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A tribute to the transformative powers of my Who’s Next remaster

A tribute to the transformative powers of my Who’s Next remaster

Originally released on August 14, 1971, the Who’s ‘Who’s Next’ came to life again for me inside the confines of my Unproductivity Mobile Sound Lab.

Pete Townshend on why the Who lends itself to classical reinterpretation: ‘Pulled all the stops’

Pete Townshend on why the Who lends itself to classical reinterpretation: ‘Pulled all the stops’

Pete Townshend breaks down the Who’s individual strengths when it comes to recasting their music in an orchestral setting.

30 years ago, Roger Daltrey released perhaps the best should’ve-been Who hit

30 years ago, Roger Daltrey released perhaps the best should’ve-been Who hit

Always the perfect foil, Roger Daltrey completely inhabited Pete Townshend’s lyric on 1985’s “After the Fire,” broiling it in searing emotion.

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion … rock? Yes, accordion rock. Not novelty tunes, polka, zydeco or silly remakes. Let’s look back on times when the accordion played a key role.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren and Mike Bloomfield highlight Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list of reissues, box sets and live releases.

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.

The Who’s new remasters for iTunes and HDTracks hold a special surprise

The Who’s new remasters for iTunes and HDTracks hold a special surprise

Best of all, these don’t appear to be remasters of the Who’s 1996 remixes, either, but of the original mixes.

One Track Mind: The Who, “Be Lucky” from Who Hits 50 (2014)

One Track Mind: The Who, “Be Lucky” from Who Hits 50 (2014)

A new song from the Who? We should be so lucky, right?

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Finding cool old CDs on sale is great. Just don’t get the greedy eye.