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The Who



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4 stars Just listened to this album for the first time in my life, Knowing The Who aren't exactly a full out progressive group I decided to acquire this album along with "Who's Next" and "Quadrophenia". Why I choose this particular three albums? Because they represent apparently three different states in The Who's career. If Quadrophenia is The Masterpiece from The Who, and Who's Next is a great album from their's, then A Quick One represents the time when they were still a Beatle style group, and when they wrote their first long track and one that represented a major influence in progressive music (what a track) .

But in my opinion, although this album is not all progressive per se (in standard) I gotta tell ya, this guys ROCKED even more than The Beatles at the time! I listened to Beatles albums and compared to these guys, even the small rock tunes they wrote were incredibly catchy and well written (with hints of some progressive future, even if a small one) and some fun tunes as if criticizing or making just fun of other groups (Batman and Barbara Ann). Now and though as music be told, this album is one of the best i've listened (in what we may call mainstream pop from the sixties) their tune A Quick One WHile He's Away, is really really good, I mean, here's probably the beggining of progressive rock, a tune that varies in its nine minutes length and is interesting to hear, and by its own makes it worth to get the album. I acquired this album with no great expectations (only for the track A Quick One) and got surprised for all the other tracks, which for me flow really well together and are fun to listen. But as this is a prog site I should just give them three stars, but what the hell this one deserves at least four, because progwise or not, Its a great rock music album, well performed. Now you better expect a sixties kind of rock pop album, but its a must have, if only for history of rock music purposes.

LeInsomniac | 4/5 |


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