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Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 13 Jan 2015, 07:41
by Mallard No. 22
'The Who Sell Out' always strikes me as sounding more recent than 1971.

It has perhaps a 'late 70s' sound to it.

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 14 Jan 2015, 12:40
by KingLouieLouie76
And when you discuss the Who and psychedelic.... On "Who Sells Out"....really "Armenia In The Sky" and perhaps "Rael" truly captures that spirit to its fullest... Then to have one of the first ever Heavy Metal songs "I Can See For Miles" to be on that same album is just quite amazing....

Yes, the Who did invent Punk..... People are still shocked that "the Ox" was recorded in 1965! That just stuns every one I know!

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 20 Jan 2015, 15:11
by MrMagpie
I've always thought the Who and Kinks invented punk and garage rock in '64-'65...a fact seconded by the numerous punk bands of the late 70s who revered both bands and covered them endlessly.

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 21 Jan 2015, 07:47
by KingLouieLouie76
MrMagpie wrote:I've always thought the Who and Kinks invented punk and garage rock in '64-'65...a fact seconded by the numerous punk bands of the late 70s who revered both bands and covered them endlessly.

Oh...I definitely agree...then also Jeff Beck's brief span in the Yardbirds also helped shaping what eventually became punk...that "raga style".....

But....for production value....the Ox to be recorded in '65.... Lord...leap-years ahead of their contemporaries in terms of maximizing every ounce of each instruments to sonic heights! Just four instruments! It's so hard to fathom.....Nicky Hopkins was at his best...Pete's feedback....John's thunderous bass, and Keith's pulsating drums....It was blitzkrieg! I can just go on and on..Just too bad it was never captured fully live, but it might have been complex to replicate the sheer madness they did in the studio! Again.. in 1965.....WOW!

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 22 May 2015, 22:01
by KingLouieLouie76
Please show Roger more respect, folks!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... oncertgoer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 09 Jun 2015, 21:32
by MrMagpie
A new post about my first ever rock concert...The Who at Great Woods in 1997! Not a bad way to break into concertgoing... 8-)

http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com.br/2015/ ... woods.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 10 Jun 2015, 06:36
by Mallard No. 22
You have to get to concerts any way you can when in your youth :D

Buying gig tickets by phone or post resonates with me. But the most common way was to go to the box office at the venue itself.

P.S. Mr Magpie, your memory of Gary Glitter may be correct. He was an entertainer, the role of 'The Godfather' would have suited him. This was just prior to the first of his convictions in the UK. His star has obviously disintegrated since, and perhaps his small role in the history of The Who is being airbrushed out.

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 10 Jun 2015, 12:38
by MrMagpie
Glitter and Idol played those roles in 1996 for the Who's UK shows and their run at MSG in NYC, but I could've sworn they were on the '97 tour that I saw, too. I especially remember hearing about Glitter's pedophilia convictions in the late 1990s (~1999 or so) and thinking holy crap, he was at the Who show I saw! Maybe I'm misremembering things but if I am, I've been wrong all these years :lol: :)

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 09:40
by Mallard No. 22
I think it will have been him in The Who show that you attended. He was arrested in late-1997.

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 15 Jun 2015, 14:31
by MrMagpie
Ah ok, that makes sense! The more I've read about him...what a creep and a monster!

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 15 Jun 2015, 15:31
by MrMagpie
New review: Roger Daltrey: The Biography

http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2015/06/ ... y.html?m=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Fun book. Not great but worth reading for any Who fan. Some nice insight into Roger's life, just not enough of it.

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 17 Jul 2015, 19:23
by MrMagpie
Pete Townshend: Who I Am

http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2015/07/ ... -i-am.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

FINALLY got around to re-reading this (first time since 2012) for the review. I know the book divides people...some love it, some hate it. Maybe it's just because I'm a huge Pete fan but I love the book...hoping someday to get the unedited manuscript (which is almost double in length!).

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 06:43
by Mallard No. 22
A deep & complex man. His upbringing was colourful, in a way that the 1950s was not supposed to be :o

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 16:28
by MrMagpie
No kidding! Being dragged on tour with your parents, watching them get drunk and argue, watching them not hide their side-pieces, hearing them shag each other (or their side-pieces), knowing your dad knows about your mum's boyfriend and that he doesn't care, being sent to live with a dementia-suffering grandmother who shags truck drives for money and lets them diddle you, and then going back home when your parents reconcile and they decided to have two more kids, in quick succession, when you're a teenager. VERY weird upbringing. Stunted him emotionally and sexually in so many ways, and it's not hard to see why!

Re: The Who Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 05:38
by KingLouieLouie76
Both of those biographies sheds light on how much Pete has needed Roger and how much Roger has needed Pete! It's just they both kept each other in line for all these years and then you add Moon and the Ox to the earlier mix....Lord... nothing more dynamic than that!