The Only Ones

Oldies But Goldies: from 2014, We Take A Special View With The Only Ones

By Iman Lababedi | March 11, 2016

We may have no integral value but we are the same as everybody else and that must be enough.

The Only One's "Special View" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2014

Rock is about an unleashing of the Id not a wallowing in the superego. In “Special View” Peter does the impossible, he writes a song from the Superego. And what we gain from this is the most important thing we can, we realize we are not alone.

The A+ List – 1978

By Steve Crawford | June 28, 2014

Van Halen erupted on the scene in ’78 with Eddie’s unmatched guitar pyrotechnics and David Lee Roth’s tongue-in-cheek (and elsewhere) macho posturing. Pretty much a coin flip on whether to select this one or “Dance the Night Away,” but the campy “I been to the edge” monologue makes the difference for me.

The Only One's "Even Serpent Shine" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2014

Easy to miss, because maybe Perrett was missing it himself (though on a song not on this album he would note “drugs are one thing we have in common”) , love drugs and death make a triumvirate and Peter moves from one to the other .