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WHO'S NEXT

The Who

 

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4.41 | 565 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I remember well the first time THE WHO announced they were doing a farewell tour and at that time their last North American date was to be in Toronto 80 miles south from where I live. Of course they would go on to have a few farewell tours (haha), but I remember all my friends getting caught up in the hype that the band was soon to be no more, and you could go and see this historic concert if you could get a ticket. My friends were buying THE WHO records and that's all I heard for about a month. I never owned one of THE WHO's albums back then because there were songs I liked and songs I didn't like. I just didn't like what I heard enough to put out the money. My loss I guess. I did finally get this one in the nineties, and it really does seem like a greatest hits album. The cover in my opinion is one of the worst i've ever seen, but it's about the music isn't it. Like a lot of really popular records some of these songs have really been overplayed on the radio, but they have stood up well over time.

"Baba O'Riley" is a song that should have been called "Teenage Wasteland" you would have thought, that title would even have sounded better, but what do I know. Some violin and synths on this one, but it's the lyrics and Daltrey's vocals that steal the show. All of these songs are good in my opinion even the Entwistle composed and sung "My Wife". "The Song Is Over" opens with reserved vocals and piano, but kicks in later. "Behind Blue Eyes" is simply beautiful with some nice acoustic guitar melodies. I love the intro to "Won't Get Fooled Again".4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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