The golden anniversary of “Tommy” pt 2 with Pete Townshend In the Studio.
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Pete Townshend joins Redbeard In the Studio on “Tommy” ‘s 50th anniversary, part 1 of 2.
The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are out this Summer in North America accompanied by an orchestra to celebrate Tommy‘s 50th anniversary. A much-bootlegged “final” show at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in December 1982 has been circulating for years, but this performance of the Tommy medley that night from the Redbeard archives is official […]
(cont)… As The Who’s recognized Quadrophenia auteur , Townshend has assessed their almost half-century of musical creation and found it to be good . Pete is a delightful , witty , thoughtful , and refreshingly honest conversationalist who can easily and effectively examine The Who’s epic 1973 opus through a slightly-detached , objective eye which only the passage of time , and maturity , can provide . -Redbeard
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 […]
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)
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 […]
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.