The Only Ones

Baby's Got A Gun - 2024 Reissue

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In 1980, The Only Ones released their third and final studio album Baby’s Got A Gun. While they produced the previous two albums, for Baby’s Got A Gun they joined forces with the acclaimed producer Colin Thurston, who is best known for his work with Duran Duran, Talk Talk, and The Human League among others. The album features guest performances by lead vocalist of Penetration, Pauline Murray, on the tracks “Fools” and “Me And My Shadow”. “Fools” is the only time that the band had released a cover version, which is originally a song by American country musician Johnny Duncan. Two years after the album release, The Only Ones officially disbanded.


Andy says: The Only One's third and final album may well be their best. What a shame this most influential of bands never managed to make it. Incredible songs like Why Don't You Kill Yourself (droll and funny put down to top them all!), Trouble In The World (an incredible encapsulation of the perils of heroin addiction), and the adorable Oh Lucinda fell by the way side in the real world of pop, but were hugely loved by the band's devoted fan base, and still loved and cherished to this day. What a brilliant band.


1. The Happy Pilgrim
2. Why Don’t You Kill Yourself?
3. Me And My Shadow
4. Deadly Nightshade
5. Strange Mouth
6. The Big Sleep

1. Oh Lucinda (Love Becomes A Habit)
2. Re-union
3. Trouble In The World
4. Castle Built On Sand
5. Fools
6. My Way Out Of Here

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