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A QUICK ONE

The Who

 

Proto-Prog

2.94 | 157 ratings

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CorporalClegg68
3 stars Progressive pop? Maybe?

I absolutely love this album. It's a brilliant collection of easy to listen tunes followed by the title track which is a great epic and also one of the first. However, it really isn't progressive. As an album, definitely 4 stars, but according to the guidelines of this site, I'm forced to give it three stars. Good album, but not really essential to a prog collection.

A Quick One is full of humor, basically the summary of early Who songs combined with great musicianship from every member of the band. It ranges from the wacky antics of Keith Moon in Cobwebs and Strange to the treble bass lines of John Entwistle in Boris the Spider. The title track often described as a mini-opera, is a great combination of melodies by Pete Townshend with a very powerful ending. On top of the original album, the bonus tracks are just as good and its hard to tell that they're actually bonus tracks. If there was an album to describe each of the members of The Who's personalities, this would be it. Obviously it was not meant to be something mind blowing, but is a beautifully written album with very upbeat and catchy tunes. Really I would love to give this album a 4 star rating but I suppose I'll have to settle with 3.

CorporalClegg68 | 3/5 |

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