The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive

The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK LP 1981 (Polydor - POLS 1028)
UK CD 2000 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 141)

1 Fanfare For 1984 0:35
2 No Dreams 2:59
3 Dr. Beter 2:43
4 A Little Bit Frightening 3:25
5 Take Them And Break Them 3:13
6 It's All The Same 3:04
7 The Times They Are A-Changin' 2:59
8 Ready To Snap 4:18
9 Can't Take You Anymore 3:10
10 Sold Your Soul For Fame 4:27
11 Circles Of Time 2:24
12 There'll Be No Tomorrow 4:55
CD Bonus Track
13 Beyond The Law 2:09

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Stiv Bators - lead vocals
Dave Parsons - guitar, vocals
David Treganna - bass, vocals
Rick Rock - drums

Special thanks to:
Mike Simmonds - keyboards
Dave Pullen - flugelhorn

Produced and Engineered by Mick Glossop for Dukeslodge Enterprises Limited
Assistant Engineer: Craig Milner
Recorded and mixed at Trident Studios, London, England

Additional Credits

CD Bonus Track:
13: B-Side of Ready To Snap 7", released April 1981

Reviews & Opinions

IRA ROBBINS, TROUSER PRESS: This brief liaison between members of Sham 69 and ex-Dead Boy Stiv Bators set the stage for the subsequent Lords of the New Church, and resulted in one album. Although begun as a Sham 69 record (with Bators replacing singer Jimmy Pursey), contracts prevented its release as such; under the Wanderers name, it attracted almost no attention. It deserved a better fate. Presenting legible rock with a strong political bent, Only Lovers Left Alive brings together loads of influences that had never been present in either faction's background, and synthesizes a varied, well-produced angry assault that's more radical in stance than music. In any case, the album is noteworthy for including a courageous rockified version of "The Times They Are A-Changin'.

Additional Notes

Title on vinyl label is "The Only Lovers Left Alive".

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The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive - UK LP 1981 (Polydor - POLS 1028)The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive - UK LP 1981 (Polydor - POLS 1028)

UK LP 1981 (Polydor - POLS 1028). Click here for more

The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive - UK CD 2000 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 141)The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive - UK CD 2000 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 141)

UK CD 2000 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 141). Click here for more

 

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