The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Flex » 20 Sep 2017, 7:41pm

There's still a solid greatest hits to be had out of post-Tommy Who imho. No really outrageous deep cuts that I'll front for, but most of the stuff that lands on comps still works for me.
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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Heston » 20 Sep 2017, 9:15pm

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."
I do like Squeeze Box, the other shit just got too weighty and serious. "Music Must Change" for fucks sake.
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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Silent Majority » 21 Sep 2017, 4:11am

Flex wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:41pm
There's still a solid greatest hits to be had out of post-Tommy Who imho. No really outrageous deep cuts that I'll front for, but most of the stuff that lands on comps still works for me.
Let me surprise all by agreeing with Flex.
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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by coffeepotman » 21 Sep 2017, 8:16am

Silent Majority wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 4:11am
Flex wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 7:41pm
There's still a solid greatest hits to be had out of post-Tommy Who imho. No really outrageous deep cuts that I'll front for, but most of the stuff that lands on comps still works for me.
Let me surprise all by agreeing with Flex.
I agree too, about half of the Who's Next/Lifehouse and half of Quadrophenia, but my comp also really includes deep cuts like Waspman, How Many Friends, In a Hand or Face, New Song, Entwistle songs Success Story, 905, The Quiet One, and Pete's solo material Rough Boys, Let My Love, and his version of Save it for Later

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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Marky Dread » 12 Oct 2017, 3:47pm

Complete and utter killer classic of a tune.

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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by coffeepotman » 13 Oct 2017, 8:13am

Hell yeah, but the whole Sell Out album is a masterpeice

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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Oct 2017, 8:21am

coffeepotman wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 8:13am
Hell yeah, but the whole Sell Out album is a masterpeice
Yep my fave Who album bar none.
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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Heston » 27 Oct 2017, 5:42am

Dogs.

Kind of disowned by the band but I really like it.
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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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Oct 2017, 6:29am

Heston wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 5:42am
Dogs.

Kind of disowned by the band but I really like it.
I was about to say that it was just a throwaway gag song—it's on one of their remainder albums—but I just looked it up and it was a single. Hilarious.
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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 Oct 2017, 8:30pm

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Re: The Who song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Oct 2017, 9:24pm

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