At last, you’ve reviewed a CD that I’m familiar with, Who’s Next.
It’s one of my all-time top ten favorites.
At one time, I owned an eclectic collection of 1,100 CDs,
which I winnowed down to an outstanding 800 before coming to Thailand. I
decided to travel light and send for the CDs later, but tragically, they
perished in last year’s California wildfires.
Did you know that at one time, Who’s Next was the
biggest-selling rock album of all time? But artistry counts more for Mott
than sales, and rightly so.
You might have mentioned that unlike in other bands,
bassist Entwhistle kept the time for the Who, because Moon had other fish to
fry. You obviously recognize voices - I don’t - so it would help if you
specified who sang which song.
While I’m at it, let me mention a great biography,
Behind Blue Eyes, which tells a lot about Peter Townshend and his
tempestuous life. That gave me an insight into the meaning of: “No one
knows what it’s like to be the bad man, to be the sad man, behind blue
eyes; and no one knows what it’s like to be hated, to be fated, to telling
only lies.” The author claims that Townshend’s demo tapes were better
than the Who’s versions - hard to believe.
Thanks again for a great review.