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Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pete Townshends Book....anyone else?

Been reading Who I am PTs autobiography, enjoying it so far.
Up to the early days of The Who , I'm up to A quick one album....I must say among a lot of great songs they really did have some very ordinary tunes in that album.
Here's Pete with a Tele to make it relevant to the forum.

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I picked it up the other day....Really looking forward to reading it...Was fantastic to see them play Quadrophenia a couple of weeks ago...Could not believe how good it sounded..
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Read it when it was first released.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Read it a few weeks ago back to back with Neil's new one & Buddy Guy's book... All three well worth the time.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's Pete with a really nice Tele...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZ77w9bnm8
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Looking forward to reading it, mainly because I've always been impressed with Pete's candor and insight during interviews, even when his observations cast him in an unflattering light.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, just finishing it, really good
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 05:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is it called "who I am" ? I asked for it for Xmas!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nah,

Kinda lost my appetite for this dude in 2003.

Never liked the Who or PT anyway.

Gave me a headache.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Brett, you got something there, I kinda revisit artists over the years and try to pull the "gold" from the seams.
PTs turn at the moment, and sometimes I wonder HOW over WHO
As I mentioned in my first post, some really dodgy stuff in the mix.
Kinda hit their straps by Woodstock tho.
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I've read abut half of it. I find it interesting how seriously he takes everything. He doesn't seem like a fun guy. His perceptions about the Who's music are kind of way out there.

I love their music and his playing which is perhaps better than ever though.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to ask for it for Christmas.
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Here's a very blurry Pete eating a salad and talking on his cell phone backstage in Greensboro NC.
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Finishing it off. I'm more innerested in the guitars and equipment he's used over the years and why. I don't need to know about all the other stuff in his life.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I stopped after getting halfway through it. I'm just not that interested in his take on most things that happened around him. I really do like funny stories, insight into one's musical process, and behind the scenes takes on well-known events. He just comes across as way to unhappy and dis-satisfied with everyone and everything. It became a burden to pick up the book after a while. There is no other music auto-bio even close to this one. It was refreshing, I'll admit, to read about the bad consequences that stemmed from so-called funny events on the road, in particular, the birthday celebration for Moon where he drove a car into a swimming pool. It's a sign of his growth, I suppose you could say, that he now says it was a thoughtlessly stupid thing to do, and which had bad consequences after.
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I wouldn't support that sick pervert:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/...990179285.html
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Pete Townshend: He can't explain.
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So is this his book about child molestation he was "researching" a few years back? No? Gee, I wonder what happened to that project that never actually existed.
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He explains, and I'm satisfied.

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I wouldn't support that sick pervert:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/...990179285.html
Don't sit on the fence there eh - tell us what you really think about him.
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