One of the greatest rock albums of all time? Well that has been said about The Who’s “Who’s Next” which came out July 15th 1971.
Mrs. FMF is quite a big fan, she saw them several times in her (undocumented) mis-spent youth. Me? I’m not a big fan because I thought Keith Moon was a <rude word> and more, Pete Townsend was a <rude word>, no make that a total and complete <rude word> <rude word> <rude word>
However, despite that they have produced a number of songs which I like whilst producing a lot of so-so stuff. The early mod stuff is quite jolly and we have Who’s Next. I had a detailed listen last night (Mrs. FMF has it on vinyl and CD) but I listened online and the two famous tracks from this album Baba O’Riley and Won’t Get Fooled Again just don’t sound 50 years old to me. Or maybe I have been listening to them for so long they are fundamentally part of me.
Anyway for your pleasure…
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Worth checking out is the video where Pete Townsend describes how he got the sound used in Baba O’Riley with an early ARP synthesiser.
(I don’t why there’s no graphic for those links today.)