Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Who - Happy Jack CD (album) cover

HAPPY JACK

The Who

 

Proto-Prog

2.76 | 9 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

toroddfuglesteg
2 stars I bought this '7 at the local cancer benefit shop well over thirty years ago and just gave it a spin again on my USB driven record player. Which was a blast.

Happy Jack is a happy/sad/violent song about a donkey called Jack or perhaps Happy Jack which was spending his life on the beach in a British seaside resort, ferrying snotty, ungrateful kids on the beach. This for me goes under the label "animal cruelty" and I believe this has now been banned from the British sea side resorts...............

...........Anyway..............

The two minutes song has a decent, funny melody line delivered by Roger Daltrey with a very violent undertone delivered by the rest of the band. Which reminds us all that The Who was a part of the Mods culture.

The B side Whiskey Man is more a standard rock tune which does not impress me. But I really like Happy Jack though. Still, this '7 is collectors only due to both songs being available on studio albums and best off compilations. So a 2 stars is sufficient.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this THE WHO review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives