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.
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 breaks down the Who’s individual strengths when it comes to recasting their music in an orchestral setting.
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? Yes, accordion rock. Not novelty tunes, polka, zydeco or silly remakes. Let’s look back on times when the accordion played a key role.
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.
The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.
Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.
Best of all, these don’t appear to be remasters of the Who’s 1996 remixes, either, but of the original mixes.