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The Who



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Conor Fynes
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4 stars 'Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy' - The Who (Compilation)

'Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy' was the first Who record I ever purchased. I was already a fan of the band's music, having listened to alot of their songs on the radio. Being that I was a relatively new fan to The Who when I got this, my appreciation for this compilation might be a good bit greater then others who are more into 'The Who.'

Being that this is the band's early British Invasion-styled rock, there is no prog to be had here, but in this case, that's okay. Some of the best music that came out of the British Invasion can be found on this disc, and alot of Who classics.

This is a CD I listened to a great deal when I first got it, but less and less when I started getting actual Who records. The compilation started to be stripped of it's purpose. Now that I've become a fan and own the material on this record, on other CDs and in their proper context, 'Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy' can consider itself obsolete. However, it's a great selection of songs from the band's earlier period, and besides, I have to give the CD credit if it was strong enough to convince me to buy the other CDs, right?

Conor Fynes | 4/5 |


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