Keith Moon/The Who

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Pete Townshend: The Endless Writer

I parked my car in the Wardour Street underground car park next to the Intrepid Fox pub. I walked past the Marquee Club towards Brewer Street, and looked up at...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 10

THE SONG’S NOT OVER The addiction remains as it was: I indulge only when the temptation is too great, and I’m surprised I still enjoy the high. I’m thrilled that...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 9

ARENAS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM I don’t love the arena experience, which is one reason I only sporadically check in with The Who these days. (It’s also why...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 8

MY GENERATION IS YOUR GENERATION In contrast to ‘Baba O’Riley’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again,‘ ‘My Generation’ has been an embarrassing staple of The Who set for decades, surviving only...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 7

LONG LIVE (CLASSIC) ROCK The Who are generally considered to have peaked with Who’s Next; it’s difficult not to hear that 1971 album as the most straightforward, confident, euphoric, loud...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 6

(SOME OF US) NEED A NEW SONG After the rapturous reception afforded the opening trio of ‘I Can’t Explain,’ ‘The Seeker’ and ‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere,’ the new song ‘Fragments’ was...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 5

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE PARENTS ARE SOMETHING ELSE There’s no way to sugarcoat this observation. The Who’s original audience are now in their fifties and sixties and, unlike Townshend...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 4

WHO’S WHO IN 2006? I’ve seen The Who often enough over 30 years to have registered many different incarnations, but not so often as for those incarnations to blur. The...
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