One Album Wonders: The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun!!!

Real life siblings Priscilla, Albeth, and Sherrell began cutting records as The Paris Sisters in 1954. In the fifteen years that followed, they only released on full-length studio LP and in their final year as a recording unit. The San Francisco trio did appear on more than 25 singles, however, and are best remembered for … Continue reading One Album Wonders: The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun!!!

One Album Wonders: The La’s

In 2000, Pearl Jam treated their audience to a cover of The La’s’ “Timeless Melody.” Eddie Vedder, addressing the Mancunian audience characteristically mumbled, “Hey! There’s a good, uh — fuckin’ good? -- a great band who made one great record and they’re called The La’s and I think they’re from your town… I believe. A … Continue reading One Album Wonders: The La’s

One Album Wonders: The Music Machine’s (Turn On) The Music Machine

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog THE MUSIC MACHINE -- (TURN ON) THE MUSIC MACHINE (1966) Los Angeles's  The Music Machine are one of those bands which was not only a one album wonder but aone hit wonder as well (there are a few of them). The Music Machine’s big hit was “Talk Talk,” … Continue reading One Album Wonders: The Music Machine’s (Turn On) The Music Machine

One Album Wonders: Sonic Boom’s Spectrum

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog For this edition of One Album Wonders we take a listen to Sonic Boom, who released one album, Spectrum, in 1989. Sonic Boom is Peter Kember, an English musician born in Rugby in 1965. In 1982, whilst at Rugby Art College, he co-founded The Spacemen (later Spacemen 3) with Jason Pierce. After releasing … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Sonic Boom’s Spectrum

One Album Wonders: Baader Meinhoff’s Baader Meinhoff

Luke Haines has released music under several names and as a part of several bands including The Auteurs, The Black Arts, Black Box Recorder, The Deverell Twins, The North Sea Scrolls, The Servants, and the One Album Wonder that is the subject of this piece, Baader Meinhof. Baader Meinhof were named after the West German … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Baader Meinhoff’s Baader Meinhoff

One album wonders: The Glove’s Blue Sunshine

THE GLOVE - BLUE SUNSHINE (recorded 1982, released 1983) For about 40 years The Cure have been the main creative outlet for Robert Smith but he's engaged in the occasional side project here and there (and there). Whilst not as obscure as Cogasm or Cult Hero, The Glove and their sole album, Blue Sunshine, is a one … Continue reading One album wonders: The Glove’s Blue Sunshine

One album wonders: Blue Phantom’s Distortions

BLUE PHANTOM'S DISTORTIONS (1971) During the Album Era (mid 1960s-mid 2000s), the LP was the dominant form of recorded music expression and consumption. Some bands recorded just one album during their time and, whether popular or not, they are the so-called one album wonders. ***** Blue Phantom were an instrumental group (or project) who released one album, Distortions, in 1972. … Continue reading One album wonders: Blue Phantom’s Distortions

One album wonders: The United States of America’s The United States of America

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (recorded 1967, released 1968) During the Album Era (the mid-1960s through the mid-2000s), the LP was the dominant form of recorded music expression and consumption. Some bands recorded just one album during their time and, whether popular or not, they are the so-called one album wonders. The … Continue reading One album wonders: The United States of America’s The United States of America

One album wonders: The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) In the early 1980s, when I was in elementary school, I remember asking my father what mental illness was. This was the era of deinstitutionalization, when most of the nation's mental institutions were emptied onto the streets which were at the same … Continue reading One album wonders: The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

One album wonders: World of Twist’s Quality Street

WORLD OF TWIST - QUALITY STREET (1991) World of Twist are one of the greatest one album wonders, on par with The La’s and The Sex Pistols — if unfortunately much more obscure than either. Although they’ve been broken up for more than twenty years, their cult still remains small although it seems inevitable that … Continue reading One album wonders: World of Twist’s Quality Street