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Band: Who, The

Postby admin on Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:20 am

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Postby Miko on Fri Nov 14, 2003 8:53 pm

As a whole they fucking blow. But they have individual songs that are better than most bands could ever hope to write. Body of work-crap. The hits- so good.
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Postby Dylan on Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:30 am

BUMP.

not crap
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Postby Mayfair on Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:54 am

Reasons why not crap:
-Live at Leeds/Woodstock era live sets
-They kicked the Stones arse on the Stones' own Rock 'n Roll Circus
-Boris the Spider

Reasons why crap:
-You Better You Bet...ugh!
-Face Dances record up to present.... spotty at best
-I saw their 'final' tour in '82 and they have been touring ever since
-They filled Moon's shoes with a great great drummer from the Small Faces and then made him drum like a studio wimp.

I still have to go with NOT CRAP overall. When they were good, they were great.
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Postby whore house on Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:08 pm

Who's Next and Tommy are two fucking amazing records no matter how you slice it. The idea of a rock opera may seem kind of stupid but that record was fucking awesome.
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Postby Burma on Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:57 am

Live at Leeds

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Synth pioneering

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ROCK OPERA?!?!

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Before-their-time rhythm section

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NOT CRAP.
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Postby fargokamikaze on Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:32 am

I've never been able to get through a whole album w/o skipping over a few things.

But songs like

"Won't get fooled again"

Bargain

Behind Blue Eyes

and some others are some of the best songs of the era hands down

For this, I will vote not crap,

but the post Keith Moon era is quite a different story
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Postby fargokamikaze on Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:32 am

I've never been able to get through a whole album w/o skipping over a few things.

But songs like

"Won't get fooled again"

Bargain

Behind Blue Eyes

and some others are some of the best songs of the era hands down

For this, I will vote not crap,

but the post Keith Moon era is quite a different story
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Postby gcbv on Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:15 am

Yes, post-Moon is an entirely different story. I would say that it warrants little to no attention when judging the idea of "The Who."

that said, let me just say: OH MY FUCKING GOD NOT CRAP.

The rhyhm section of this band, in their prime, were nothing but incredible.
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby Angus Jung on Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:05 pm

In their prime, they pulled off a neat trick. By having basically a "lead rhythm section" (Entwistle is essentially soloing throughout a lot of their songs) and assigning the guitar with the primary job of holding down the rhythm, they inverted the whole rock band process! And it sounded great! I'm still not sure how they did it.

I'd like to say something good about anything they did post-Moon, but "It's Hard."

You hear a lot of Beatles-influenced bands and Stones-influenced bands, but very few Who-influenced bands. They aren't that easy to copy. "Venus" by Shocking Blue, that gtr playing is a blantant "Tommy" era Townshend rip. Some songs on Deerhoof's "Reveille" are incredible Who rips.

Roger Daltrey kind of sucks, sort of like Robert Plant kind of sucks.

They were my first favorite rock band. I was obsessed w/them for many yrs. I still almost want to vote CRAP though.

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Postby gratified on Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:40 am

any band that writes a song as terrible as "tattoo" gets my vote for crap
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Postby ironyengine on Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:11 pm

I don't even understand how this can be in question.
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Postby the Classical on Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:19 am

not crap, I feel no need to explain my position, cause its the fucking 'Oo!
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Postby stevenstillborn on Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:03 pm

Hey, thanks, Kerble.
Not Crap, though their post-Tommy career brings them dangerously close.
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Postby kerble on Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:06 pm

stevenstillborn wrote:Hey, thanks, Kerble.


not a problem, fwiw, I searched under 'daltrey' and got far fewer results than with 'who'.


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Postby Martin Billingsworth on Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:29 pm

Am I to understand that half of the members of this musical combo have succumbed to substance abuse, and one of the surviving members is a registered sex offender?

I think it is beyond evident that this combo belong in the c**p catagory.
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Postby ironyengine on Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:33 pm

Martin Billingsworth wrote:Am I to understand that half of the members of this musical combo have succumbed to substance abuse, and one of the surviving members is a registered sex offender?

I think it is beyond evident that this combo belong in the c**p catagory.


This account/schtick is getting old faster than Wernehm did.

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Postby BadComrade on Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:41 pm

This sole performance keeps The Who out of the "crap" catagory, even though I don't like Daltry, and they did write some songs that I find to be embarassing to listen to...
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Postby space junk on Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:00 pm

I went to see "The Who" in Liverpool recently. Although I had very low hopes for the concert, my reasoning was that I regret not seeing them with The Ox, because of my feeling that it was never really The Who, in the true sense, since Moon died. So I thought I'd go along before I regretted not seeing the two surviving members, even though in many ways they are the two worst guys from the band. I went alone as nobody I knew wanted to pay £50 to attend, understandably.

I was very pleasantly surprised. The band played a great selection of my favourite songs, including a blistering Amazing Journey/Sparks finale (which I got the impression the audience were largely unfamiliar with). Townshend and Daltrey played with passion and guts, and I would even go so far as to say the concert was poignant, and celebratory.

Obviously, I still don't feel like I've seen The Who, because I haven't. But as Ed O'Brien says near the end of The Wild Bunch: "Well, it ain't much...but it'll do."

The Who were flawed, inspirational, without equal, and at their peak remain, as far as I can tell, an unmatched force in rock music.
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Postby SecondEdition on Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:29 pm

Live at Leeds.

that's all I should need to say.
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