Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl
13 October 2022
This day in 1965 iconic mod rockers THE WHO recorded,
probably, their best known anthem. Named the 11th greatest
song in history by Rolling Stone Magazine. It went to #2 in
the UK and “78 in the US.
Legend goes that Pete Townshend wrote the song on a train,
inspired by the Queen Mother who had his 1935 Packard hearse
towed off a street in Belgravia (London) because she was offended
by the sight of it during her daily drive through the neighbourhood.
Hilarious story. I wonder who invented it. Anyway, later in 1985
Townshend said My Generation was very much about trying to find
a place in society.
People try to put us ddd-down
Watch this historic live version…
THE WHO: Bio – Discography
26 July 2021
No, I’m not getting tired whatsoever of Toyah and Robert and Sydney.
As long as they continue their hilarious Sunday Lunch Cover Sessions the
way they do now for months and months I’ll be in the front row.
I’m sure you can bet every week, somewhere on the Internet,
on which song the trio will splash and smash.
This Sunday the YT stars only wanted to talk about their generation.
Toyah looked like an adult teenage doll showing her sensation(s) exclusively
to Robert and in the end, she smashed the camera, à la Pete Townshend,
with her (not so) giant guitar.
Don’t try to put Toyah d-d-d-own…
The original stutter…
3 December 2020
Band: THE WHO
Active: 1964–1983, 1989, 1996–present
Album: MY GENERATION -debut LP
Released: 3 December 1965 – 55 years ago today
AllMusic / Richie Unterberger wrote: “An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend’s exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on “My Generation” and “Out in the Street”; Keith Moon attacks the drums with a lightning, ruthless finesse throughout. Some “Maximum R&B” influence lingered in the two James Brown covers, but much of Townshend’s original material fused Beatlesque hooks and power chords with anthemic mod lyrics, with “The Good’s Gone,” “Much Too Much,” “La La La Lies,” and especially “The Kids Are Alright” being highlights.” Score: 5/5.
Pete Townshend: “The music we play has to be tomorrow’s, the things
we say have to be today, and the reason for bothering is yesterday.”
John Entwistle: “This band makes sure that we have whole sections of
stuff that are free form so that they don’t know what we are doing next.”
Keith Moon: “Give me a mandolin and I’ll play you rock ‘n’ roll.”
Roger Daltrey: “Rock & roll was the only thing I wanted to get into.”
Turn Up The Volume: ‘My Generation’ was the big punk bang start
of a never-ending career with many highs, but also many lows.
Key singles: My Generation / The Kids Are Alright
– MY GENERATION –
– THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT –
THE WHO: All Albums – Facebook
Knockouts from the past…
29 October 2019
Band: The Who
Song: My Generation / B-side ‘Shout And Shimmy‘
Released: 29 October 1965 in the UK and a week later in the US
Note 1: Pete Townsend wrote the song on a train. “It was very
much about trying to find a place in society” he said later
Note 2: The single peaked at #2 in their home country, their
highest UK charting single ever, and at #72 in America
Note 3: It was also the title track of their debut LP
Here’s my-my-my generation…
THE WHO: Facebook