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Postby Lemuel Gulliver on Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:20 pm

Easily my favorite of the 60's mega-big classic rock bands. Unless, somehow, CCR fits into that category.

Their bullshit material is numerous. But what's left does make up for the shit. I haven't tallied up the numbers, but I'm guessing that a little more than 1/9th of their catelogue would be non-bullshit.

I'd bet it'd come in around, maybe, 2/7ths. No more than that.
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Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:57 pm

can you name a bigger rock twat than daltrey?
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Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:47 am

ha ha...

you like the who...

you are sad and defend fringe jackets with boots..

you've got peanut butter breath.
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Postby fantasmatical thorr on Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:20 am

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space junk wrote:The Who seem to be the definitive boys' band.


My girlfriend, her sister and their mother all love the Who. In fact they're one of the few rock bands my girlfriend can stomach. Every time she watches an episode of "CSI" she sings along to the theme quietly, as though I don't notice. It's adorable.

Inadequate appreciation for fine rock knows no boundaries, gender or otherwise.


my mum loves the who too, she does not sing along quietly to csi. she whoops and whistles and does that mum headbanging which is meant to be ironic but not really. so annoying. all i will say is that i was shown the dvd where they separate the bass and drums so you can watch the whole of won't get fooled again? with just one instrument. that was amazing.
still shite though.
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Postby fantasmatical thorr on Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:21 am

r0ck1r0ck2 wrote:ha ha...

you like the who...

you are sad and defend fringe jackets with boots..


brilliant
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Postby ctrl-s on Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:53 am

I'm not that into them now, despite having gone through a Who-loving phase as a teenager -- the movie Quadrophenia came out when I was 16 -- but their performance of "A Quick One While He's Away" on the Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus TV show (1968, now on DVD) cannot be denied.

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You will see Moon rocking the shit out of a song that had about 20 different parts, none of which repeat, while flailing around, smiling like a maniac, singing along, nailing each part, basically looking like the happiest kid ever on his happiest birthday ever.

A sidenote regarding this performance: it was done on what was supposed to be a big TV show called "The Rolling Stones Rock 'n Roll Circus." The Stones were supposed to be the stars, see. But after screening the film, the Stones realized that they'd been completely blown off the stage by the other participants, particularly the Who, to where they decided to scrap the whole thing! It was never aired!

One of the very best rock'n'roll performances on film or video, if not THE best, I've ever seen.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:10 pm

Still...The Who is crap.

You can't say "hope I die before I get old" and then become the ultimate "rock & roller"...the ultimate sell out.

Most of their material is not that strong. High cheese factor.

The Rolling Stones are similar to the Who in many ways...but the Rolling Stones kick ass and made lots of good albums...the Who did not.

I think Keith Moon was some kinda genius drummer though.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:10 pm

Of course...I still like the Stones...and they pretty much did the exact same thing...except most of the original band is still alive and kicking.
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Postby ctrl-s on Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:21 pm

Both bands have sucked for about 30 years now, though I say NC to each for their best work. Just wanted to call attention again to that incredible rendition of "A Quick One."
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Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:25 pm

no no..

i concede the last round to connor

big twat i am..

of course Daltrey...he is family sized twat..

edit..

how's the film..

why eno?

what about some who song?
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Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:55 am

HAHAHA~!!

is this actually a who title?!?!
maybe i should re-think my hatred..

aside from that..

sorry...make it anyway.
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Postby sparky on Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:18 am

Yesterday, in the car with my dad, we heard a radio interview with Reg Presley of the Troggs, who mentioned a strong rivalry between them and the Who when they were on a tour of the States together. Presley said that it escalated when the Troggs, who were supporting, received a five minute plus standing ovation in Birmingham, Alabama, because Love Is All Around happened to be a local hit when they visited.

Keith Moon was the main culprit. One trick he did was to take Ronnie Bond's taped up bundle of spare drum sticks, saw them in half, then tape the bundle back together, leaving him with only a single stick to keep time with, other arm left flailing.

The other trick mentioned involved Moon creeping up behind Bond during a gig and start tapping a tambourine out of time with the music.

Presley said that he would hear the drummer lose time, turn around, and see Bond going cross-eyed in confusion.
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Postby SecondEdition on Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:29 pm

You know, I actually like The Who. I've often found some of their music is incredible (e.g. Live at Leeds, which, I think, is as close to pure distilled power as rock music gets). But this album really is not doing it for me. Who's Next is good (if overrated). Tommy is good (if flakier than a box of Kellogg's). I love The Who Sell Out and My Generation. But this album, this Quadrophenia...Pete, tossing in massive horn and synth overdubs on every song doesn't make you sophisticated. Anyone else have this reaction? (This question is directed towards people who actually like this band.)
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Postby tommydski on Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:32 pm

SecondEdition wrote:Tommy is good

Thanks.

Very kind.
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Postby SecondEdition on Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:35 pm

tommydski wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:Tommy is good

Thanks.

Very kind.


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Postby ergo space pig on Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:49 pm

The Who Sell Out is brilliant. It approaches many of the Kinks' 60's output. Some amazing songs on there - Tattoo, I Can See For Miles, Sunrise.

I only heard Who's Next maybe a year and a half ago. I went in thinking yeah, ok, whatever. It kind of blew me away. Overrated, yes, but it really is a monster album.
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Postby iembalm on Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:53 pm

When I was fifteen I got into The Who, bought the records. Their first "farewell tour" in '82 was actually my first concert, at the L.A. Coliseum with The Clash and T-Bone Burnett.

I once called my dad into my room so that he could watch me pantomine the long keyboard part at the end of Won't Get Fooled Again on the top of my dresser. I did not know how to play keyboards. To his credit he's never brought that up again. Probably thought I was on dope.
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Postby John George Peppers on Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:05 am

Quadrophenia alone gives them a Not Crap from me. I like a dozen or so of there other tunes, but overall they are not one of my favorites.
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Postby anarchyinthebronx on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:06 pm

Dug out Who's Next and Live at Leeds and listening right now. Not Crap up to 1978. Post Moon? I can do without. Still a great rock band.
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Postby Miel on Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:04 pm

I don't like the Who!

There, I said it.
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