THE WHO Released Their Iconic Longplayer ‘WHO’S NEXT’ 50 Years Ago Today

Back in time

14 August 2021

Band: THE WHO
Active: 1964–1983, 1989, 1996–1997, 1999–present
12 studio albums

Birthday album: WHO’S NEXT – 5th LP
Released: 14 August 1971 – 50 years ago today

Rolling Stone: “Who’s Next, regardless of what you may have been led
to believe to the contrary, is neither the soundtrack to the realization of
Pete Townshend‘s apparently-aborted Hollywood dream, the greatest live
album in the history of the universe, nor a, shudder, rock opera, but rather
an old fashioned long-player containing intelligently-conceived, superbly-
performed, brilliantly-produced, and sometimes even exciting rock and roll.”

Turn Up The Volume: For me, it’s the album with two of their A-number-1
singles (see/hear below) and the stirring ballads The Song Is Over and Behind
Blue Eyes
on.

Singles: Baba O’Riley / Won’t Get Fooled Again

– BABA O’RILEY –

– WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –

Full album…

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TOYAH & ROBERT Talk About Their Generation…

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…

TOYAH: Facebook

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Outstanding Singles Turning 50 In 2021

– RIDERS ON THE STORM – THE DOORS

Released: 15 June 1971
Score: #11 in the US, #22 in the UK
Album: L.A. Woman

– MAGGIE MAYROD STEWART

Released: 15 July 1971
Score: No 1 in the UK, the US and Australia
Album: Every Picture Tells A Story

– BROWN SUGAR – THE ROLLING STONES

Released: 16 April 1971
Score: No 1 in the US and Canada, No 2 in the UK
Album: Sticky Fingers

– PROUD MARY – IKE & TINA TURNER

Released: January 1971
Written by John Fogerty (CCR)
Album: Workin’ Together

– BABA O’RILEY – THE WHO

Released: 23 October 1971
Score: platinum in the UK
Album: Who’s Next

THE WHO Released Their Classic Debut Album ‘MY GENERATION’ 55 Years Ago Today

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 –

Full album…

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54 Years Ago Today THE WHO Released Their Classic Single ‘MY GENERATION’…

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…

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