Wednesday, November 17, 2010

England's Glory - Legendary Lost Album (1973)

England’s Glory were the precursor to Peter Perrett’s The Only Ones. Although not widely recognized at the time, the unreleased Legendary Lost Album was recorded in 1973 and had a 1994 CD reissue long after The Only Ones achieved quasi-fame with their hit “Another Girl, Another Planet.” The two bands are not surprisingly quite alike, aside from the production, as the former was a tad bit looser and more lo-fi sounding. The inherent theme of girls and dope are still prominent in Perrett’s early material. If you’re a fan of the Velvet Underground, chances are you’ll dig England’s Glory. The guitar playing is almost identical and Perrett’s voice sounds uncannily similar to Lou Reed’s. NME’s Nick Kent was almost fooled into believing that England’s Glory’s demos were actually bootlegs of Velvet Underground B-sides and outtakes. If you didn’t know better, you might be duped as well.


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