5/5/16

Peter Perrett & The One - Live at the Mean Fiddler (1994)



As requested today, a 3rd re-up (on M this time) of this nice live LP from one of ths greatest singer composer on earth. It would be so good he gives us something new. Catch this one here. The details on the initial post below.

Before the release of the Woke Up Sticky EP and LP in 1996, Peter Perrett and his One had done several concerts since 1994 and this is one of them. Very strange for an Only Ones fan as I am to listen to such a different way to back Peter Perrett. Actually, it's not totally different but it's clear that the band does not have this rocking decontraction and efficiency, either in the rockiest or the most dramatic sides, that was (and still is) the mark of the famous secular trio. In particular John Perry is really difficult to replace (but the drumming of Mike Kellie is too). Here the band is however quite good (maybe they play too much notes for me) and in no way it's one of these pathetic concerts that too often rock 'n' roll junkies have done for their comebacks. Peter Perrett has not lost his voice and his ability to make us shivers even if here it seems he's less "in it" than with the Only Ones, surely a little bit of stress and less confidence in his backing band. Some sound options (notably on keyboards) and playing options (on bass) are doubtful and don't fit with Perrett's universe but not often enough to be a problem. Interestingly, some songs here have never been released in studio versions ("Hearts on fire", "You gave birth", "Skin like armour", "Daughter"). This concert has been released twice (in 1999 by Dwarch/Vengeance and in 2000 by Burning Airlines), both under ugly cover sleeves. So I decided to do one more relevant (at least to my view) with the climax of the Peter Perrett's song.



9 comments:

Nick Allison said...

Hi, have you checked out the Live Only Ones bootlegs, and The One's BBC radio sessions/interviews over at Noise Addiction?
http://noiseaddiction.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this posting and the other Peter Perrett postings you have made. I thought I would be disappointed - another washed up old star - but not at all ! True, the band does bash it out a bit much in places (most noticeably, I think, on the most underwritten songs), definitely 'too many notes', but not enough to spoil the whole thing. I prefer this version of 'The Beast' to the original Only Ones' studio version - being more ragged and noisy improves it, I think. The overplayed guitar on 'Shame Of Being You' is just too perfect - he wants to gatecrash the whole song, but pulls back from doing so at the very edge in a way that renders the whole piece epic ! Again, thank you so much for this - and for the previous postings that led me here, your Family and Mott the Hoople 45s, which you put a lot of effort into, and showed these artists' oeuvres in a new way.

dkelvin said...

Thx a lot for your kind comment. It's for visitors like you I find almost every evening the courage to post something else here.
dk

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for your blog, delighted to find these but sadly this and all other peter perrett mediafire links are no longer working - can you re-up on rapidshare please?

dkelvin said...

The One stuff has been reup on rs. Thx to notice.
dk

Vonnoosh said...

Could you re-up this one? I never got to hear a live Peter Perrett album. Wasn't easy finding The Only Ones recordings but I never knew there was live material out there.

Nate Shaw said...

Please reup

Nate Shaw said...

Thanks great stuff!

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