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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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The Who Re-Viewed Part 3

ENDLESS WIRE: WORTH THE ENDLESS WAIT? I’m with those who consider The Who By Numbers the last Who album worth listening to from start to finish, and that was released...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 2

ARE THE TWO THE WHO? I’ve been among the most vociferous critics of The Who’s stubborn determination to lay claim to that name. To me as to so many (including...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 1

LOVE IS THE DRUG Whether you want to call it an addiction or a life-long affair, the result is still the same. I can exist perfectly well without the ongoing...
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