Who Are You – The Who

TV is the ruination of all music, clever producers plundering rock’s great back catalogue to make their crap, mindless TV more interesting. Sigur Rós’ Hoppípolla is now associated in my head with the X-Factor and I just can’t get past it, I may have to try therapy. The C.S.I franchise’s use of The Who’s Who Are You is another ruination. I really have a problem with contemporary crime shows on TV, they all seem like a glorified episode of Scooby Doo. They throw in a couple of red hearings then in the end a lesser character is exposed as the perpetrator. All you need now is the guilty to turn to the camera and say- And I would have gotten away with if it wasn’t for you pesky, good looking, chiselled cheek boned, forensic scientists.
If I am being honest here, not the greatest Who album in the canon. I fancied listening to it though as it is Keith Moon’s last album.
The Entwhistle tracks really stand out on this album, especially Trick of the Light. You got to love the John Entwhistle story, the quiet man of rock, dies in the arms of a stripper, what a guy. Sister Disco sounded good tonight, never a favourite though. Still the best track, C.S.I not withstanding, is Who Are You. This is a great song to whistle, as my wife found out to her cost tonight.
Micro review: Maybe they could use Boris the Spider for a Richard Attenbrough documentary about arachnids?
RIP Moony

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Who’s Next – The Who

I think the conversation may have gone something like this –
‘Roger, this is Keith, where are we shooting the cover for the new album, L.A., Tokyo, New York, Paris?’ Roger Daltry ‘No Keith, Easington Colliery’.
And so from a small mining village in County Durham came one of the best album sleeves of the 70s, and arguably one of the best albums too.
Hands up who think’s Baba O’Riley has the best drumming of any Who track? Powerful, but understated, a mature Moony. Hold on the drums on Bargain are also great. But so are the drums on Gettng in Tune. Right let’s settle this now, the drums on Won’t Get Fooled Again are the best drumming of any Who track. Listen to Won’t Get Fooled Again, you know why it is fantastic, because you have 4 guys doing their thing at the very top of their game, simple really.
Best Track: Behind Blue Eyes
One Word Review: Blimey