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The Who

Post by Suzanne H. » 15 Jun 2008, 10:55pm

Because they should be the first band topic on here.


Discuss the Who.


I love the Who. Don't you?
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Re: The Who

Post by Wolter » 15 Jun 2008, 10:56pm

I do, I do love the Who.

Especially before 1972.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jun 2008, 10:56pm

I'd love them more if they stopped around the same time that the Beatles did. Mod Who hauls ass; Pete striving to be a serious artist not so much.
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Re: The Who

Post by Wolter » 15 Jun 2008, 10:57pm

Weirdly, Hookworm and I are not in huge agreement about much music, but our taste in the Who is pretty much identical.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jun 2008, 11:00pm

Wolter wrote:Weirdly, Hookworm and I are not in huge agreement about much music, but our taste in the Who is pretty much identical.
Odd that. But, to be fair, I think I dislike more of what you like than you of my preferences.
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Post by eumaas » 15 Jun 2008, 11:02pm

studio who peters out once townshend gets pretentious, but live who continues to be good for some time after
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Post by Wolter » 15 Jun 2008, 11:11pm

eumaas wrote:studio who peters out once townshend gets pretentious, but live who continues to be good for some time after
Also agreed.
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Re: The Who

Post by Suzanne H. » 15 Jun 2008, 11:25pm

I think Tommy's a little overrated.

I mean, it's good. It has some great tracks indeed, I love Go To The Mirror for example. But I don't see how it got so popular.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jun 2008, 11:34pm

Suzanne H. wrote:I think Tommy's a little overrated.

I mean, it's good. It has some great tracks indeed, I love Go To The Mirror for example. But I don't see how it got so popular.
Late 60s, early 70s, rock got it into its collective head that it should be regarded as high brow art. Hence, tons of concept albums and prog rock. Tommy's among the better of that pursuit, but that's not saying a whole lot.
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Re: The Who

Post by Suzanne H. » 15 Jun 2008, 11:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:I think Tommy's a little overrated.

I mean, it's good. It has some great tracks indeed, I love Go To The Mirror for example. But I don't see how it got so popular.
Late 60s, early 70s, rock got it into its collective head that it should be regarded as high brow art. Hence, tons of concept albums and prog rock. Tommy's among the better of that pursuit, but that's not saying a whole lot.
...that's what I meant to say... :rolleyes:

My thoughts on the music of Quadrophenia are somewhat the same. The storyline is genius and the movie is probably the best thing ever....but the music is way too much. They needed a bloody orchestra for that shit! 5:15's a good song though.
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Re: The Who

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jun 2008, 11:45pm

Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:I think Tommy's a little overrated.

I mean, it's good. It has some great tracks indeed, I love Go To The Mirror for example. But I don't see how it got so popular.
Late 60s, early 70s, rock got it into its collective head that it should be regarded as high brow art. Hence, tons of concept albums and prog rock. Tommy's among the better of that pursuit, but that's not saying a whole lot.
...that's what I meant to say... :rolleyes:

My thoughts on the music of Quadrophenia are somewhat the same. The storyline is genius and the movie is probably the best thing ever....but the music is way too much. They needed a bloody orchestra for that shit! 5:15's a good song though.
I'm iffier on Quad. A few good songs, but overdone, overwrought. The movie never did much for me either. Tommy onwards, I can only listen to the singles. Squeezebox is damn fun, tho—a dumb dirty joke but fun.
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Re: The Who

Post by 101Walterton » 15 Jun 2008, 11:49pm

I like Quadraphenia !!!

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Re: The Who

Post by eumaas » 15 Jun 2008, 11:56pm

movie's pretty awful except as a document
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Re: The Who

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jun 2008, 11:59pm

eumaas wrote:movie's pretty awful except as a document
Yeah, that's probably as far as I'd go. Maybe it'd mean more if I was of that age and time, but I'm not. That it doesn't transcend that barrier, as I imagine Pete always strives for, is its weak spot.
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Re: The Who

Post by Suzanne H. » 16 Jun 2008, 12:08am

I beg to differ.
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