When I saw that the Who had recently performed a couple of classics on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon I immediately forwarded the link to Stephen Macaulay. Mac has a long history with the Who, dating back to seeing them at Cobo Hall in Detroit when he and the band were all scruffy young … Continue reading Who’s Left?
Ray Davies is the latest British rocker to help design a Rolls-Royce.
Recently I was with a few people from southern California who had come to musical maturity in the ‘70s. I learned that there is a robust “tribute” or “cover” band scene there. One of the women I was with had been a backup singer in a Segar tribute band. It seems, she explained, that many … Continue reading To a Musician Not Dying Young
Roger Daltrey was a member of The Who, a band that he fundamentally established in 1964 with John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend. Some people might argue that Roger Daltrey is a member of The Who, given that at the recent Desert Trip concert (a.k.a., Oldchella), a band named “The Who” performed. Without going … Continue reading Can’t Explain: Roger Daltrey Designs Rolls-Royce for Charity
Studio footage of the band laying down Pete’s epic ode to masturbation.
A look at how the Mod movement influenced the ultimate ode to the angry young man. Or that’s what the DVD cover would have you believe…
The song selection, the pacing, the energy, it’s all representative of a band given forty-five minutes as an opener for a huge headliner.
Despite the dodginess of continuing to bill themselves as The Who, Roger and Pete deserve credit for doing a little somethin’ for the Motor City.
A cool discovery! GLONO message board regular DJ Murphy has dug up Pete Townshend‘s Quadrophenia Recording Notes from 1973 that were included with promo copies of the album sent to reviewers. Pete, a notorious over-explainer desperate to be understood, certainly can’t just let the music speak for itself: Learning, very much the hard way, about … Continue reading Quadrophenia Recording Notes by Pete Townshend
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Rolling Stone is posting audio from some of its classic interviews, including this excerpt from Pete Townshend’s famous 1968 sit-down with Jann Wenner. MP3: 1968 Pete Townsend interview.