POX: The Who

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I Can See For Miles
Substitute
We're Not Gonna Take It
The Kids Are Alright
Armenia City in the Sky
I'm a Boy
Won't Get Fooled Again
Doctor Doctor
My Generation (live at Leeds)
A Quick One While He's Away

Patrick (Patrick), Thursday, 8 April 2004 11:44 (sixteen years ago) link

1. "A Quick One, While He's Away"
2. "Boris the Spider"
3. "My Generation" (the Kids Are Alright version with Smothers interview)
4. "Magic Bus" (Live at Leeds version)
5. "The Real Me"
6. "Love Reign O'er Me"
7. "Sister Disco"
8. "Eminence Front"
9. "Young Man Blues"
10. "Baba O'Riley"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 8 April 2004 13:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I Am The Sea/The Real Me
A Legal Matter
Glittering Girl
Happy Jack
Pictures of Lily
Boris The Spider
Call Me Lightning
I Can't Explain
So Sad About Us
Sunrise

christoff (christoff), Thursday, 8 April 2004 13:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Sea and Sand
Bargain
Substitute (live at Leeds)
A Quick one While He's Away
5:15
Goin' Mobile
Drowned
Heaven and Hell
Baba O Riley
Trick of the Light

Scott CE (Scott CE), Thursday, 8 April 2004 14:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Baba O'Riley
Bargain
Love Ain't For Keeping
My Wife
Song Is Over
Won't Get Fooled Again
The Real Me
Is It In My Head?
The Dirty Jobs
Dreaming From The Waist

David (David), Thursday, 8 April 2004 14:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Not enough Who Sell Out representation:

Tattoo
Sunrise
Relax
Odorono

Not enough early Who representation:

I Can't Explain
Anway, Anyhow, Anywhere
The Kids Are Alright
Pictures of Lily
Substitute
I'm a Boy
La La La Lies
I Can't Reach You
Instant Party
Disguises
So Sad About Us

Christ, that's a lot of really good songs!!

Tim Ellison, Thursday, 8 April 2004 14:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Heaven and Hell (Live At Leeds)
A Quick One While He's Away ('')
I Can See For Miles
See Me Feel Me
Pictures of Lily
Who Are You
I've Had Enough
Naked Eye
I'm One
Disguises

I really need to go buy Who Sell Out.

Doobie Keebler (Charles McCain), Thursday, 8 April 2004 14:34 (sixteen years ago) link

anyway anyhow anywhere
i can't explain
i can see for miles
substitute
the kids are alright
behind blue eyes
the real me
love reign o'er me
eminence front
you better you bet

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Thursday, 8 April 2004 14:36 (sixteen years ago) link

01. The Kids Are Alright
02. Pinball Wizard
03. My Generation
04. I Can't Explain
05. Baba O'Riley
06. Boris the Spider
07. Behind Blue Eyes
08. I Can See For Miles
09. Pictures of Lilly
10. Magic Bus

Adam Flybot, Thursday, 8 April 2004 20:31 (sixteen years ago) link

My Generation
I Can't Explain
The Kids are Alright
Tattoo
I Can See for Miles
Mary Ann With The Shaky Hands
I'm a Boy
Substitute
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Pure and Easy (Townsend solo)

Not That Chuck, Thursday, 8 April 2004 21:35 (sixteen years ago) link

I like Not That Chuck's list, but I never need to hear "My Generation" again. I'll be difficult and replace it with "Eminence Front."

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 8 April 2004 21:40 (sixteen years ago) link

I Can See For Miles
Blue Red And Grey
The Punk And The Godfather
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Naked Eye
The Kids Are Alright
Sparks (the live version from Woodstock)
Sunrise
Armenia City In The Sky
Goin' Mobile

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 9 April 2004 06:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Mama's Got A Squeeze Box
Athena
Getting In Tune
The Music Must Change
Postcard
See Me, Feel Me
Love Reign O'er Me
Long Live Rock
You Better You Bet
Little Billy


Oh wait a second.... these songs SUCK. Never mind.

Carry on.

Kit Lambert, Friday, 9 April 2004 06:34 (sixteen years ago) link

hahahaha ... Nice one, Kit. I can't really argue with you there. Wait, aren't you the fucker that kept those The Who plays My Generation tapes locked up for so long??

I do have a weakness for "Good ol' Mama's Got a Squeezebox" though.

And wait, fuck, "ATHENA"?? That's great too.

Won't really defend the rest though.

Broheems (diamond), Friday, 9 April 2004 06:42 (sixteen years ago) link

I really only like "Happy Jack" and "I Can See for Miles".

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 9 April 2004 07:21 (sixteen years ago) link

"You Better You Bet" is great!

Tim Ellison, Friday, 9 April 2004 15:35 (sixteen years ago) link

1 Substitute
2 Tattoo
3 Naked Eye
4 I Don't Even Know Myself
5 The Song is Over
6 My Generation
7 Baba O'Riley
8 The Seeker
9 Fortune Teller (L@L)
10 Young Man Blues (L@L)

de, Friday, 9 April 2004 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Aaaaaagh! Put 'Won't Get Fooled Again' in there over 'Fortune Teller'

de, Friday, 9 April 2004 16:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Nice one, Kit. I can't really argue with you there. Wait, aren't you the fucker that kept those The Who plays My Generation tapes locked up for so long??

no, that fucker was shel talmy.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 9 April 2004 17:04 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Have revived this thread as I've just seen the oo do A Quick One on the Rolling Stones Rock n' Roll Circus and it's mindblowing. What other band could perform such a complex piece of music, with all it's twists and turns, stop/starts, 3-part harmonies, as effortlessly as jamming a 12-bar throwaway? Townsend and Moon seem to be in a state of ecstasy throughout. From being a track I never had much time for, it's become a favourite overnight. A pocket Tommy, all the better for brevity. A smutty joke elevated to operatic proportions - what could be more 60s than that? So here's my pick:


1. I Can See for Miles
2. So Sad About Us
3. A Quick One
4. The Underture
5. Pictures of Lilly
6. Substitute
7. Amazing Journey
8. The Kids are Alright
9. Won't Get Fooled Again
10. Baba O Reilly

Dr X O'Skeleton, Monday, 27 March 2006 08:39 (fourteen years ago) link

1. The Kids Are Alright
2. My Generation
3. The Ox
4. Pictures of Lily
5. It's Not True
6. I Can See For Miles
7. Can't Explain
8. Anyhow Anyway Anywhere
9. Circles
10. Won't Get Fooled Again

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 27 March 2006 09:07 (fourteen years ago) link

One's I can still listen to with fresh ears, and still get to me

Disguises
A Quick One
The Seeker
The Relay
My Wife
Live at Leeds' "Magic Bus"
Naked Eye
The Real Me
Slip Kid
905

bendy (bendy), Monday, 27 March 2006 10:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Can't manage 10, so I'll do 13 instead:

Amazing Journey/Sparks
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Baba O'Riley
Boris the Spider
Happy Jack
I'm a Boy
I Can See For Miles
The Kids Are Alright
Little Billy
Pinball Wizard
Substitute
Tattoo
Won't Get Fooled Again

Dadaismus sinks his soul in Mother Nature's bower (Dada), Monday, 27 March 2006 11:00 (fourteen years ago) link

1. I Can See For Miles
2. Armenia City In The Sky
3. The Kids Are Alright
4. I Can't Explain
5. Silas Stingy
6. A Quick One While He's Away
7. Tattoo
8. I'm a Boy
9. 5:15
10. Pictures Of Lily

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Monday, 27 March 2006 13:11 (fourteen years ago) link

No order:

Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again
Substitute
I Can See For Miles
Sally Simpson
Quadrophenia
The Punk Meets The Godfather
Pictures of Lily
I Can't Explain
Christmas

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Monday, 27 March 2006 13:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Hm.

1-10. A Quick One While He's Away, "Rock'n'Roll Circus" version INDEED; one of my favorite things ever; fuck a Fiery Furnaces

Honorable mention:
5:15
Goin' Mobile
Substitute
The Kids Are Alright
The Real Me

And that is all the Who that I can imagine really wanting to hear in the next several years.

xero (xero), Monday, 27 March 2006 14:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I only have nine.

Sparks (Live at Leeds)
Baba O Riley
5:15
Eminence Front
Goin' Mobile
Cut My Hair
I'm Free
Substitute
The Punk meets the Godfather

Dave AKA Dave (dave225.3), Monday, 27 March 2006 14:26 (fourteen years ago) link

a quick one
i can see for miles
love reign o'er me
cut my hair
substitute
baba o'reilly
anyway anyhow anywhere
the kids are alright
you better you bet
eminence front

(I like their last two hits)

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 27 March 2006 14:30 (fourteen years ago) link

perplexed i am by the love shown here for some of their later, post-moon stuff, but each to their own, i guess.
i'm beginning to wish i'd put Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere on my own POX - first and greatest use of feedback in a pop single.

dr x o'skeleton, Monday, 27 March 2006 14:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I Can See For Miles b/w Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand (unbeatable)
I Can't Explain
Side Two of Tommy (yep, the whole thing)
The Ox
Won't Get Fooled Again
Sister Disco
The Kids Are Alright
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Slip Kid
Bargain
The Naked Eye

Honourable mentions to "Baba O'Reilly" and "The Relay", which STILL sound pretty fuggin' futuristic.

i'm beginning to wish i'd put Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere on my own POX - first and greatest use of feedback in a pop single.
-- dr x o'skeleton

"Greatest?" Conceivably. "First?" Not even close, sorry!

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 27 March 2006 15:31 (fourteen years ago) link

You know some earlier examples? - do let on!

dr x p'skeleton, Tuesday, 28 March 2006 07:37 (fourteen years ago) link

No order, and I'll change my mind in ten minutes:

So Sad About Us
The Kids Are Alright
Substitute
Amazing Journey/Sparks
I've Had Enough
A Quick One (While He's Away)
Won't Get Fooled Again
Guitar and Pen
Eminence Front
Love Reign O'er Me

...and I'd be happy to exchange one of these for Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air".

Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 28 March 2006 07:48 (fourteen years ago) link

1. I Can't Explain
2. Won't Get Fooled Again
3. Substitute
4. I'm A Boy
5. So Sad About Us
6. Run Run Run
7. Pictures Of Lily
8. The Kids Are Alright
9. Who Are You
10. The Seeker

John Fredland (jfredland), Tuesday, 28 March 2006 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

You know some earlier examples? - do let on!
-- dr x p'skeleton

Well, there was a teensy bit of feedback in the Beatles' "She's A Woman" a year or so earlier. Plus there was some Marty Robbins song from the '50s with a bit of feedback, but that was a legitimate technical malfunction. (No question that Townshend was the first to really make something of it, tho.)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Link Wray's "Rumble" is from 1957.

Taas Daamde, Wednesday, 29 March 2006 05:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, there was a teensy bit of feedback in the Beatles' "She's A Woman"

I feel Fine, actually, but close

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 16:53 (fourteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

Looks decent, and of course I can't wait to see it. I've read that the interviews with Townshend & Daltrey together are particularly insightful/moving.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 8 April 2015 18:27 (five years ago) link

Anybody seeing them on the final farewell tour?

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 8 April 2015 19:09 (five years ago) link

Yep, gonna see them next month. Setlist so far has been pretty interesting ("A Quick One," "So Sad About Us," "Slip Kid").

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 8 April 2015 19:12 (five years ago) link

The Final Farewell Tour sounds kind of funny. Maybe they should have gone with something like The Swear to God, This Is It--Seriously Tour. (I'm still a big fan, but of a group long gone.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 23:57 (five years ago) link

fwiw, they only did one "farewell" tour, in 1982 (billed as such against their wishes).

Starting with ther 1996 reunion, they've been consistently active (and never called any other tour a "farewell" tour).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 9 April 2015 02:31 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

another tricky day
our love was
bargain
5:15
baba o'riley
armenia, city in the sky!
behind blue eyes
i can see for miles
pinball wizard
won't get fooled again

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:34 (one year ago) link

Phil Collins called his farewell tour his First Final Farewell Tour.

Credit where credit is due, my sister once quipped that the surviving members of the Who should unite with the surviving members of The Beatles and call the group Who's Next.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:01 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I only just now learned about the history of the roundel or even the word “roundel” itself.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:44 (one week ago) link


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