The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

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The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Heston » 19 Sep 2017, 7:26pm

So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by revbob » 19 Sep 2017, 8:01pm

Heston wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 7:26pm
Unless im hearing something different it would be My Generation.

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Post by muppet hi fi » 19 Sep 2017, 9:11pm

Was just talking with my brother about this song yesterday, a nasty, bitter piece of work from a much-unloved album. Kenney Jones plays a straight military tattoo and Townshend's guitaring at the end is downright vicious.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Sep 2017, 6:21am

Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Post by coffeepotman » 20 Sep 2017, 7:57am

There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions. Pete's demo of The Real Me is killer

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Sep 2017, 8:29am

coffeepotman wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:57am
There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions.
All of that matches my attitude to a T. Completely and totally.
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Post by Heston » 20 Sep 2017, 10:07am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 8:29am
coffeepotman wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:57am
There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions.
All of that matches my attitude to a T. Completely and totally.
Agreed. Their recording career after 1973 is basically worthless to me.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by tepista » 20 Sep 2017, 12:25pm

i heard a cool cover of "Heat Wave" a few weeks ago.
We reach the parts other combos cannot reach
We beach the beachheads other armies cannot beach
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Post by revbob » 20 Sep 2017, 4:20pm

Heston wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 10:07am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 8:29am
coffeepotman wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:57am
There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions.
All of that matches my attitude to a T. Completely and totally.
Agreed. Their recording career after 1973 is basically worthless to me.
I want to say that Who by Numbers and Who are You are pretty good but cant explain why, havent listened to either since high school maybe. Neither can compare to the earlier work and the two post Moon studio albums arent much special either.

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Post by JoseUnidos » 20 Sep 2017, 5:16pm

coffeepotman wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:57am
There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions.
This. I'm too lazy to google & see if they've ever put out any demos on any of those deluxe reissues but if they haven't, they should.

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Post by Heston » 20 Sep 2017, 5:23pm

I like some of Pete's demos but his voice is a bit weedy for me compared to Roger. I'll have the fully blown classics, thanks.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Sep 2017, 5:30pm

revbob wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 4:20pm
Heston wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 10:07am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 8:29am
coffeepotman wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:57am
There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions.
All of that matches my attitude to a T. Completely and totally.
Agreed. Their recording career after 1973 is basically worthless to me.
I want to say that Who by Numbers and Who are You are pretty good but cant explain why, havent listened to either since high school maybe. Neither can compare to the earlier work and the two post Moon studio albums arent much special either.
I have a silly love of "Squeeze Box." It's even better given how arty Pete had become and then deliver his own "My Ding-a-ling."
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Post by muppet hi fi » 20 Sep 2017, 5:32pm

Heston wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 5:23pm
I like some of Pete's demos but his voice is a bit weedy for me compared to Roger. I'll have the fully blown classics, thanks.
I've gone back and forth through years about Pete vs. Rog's vocals: I appreciate Daltrey's commanding voice, but often thought he was just a bull macho front man, (sorta like Paul Rogers or whomever), and that Pete had more feeling for his own lyrics. I've heard peoples express the same thing regarding Mick vs. Keef, or even Joe vs. Mick. At least John and Paul were equals in range, power and nuance.

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Post by muppet hi fi » 20 Sep 2017, 5:37pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 5:30pm
revbob wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 4:20pm
Heston wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 10:07am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 8:29am
coffeepotman wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:57am
There are so many good Who songs, unfortunately there are an equal number of awful poor pity me middle aged alcoholic songs. Just my opinion. I happen to love almost all of their pre-Tommy songs and then it's hit or miss for me. I do like Pete's demos better than the actual Who versions.
All of that matches my attitude to a T. Completely and totally.
Agreed. Their recording career after 1973 is basically worthless to me.
I want to say that Who by Numbers and Who are You are pretty good but cant explain why, havent listened to either since high school maybe. Neither can compare to the earlier work and the two post Moon studio albums arent much special either.
I have a silly love of "Squeeze Box." It's even better given how arty Pete had become and then deliver his own "My Ding-a-ling."
Yep, I love Squeeze Box, a real sentimental thing (hey, it was actually on the radio when I was doing my paper route as a wee nipper). I actually prefer Who By Numbers to much of Quadrephenia due to it's more organic sound and lack of synths (which work well on Who's Next but sometimes just became too much for me later on).
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Post by muppet hi fi » 20 Sep 2017, 5:39pm

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