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The Only Ones: Even Serpents Shine (CBS)

Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 1979

SINGLES can often be deceptive signposts for forthcoming albums. When ‘You've Got To Pay’ slipped out a few weeks back, it didn't augur well for ...

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The Only Ones: I Have Seen The Future Of…etc. pt 52

Profile and Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 27 August 1977

"FLARED TROUSERS...FLARED TROUSERS...", the audience at the Marquee taunt brightly. On stage, the Only Ones are sticking together the kind of set that makes most ...

The Only Ones: Ones-off

Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 3 September 1977

SOMETIMES you feel, hypocritical. Let me explain. The project in hand was an interview with The Only Ones, who over the last couple of ...

The Only Ones: The Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 3 September 1977

IF THE graffiti in the ladles' toilet of the Speakeasy is anything to go by the Only Ones are already the subject of attention. But ...

Eddie and the Hot Rods, The Only Ones, The Stukas: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 7 January 1978

I WOULD have expected Christmas Eye with the Rods at the Roundhouse to turn into something of a real party, wouldn't you? Well, strangely enough, ...

The Only Ones

Profile by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 11 March 1978

IT WAS AN EVENT of no great consequence. In a swoop on EMI's press department back in spring 1974, intent only on plundering as much ...

Television, The Only Ones: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 15 April 1978

Chilling Verlaine ...

The Only Ones: The One and Only

Profile and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 15 April 1978

PUNK. NEW Wave. I groan inwardly at all these new clichés that seem more painfully predominant as the years go by. It seems that most ...

Television, The Only Ones: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 22 April 1978

LAST YEAR, Television arrived in Britain under a shower of gilded prose and hyperbole claiming that they were the hottest thing since the invention of ...

The Only Ones: The Only Ones (CBS 82830)*****

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 13 May 1978

All for Ones and Ones for all ...

The Only Ones: The Only Ones (CBS)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 13 May 1978

Not Only but... ...

The Only Ones: The Bristol Community Free Festival, Ashton Court, Bristol

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 12 August 1978


The Only Ones: Peter Perrett Picked A Peck Of Pickled Peppers

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 19 August 1978

LAST MONTH, Peter Perrett won himself a Concorde ticket to Brazil. The loot for the trip came not from playing rhythm guitar but poker. ...

Don't Step On My Gray Canvas Shoes: New Albums from Talking Heads, Ramones, Devo et al

Review by Howard Wuelfing, Unicorn Times, November 1978

IN EXAMINING Talking Heads' latest release, More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire, SRK 6058), we encounter a disturbing new twist upon several crucial new ...

The Only Ones: Another Year Another Planet

Report and Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 30 December 1978

1979 is the year of the Only Ones sez GIOVANNI DADOMO ...

The Only Ones: Something Slithery This Way Comes

Report and Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 17 March 1979

THE DRESSING room at Hurrah's is buzzing with electricity – reason being that inside this converted New York discotheque it's damn near as cold as ...

The Only Ones: Newcastle Polytechnic

Live Review by Ian Ravendale, Sounds, 7 April 1979

Of serpents and session men ...

The Only Ones: Only the Lonely

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1979

ONCE UPON a time, there were four individuals who felt out of synch with the Great Rock'n'Roll Circus. Amid varying degrees of alienation from it, ...

Joy Division, Pil et al: Futurama '79 Festival — Set The Controls For The Squalor Of Leeds

Live Review by Andy Gill, Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 15 September 1979

The World's First Science Fiction Music FestivalWords: Ian Penman and Andy Gill. Pix: Kevin Cummins ...

The Only Ones

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1979

DETROIT – The Only Ones lived up to their name during their recent Detroit debut at Bookie's Club 870, which was a shame: they were ...

The Only Ones: Old Waldorf, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 2 August 1980

THE ONLY Ones are in grave danger of remaining a cult in England and obscure in America. This is their second appearance at the Waldorf ...

The Only Ones/Original Mirrors: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, Spring 1981

"YOU LITTLE London boys..." The last of this city’s great rock’n’roll junkies is parting company with his other ones. One can’t put your arms around ...

The Only Ones

Retrospective and Interview by Martin Aston, OOR, Fall 1986

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN a good sign of an artist when he or she can interpret the present, and in doing so, predict the future. Equally ...

The One Featuring Peter Perrett: London, Camden Underworld

Live Review by Ian Fortnam, New Musical Express, May 1994

ELEGANTLY WASTED, stylishly dissipated.... it is far too easy to wrap the debilitating effects of heroin addiction in the prosaic flippancy of 1970s rock journalese. ...

Only Ones: The Peel Sessions Album

Review by Nina Antonia, MOJO, September 1994

IF THERE WAS ONLY ONE SONG IN THE universe and it was 'Another Girl, Another Planet', I would still have all I ever wanted. ...

The Only Ones: Another Boy, Another Planet

Retrospective and Interview by Nina Antonia, Uncut, October 2005

If you thought Pete Doherty and the Libertines were the ultimate in glorious, shambling rock 'n' roll then try THE ONLY ONES, the brilliant late-'70s ...

The Only Ones: Night Of The Living Dead

Report and Interview by David Sinclair, The Word, June 2007

COME TOGETHER: After 26 years apart, the Only Ones have climbed aboard the reunion bandwagon. They have more reasons than most, as they tell DAVID ...

The Only Ones: Academy 2, Sheffield

Live Review by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 1 February 2009

IN THEIR ON AND (mainly) off 33-year existence, the Only Ones have never paid much heed to career management, and the Sheffield leg of their ...

The Only Ones: Academy 2, Sheffield

Live Review by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 1 February 2009

IN THEIR on and (mainly) off 33-year existence, the Only Ones have never paid much heed to career management, and the Sheffield leg of their ...

see also Peter Perrett


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