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A QUICK ONE

The Who

 

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2.94 | 155 ratings

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Rune2000
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3 stars I actually bought this album only for the 9+ minute medley A Quick One, While He's Away but unfortunately found it less entertaining compared to the excellent live version performed at The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. The music is still here but I lack the magnificent level of energy and the fact that there isn't any transition between the sections make it completely inferior.

As for the rest of the album, the whole idea of letting all the members write their own original material has never really worked in a band setting especially since Pete Townshend is a genius who never needed competition in that area from the rest of the band. Having said that I still consider John Entwistle's penned Boris The Spider to be a quite enjoyable little tune. So Sad About Us is also a very nice track that I enjoy despite its obvious Beatlesque sound might have felt dated even by 1966-standards!

This album has basically a couple of fun tracks but the overall experience leaves a lot to be desired of, especially considering the music this band performed later on in their career. A Quick One is a good but non-essential release from the Who.

**** star songs: Run Run Run (2:42) Boris The Spider (2:28) So Sad About Us (3:01) A Quick One, While He's Away (9:10)

*** star songs: I Need You (2:24) Whiskey Man (2:57) Heatwave (1:54) Cobwebs And Strange (2:29) Don't Look Away (2:51) See My Way (1:52)

Rune2000 | 3/5 |

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