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Top 40 Moments in Rock and Roll: Part Truth, Part Legend, Part Complete Nonsense

Top 40 Moments in Rock and Roll: Part Truth, Part Legend, Part Complete Nonsense

JC Mosquito counts down the most memorable moments in rock and roll history.

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

They may share a theme, but these songs by Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Slade and the Who couldn’t be more different.

Quadrophenia was more than the Who’s ‘other’ rock opera

Quadrophenia was more than the Who’s ‘other’ rock opera

Released on Oct. 26, 1973, ‘Quadrophenia’ has never quite escaped the shadow of ‘Tommy,’ despite the Who’s best efforts. Here’s why it should have.

Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties, by Mark Blake (2015): Books

Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties, by Mark Blake (2015): Books

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.

The Who’s disjointed, disappointing It’s Hard never lived up to its initial promise

The Who’s disjointed, disappointing It’s Hard never lived up to its initial promise

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.

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.