Feb 14: The Who recorded “Live At Leeds” in 1970

Rolling Stone [Magazine] hailed it as the best ever live album, and they may still be right… ~Chris Jones (BBC – 2007) The only clips from this fantastic concert:  Fortune Teller (0:00 to 0:05) – Happy Jack (0:06 to 0:13) – I’m a Boy (0:14 to 0:33) – A Quick One While He’s Away (0:34 to 2:09) – Christmas (2:10 …

Feb 07: The Who recorded “Pinball Wizard” in 1969

From the opening minor chords to the upward key change near the end, ‘Pinball’ is a rock tour-de-force, brimful of ideas, powerchords, great lyrics and tight ensemble playing. ~From “The Who – The Complete Guide To Their Music” (Charlesworth & Hanel) Today we celebrate one of The Who’s best songs – Pinball Wizard.

Dec 3: The Who released “My Generation” in 1965

 An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend’s exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on “My Generation” and “Out in the Street”; Keith Moon attacks the drums …

October 3: The Who released The Who By Numbers in 1975

The Who by Numbers pretends to be a series of ten unconnected songs, it’s really only a pose; there’s not a story line here, but there are more important unities — lyrical themes, musical and production style, a sense of time and place. … Townshend has now pulled the fastest one of all, disguising his best concept album as a …

September 4: The Who released It’s Hard in 1982

It’s Hard is the tenth studio album by English rock band The Who. It is the last Who album to feature bassist John Entwistle and drummer Kenney Jones, as well as the last to be released on Warner Bros. Records in the US. It was their last album until 2006’s Endless Wire. It was released in 1982 on Polydor in …

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