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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for former frontman of The Only Ones was produced by Chris Kimsey.
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How the West Was Won
If I ever get really depressed I'll download , buy a suicide vest Leave a dirty bomb at a Wall Street address Gatecrash a party and leave it in a... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jun 27, 2017
    100
    Perrett’s mordant wit and laconic vocal delivery are happily intact and his current band (which includes sons Jamie and Peter Jr) sympathetically top and tail these 10 memorably idiosyncratic odes to love and despair. Highlights are heady and plentiful.
  2. Jun 27, 2017
    80
    Perrett is back, in decent shape, and fully engaged with the world. [Aug 2017, p.18]
  3. Mojo
    Jun 27, 2017
    80
    A consummately composed lesson in narrative songcraft, which tugs on the heartstrings as it sails into the sunset with Take Me Home. [Aug 2017, p.86]
  4. Jun 29, 2017
    80
    How the West Was Won is a very welcome return.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jul 6, 2017
    80
    This is guitar music at its most acerbic and romantic. [Aug 2017, p.110]
  6. Jun 28, 2017
    72
    With How The West Was Won, Perrett proves that he’s got plenty of rock and roll left to make, a lot of courage left to make it.
  7. 60
    Former Only Ones frontman Peter Perrett sounds as languidly wasted as ever on How The West Was Won, though thankfully it’s the kind of wasted that demands the devotion of his sons, both involved in this solo debut, and sparks insights and locutions that enable him to make sense of his life.

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