After the 1970s, The Who struggled as a band. The death of drummer Keith Moon in 1978 took the wind out of the band’s sails. Two studio albums would eventually follow before the band went on a long hiatus, releasing only live albums, greatest hits compilations and unreleased tracks, until 2006’s Endless Wire, a studio … More Forgotten Who Albums
After The Who By Numbers album, The Who had some ground to make up. The Who By Numbers was not a bad album, it just was not what many fans and critics expected. Pete Townshend’s songs were a bit dark and the arrangements were sparse for a Who album. This was the last studio album … More Who Are You (1978)
The Who released a new album recently, simply title Who. This is their first release of new songs since Endless Wire (2006). Endless Wire had interesting moments but after a 24 year wait for new material, I found it unsatisfying. It was a song-cycle I didn’t really understand or care much about. In recent years, … More Who (2019)
Who’s Next began as a project called “Lifehouse.” Pete Townshend would almost drive himself to a nervous breakdown trying to create another musical tale called “Lifehouse.” Unlike Tommy, this project collapsed under its own weight. Even Roger Daltrey couldn’t quite fathom what “Lifehouse” was supposed to be about. The band had rented The Old Vic … More Who’s Next (1971)
There are many things I like about The Who. I’ve been a fan for 50 years. Here are 10 of my favorite things about the rock group. Who’s Next What’s not to love about this album? A classic and one of the top rock albums of the era. It was born from the failure of … More The Who: 10 Great Things
Every band has a core period where they produce their best music. For The Who, survivors of more than 50 years, it was from 1969 to 1978. For my money, the golden decade. From 1965 to 1969, The Who cut their teeth as musicians, toured and developed their sound, and learned to use the studio. … More The Who’s Decade
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