Forty-fith anniversary of Deep Purple’s “Who Do We Think We Are?”, their January 1973 followup tp “Machine Head”.
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“In the case of The Who, the thing that comes across for me is that The Who started as a Pop band. Good Pop possibly is the sublime and the ridiculous, the important and the absurd.” – Pete Townshend
Songs on David Bowie’s Station to Station include “Golden Years”,”Stay” (terrific guitars from Alomar and Slick),”TVC 1-5″ ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man…Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),”Wild is the Wind” (as soulful as anything on Young Americans but without the awkward affectation ), and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.
year of Brexit and US presidential politics that resemble a Mexican soap opera, my guest Pete Townshend reveals great insights into the ageless musical triumph on Who’s Next, including the songs “Baba O’Riley”,”Bargain”,”Going Mobile”,”Behind Blue Eyes”,”Getting in Tune”, and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”…
Getting in tune and counting the days until Pete Townshend returns In the Studio on the 15th of this month for the 45th anniversary of the timeless Who’s Next. Here is The Who with Kenney Jones on drums in Toronto December 1982 with a spirited “Baba O’Riley“. –Redbeard
As we prepared here In the Studio for the big anniversary of The Who‘s magnificent masterpiece Who’s Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, “Love Ain’t for Keeping“. –Redbeard
Clearly The Who never got the memo that “rock is dead”, not in 1972 when Pete Townshend first wrote and sang it, not ten years later when they performed this terrific version in Toronto, and according to all accounts including their drummer Zak Starkey‘s dad, not this past Thursday when they sold out the Staples […]
In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors. At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim Morrison were easily one of the most successful American bands, with a string of five Top […]
Happy birthday to The Who‘s Roger Daltrey tomorrow (Tuesday )! Here’s The Who performing Pete Townshend‘s “Behind Blue Eyes” live on 17 December, 1982 in Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens. – Redbeard
The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey embarked on their final tour in 2015 to mark their fiftieth anniversary. These “final tour” seemingly cicadian periodic announcements by Townshend and Daltrey never fail to bring a smile to my face, as by my count this would now be the band’s third “final” concert tour after similar pronouncements in […]