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The Who Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 20 Sep 2014, 21:15

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Post by MrMagpie » 21 Sep 2014, 13:03

Indeed!

I just posted a review of Doug Sandom's book yesterday: http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2014/09/ ... e-who.html

A good read. Not essential unless you're a hardcore but still pretty neat.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 22 Sep 2014, 03:51

MrMagpie wrote:Indeed!

I just posted a review of Doug Sandom's book yesterday: http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2014/09/ ... e-who.html

A good read. Not essential unless you're a hardcore but still pretty neat.
Well, we're both "hardcore" Who fans....So..... Definitely an essential read...Great to get an unbiased perspective of the early dynamics of the band. Yeah, it seemed Roger was more into the pop music (especially how heavily influenced by Buddy Holly he was) and Pete wanted to push the envelope more....
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Post by MrMagpie » 22 Sep 2014, 11:02

Yep! It's funny too because according to Doug, Pete was a lazy pothead art student while John and Roger were more energetic and also had day jobs, which was another source of conflict between him and Pete. Weird that Pete wrote the intro to this book and was so effusive in his praise then!
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Sep 2014, 07:39

MrMagpie wrote:Yep! It's funny too because according to Doug, Pete was a lazy pothead art student while John and Roger were more energetic and also had day jobs, which was another source of conflict between him and Pete. Weird that Pete wrote the intro to this book and was so effusive in his praise then!
Pete is certainly an enigma onto himself! Will never figure him out whatsoever.... Especially to separate his biting sarcasm to whenever he's being serious... But I still have the deepest appreciation towards him regardless!

Pete being "lazy"? Wow....cannot fathom that..... Did Doug mention if Pete, Roger, and John got into heavy fisticuffs even back when they initially started?
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Post by MrMagpie » 23 Sep 2014, 10:57

Pete and Roger did, yep! Basically Pete would smoke pot and lay in bed all day is how Doug described it.

Speaking of Pete, I was thinking of how one of my songwriting Gods totally lost the plot after the early 1980s. I can't think of a single memorable and/or good song he's written since 1983 or so. Crazy! :shock:
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 26 Sep 2014, 06:52

You know what? Color me impressed! I believe it's better than most of anything off either "Face Dances" and "It's Hard" (I know that's honestly not saying much), but I surprisingly has a much harder edge sound to it.....I would consider a "HIT".....True, it obviously doesn't compare to anything they did when Keith and John were still both alive and kicking, but what does?
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Re: The Who Thread

Post by MrMagpie » 26 Sep 2014, 11:05

Not bad! It continued in a style of Pete's songwriting that I'm not crazy with and that he's irreversible gone down since the early 80s, but it's miles better than anything on Endless Wire. Roger sounds good, too.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 26 Sep 2014, 14:46

MrMagpie wrote:Not bad! It continued in a style of Pete's songwriting that I'm not crazy with and that he's irreversible gone down since the early 80s, but it's miles better than anything on Endless Wire. Roger sounds good, too.
I was so hyped when word leaked about "Endless Wire" being released, but was immediately disappointed upon first listen! Yeah, it seems Pete lost his muse really, but I still loved "Face the Face" and "Psychoderelict".....

Roger's voice/vocals is still at a high level!
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Post by tom_cas1 » 26 Sep 2014, 15:31

I'm not really a fan of the current day Who due to the lack of two key members but I like this track a lot.
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Post by MrMagpie » 26 Sep 2014, 23:00

Yeah, it's a grower. I still consider it either a solo Pete track with Roger singing, or Pete and Rog, but NOT the Who...as I've said before, The Who died on September 8, 1978.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 03 Oct 2014, 07:10

MrMagpie wrote:Yeah, it's a grower. I still consider it either a solo Pete track with Roger singing, or Pete and Rog, but NOT the Who...as I've said before, The Who died on September 8, 1978.

I definitely concur w/you on that one (regarding 9/8/78)..... But also, I still am impressed with that new song! It does remind me of the earlier 70s Who, but to obviously a lesser degree!
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Post by MrMagpie » 03 Oct 2014, 21:50

It still trends more toward Endless Wire than anything from the real Who, at least for me, but it's the best I've heard from Pete in a while.
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Re: The Who Thread

Post by MrMagpie » 03 Oct 2014, 21:56

By the way I got a new Who book in to review, "Pretend You're in a War: The Who and the Sixties," the author himself sent it to me. It looks fantastic, I'll share the link with you once I'm finished. :D

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