Sunday, September 05, 2010



One of the most exciting bands to come out of the UK in the mid sixties, bar none. Their influence was far reaching in terms of musicianship and presentation, especially when you look at the stage acts of their contemporaries. Equipment suffered, audiences were shocked (initially) and the group went deep into debt as many of their early shows culminated in a wave of instrument destruction. They would not be consigned to the garbage heap of gimmicky, one trick ponies in the fickle world of rock, though.

Peter Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey produced a string of the most powerful, imaginative discs of the 20th century. I am going to tackle all output recorded by the original line-up, from their 1965 debut through to their last release prior to the death of Keith Moon in 1978.

Stay Tuned!


Perplexio said...

I'm really looking forward to this! This past Saturday I was in the Blackhawks Store on Michigan Ave. in Chicago and what was playing? The Who's Next! It wasn't just one or two songs, they were playing the album straight through!

George said...

I'm amazed at how well THE WHO songs have held up over the decades. They sound as fresh as the day I heard them when I was a teenager!