Only Life

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Only Life
Studio album by The Feelies
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1988
ProducerSteve Rinkoff, Bill Million, Glenn Mercer
The Feelies chronology
The Good Earth
Only Life
Time for a Witness
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB+ [2]

Only Life is the third album released by the Feelies. It was released in 1988 with the same line-up that appeared on the band's previous album, The Good Earth. It features a cover of "What Goes On", originally performed by The Velvet Underground. The album was reissued on CD in 2008 by Water Records via Universal Music Special Products. A portion of the song "It's Only Life" would be covered by Mike Doughty as part of a mash-up with Mary J. Blige's song "Real Love" on Doughty's album Skittish.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Bill Million and Glenn Mercer except as indicated.

  1. "It's Only Life"
  2. "Too Much"
  3. "Deep Fascination"
  4. "Higher Ground"
  5. "The Undertow"
  6. "For Awhile"
  7. "The Final Word"
  8. "Too Far Gone"
  9. "Away"
  10. "What Goes On" (Lou Reed)


  • Glenn Mercer – guitars, vocals
  • Bill Million – guitars, vocals
  • Dave Weckerman – percussion
  • Brenda Sauter – bass
  • Stan Demeski – drums


  1. ^ Ned Raggett. "Only Life - The Feelies | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  2. ^ "CG: feelies". Robert Christgau. 1991-03-26. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  3. ^ [1]