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The Who



3.34 | 30 ratings

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3 stars This is a collection of early Who singles, as well as a few of their other early songs. I think most people are pretty familiar with most of these songs by now. Unfortunately many of these singles have been played to death over the years by classic rock radio stations, as well as various advertisers. Despite being overexposed, these tracks still represent some of the best British pop-rock to come out in the late 60s.

Although many of these songs are straight-up 60s British RnB/rockers, other songs such as Happy Jack, The Seeker, I Can See for Miles and Pinball Wizard show the group moving in a more progressive direction. The early Who are often compared to The Kinks and The Small Faces, but there are also some similarities in their music to Syd Barret's quirky pop, some of the punky songs The Nice did when O'List was in the band and even some of the early Moody Blues' more rocking numbers.

If you buy the version of this CD that was released in 2007, or the original vinyl, you get a longer version of Magic Bus complete with re-channeled stereo effects. The song sounds much better in its longer more psychedelic version.

It is unfortunate that these songs have been so over-played because they used to be some of the most exciting music you could hear on an AM radio.

Easy Money | 3/5 |


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