The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982 and this performance of “Love Reign O’er Me“, the finale from […]
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Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this interview for the first in a two-part look at Quadrophenia , the last word on Townshend’s October 1973 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release …(more)
The conclusion of my in-depth conversation with Pete Townshend, the composer of the controversial, challenging, cinematic, at times breathtaking 1973 epic Quadrophenia by The Who on its 45th anniversary. –Redbeard
In the legendary rock saga by The Who Quadrophenia , the “5:15” is the train so designated which the protagonist, Jimmy, rides while stoned “Out of my brain on the train…”. In this live concert performance in 1982, the Who thunders through the song like a locomotive, with Kenney Jones on drums and the late […]
It was a challenge to many US fans in 1973 precisely because it was so incredibly authentic to the English post-War experience in the same way West Side Story was the New York City version of the same period. Composer Pete Townshend of The Who joins me here In the Studio for the first part […]
Forty-fith anniversary of Deep Purple’s “Who Do We Think We Are?”, their January 1973 followup tp “Machine Head”.
“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