to sign us, after we recorded 'Lovers of Today' at Basing Street and put it out on our own label it was acclaimed as 'Record of the Week' in most of the music press. Two Urei 1176 FET compressors; Roland echo delay; Revox A77, useful for tape effects/delays; various other de-essers/compressors. Another Girl, Another Planet / As My Wife Says, a Single by The Only Ones. What they apparently didn't consider were the non-technological aspects that are also intrinsic to the creative process. When I brought the cassette in and played it, everyone agreed. "For us, it was very much a case of the wrong place at the wrong time," Mair says. I love Neumanns, so one of those would have been a couple of feet away from the cabinet and then there'd be a Shure or an AKG right against the speaker. It just sounded fantastic. Label: CBS - BA 222468 • Format: Vinyl 7 The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet … It is the second track on their first album, The Only Ones, released in 1978. Our hearts just sank. "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!' I said, 'But can you even remember every break that you played?' If he said, 'Can't I have a mic on there?' E. You get under my skin. I can face your threats, stand up straight and tall and shout about it... Space travel's in my blood, and there ain't nothing I can do about it.". 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 Another girl is loving you now Another planet, forever holding you down Another planet. What you've just done is absolutely phenomenal.' I don't do de. I said, 'What, matching the drum breaks, the tempo and all the tiny variations?' It was spot-on. But then, when all the other layers were added, including keyboards, percussion and vocals, you tended not to need it. In this case, however, I came in on the offbeat and I thought, 'Yeah.' 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. In the end, CBS won out, but not before the Only Ones had begun recording tracks in Kent, at the Escape Studio facility of John Burns. Original title: Another Girl, Another Planet… We would just play until we felt comfortable, and then, without telling the other guys in the band that we were about to record, I would nod at John to kind of say, 'We're going to play for serious now. It depended on the band; if it was largely acoustic then I might do th, at to attain a less harsh sound. "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. "Another Girl, Another Planet" İngiliz power pop/punk rock grubu The Only Ones'ın kendi adlarını taşıyan albümlerinden bir şarkıdır. The Only Ones, reunited in 2007. E. I'm on an B other planet with y C♯m ou, A wi E th y B ou. 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.". First off, Peter did the proper vocal, because we knew what he'd done was just a guide and, since he hadn't been spot-on the mic all the time, it needed improving. The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "In terms of the drums, I had different mic techniques," Burns explains. Bang-bang. But I know I can't live without it, oh no . The Only Ones reformed in 2007 after their biggest hit … The Vodafone ad was out there and everyone kept asking him about the Only Ones. The Only Ones, reunited in 2007. "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 mean, there's nothing worse than doing a song and then turning to the engineer and saying, 'Did you get that?' The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet (Video) - YouTube Kellie, that was perfect...' and he just went, 'It's okay, I'll do it again.' Another Girl, Another Planet book. The New Adventures were a spin-off from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Not only was the ambience of the first kit an integral part of the sound, but to get the feel there was obviously no way he could just play the bass drum and the snare. The Only Ones: left to right, Alan Mair, John Perry, Mike Kellie and Peter Perrett. 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 Sometimes 24-track was necessary, but you could get by with 16. "When you listen to 'Another Planet', you're actually hearing two kits. That just shocked me. APD Offer: 69% Off Paddy's Irish Percussion by Xtant Au... 16-track Studer A80 tape machine and remote control. "I had so many 87s, I could have miked everything. Another girl, another planet Another girl 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 I think I'm on another world with you I'm on another planet with you Another girl is loving you now Another planet is loving you now Another planet There ain't nothing I can do about it. 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. I'm a great believer in magic happening occasionally. 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.' "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. So if you could actually take the '80s out of the way, the Only Ones might have survived.". It was like we were going to conquer the world.". "It was an old Kent barn, and we had problems with the soundproofing. 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