Mark Blake’s ‘Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties’ sets the stage for later successes, even as he delves deeper into what drove them.
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Featuring a decidedly un-Who sounding single, ‘It’s Hard’ arrived on Sept. 4, 1982 with a confusing thud. Even its best song was a broken promise.
Pete Townshend breaks down the Who’s individual strengths when it comes to recasting their music in an orchestral setting.
Free of big concepts and the heavy legend of the Who’s songbook, Pete Townshend shows he hasn’t lost his writer’s spark, or his angry voice.
The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.
This time, we try to reconstruct the ever-elusive rock opera ‘Lifehouse.’
Pete Townshend always seems to be mulling over new ideas, always seems to have a concept as fresh as it is grandiose. But then something happens along the way.
Perhaps, in hindsight, Led Zeppelin had the right idea: When your linchpin drummer dies, simply call it quits. Not so, the Who.
At once ambitious and complex, the Who’s Tommy stands as a shining moment in their vast career. Their sweeping work redefined the “concept album” and set the standard for rock operas such as Green Day’s American Idiot.
As the Who gears up for another series of shows featuring Quadrophenia, beginning on June 8, 2013 at Dublin, it’s worth remembering that things haven’t always gone so well