The Only Ones, City of Fun

Another great Only Ones tune.

Covered by Come, perhaps unnecessarily but effectively, in a Peel Sessions show in 1993.

What’s striking about the difference between these two versions is first, Peter Perrett’s voice, which is distinctive, assertive, brash.

But also, while Come rock it hard, the original is full of production tricks. Shifts of focus, subtle volume emphases, this is record making, while Come are playing live. The only known cover of this excellently energetic and melancholy tune.

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