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30 August 2011
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McLennonSon
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Now another band to be obsessed with.

I just listened to Tommy the other day and completely DIGGGED The Who.

 

Anybody esle?

 

BB CAN YOU HEAR ME???!!!???

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30 August 2011
3.36pm
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The Walrus
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I really like some of their songs- Baba O'Reilly and Won't Get Fooled Again must be in the running for the greatest album opener and closer combo ever, and then there's My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Pictures of Lily...

I think I'd like them a lot more, but Townshend's wasn't a very good singer early on, yet he somehow got to sing backing vocals on most of their songs. The Kids Are Alright was one of the worst affected.

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30 August 2011
5.23pm
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GniknuS
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The Who are, to me, the closest any band has come to matching up with the Beatles, particularly from an albums perspective. Tommy is utterly fantastic. I love their sillier earlier stuff particularly on A Quick One and I can't help but feeling like a 17 year old when I hear anything from Quadrophenia. It could have something to do with my listening to that album for literally six months straight when I was 17, and perhaps that's why I don't listen to the Who that much anymore.
Regardless, they are a fantastic band with arguably the greatest rhythm section of all time. I love their use of space on those concept albums, it's like they give you the idea then they give you five or so minutes of instrumentals to sort of ponder what's going on and how it applies to you. It seems to me like those albums would be healthy for the brain.

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30 August 2011
6.20pm
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PennyLane
Sitting singing songs for everyone by the mountain stream
Candlestick Park
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No one talks about The Who enough. Seriously one of the greatest bands to touch this earth. I watched the concert film "Listening To You: Live At Isle of Wight" and like it's a completely mind blowing thing to watch them perform. It's sad to say that I don't own enough of their music. 

In Who news: Pete Townshend is releasing his autobiography either this year or next year. The director's cut of the movie Quadrophenia is also being released soon. Roger Daltrey is going on tour an performing Tommy in its entirety (Sadly, I can not attend). Biggest news in my opinion is there are rumors that The Who might reconvene next year and tour.

If The Who do tour, I'm going. I don't care if they sound sound as incredible as they did in 1970. It's the fucking Who! (sorry for language but it's the truth).

And if the Stones tour too... a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
30 August 2011
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If the Who toured wouldnt it be the same now as with Queen (only Brian and Roger) or The Beatles if they toured (Paul and Ringo), ie there wouldnt be that many of the originals on stage? I know that Zac Starkey is/was on drums.

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30 August 2011
9.39pm
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McLennonSon said:

BB CAN YOU HEAR ME???!!!???

Oh, don't worry, we can hear you loud and clear. As for the topic at hand, anyone who wants to see them live, don't forget the Super Bowl performance.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 August 2011
11.21pm
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CranberrySauce
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I haven't heard too much Who music, but the songs I have heard I liked. Especially "My Generation"- that song always makes me go kind of crazy. I've been thinking about getting an album of theirs- which one should I start with?

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31 August 2011
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vonbontee
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The Who Sell Out (expanded edition) is so SO classic!

Tommy, Who's Next, Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy (a "greatest hits" record, sorta) are varying degrees of excellent as well.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

2 October 2011
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Just found something amazing:

One of the Boys (Roger Daltrey album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Track listing                                                                                                                                            7."Giddy" (Paul McCartney) - 4:47
YAY!!! Paul McCartney for Daltrey!!!!
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