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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by 57fenderstrat, Sep 13, 2019.
Pete cannot be rated highly enough IMO. I like to think of his work mostly with the Who before Keith Moon died and his early solo albums and maybe that isn't "fair" but it works for me.
He's one of my favorites. There is so much to discuss, but I think I really like the ones where he seems to me experiencing mid-30's self-loathing. "Slit Skirts", for instance, and "The Sea Refuses No River" are especial favorites along those lines.
Yes ! The sea refuses no river has the best lyrics. Glow girl is awesome too.
My fave: Pete playing a song about a guitar.
the studio version:
That was brilliant. Thanks for posting!
I play in an acoustic duo, and my mate and I always struggled to put this together with two guitars. Should be easy, but we both had differing ideas on how to play it, so it got scrapped. This performance has inspired me to give it a go with just the one guitar -me playing, and my mate singing.
I think I've under appreciated this thread. I was a big Who fan in my youth. My first electric guitar was some cheap Japanese SG knock off cos I loved Pete so much. Total inspiration on my musical upbringing and later very influential on my mindset. I totally loved the attitude they promoted.
Here's a brilliant number!
Live At Leeds is my all-time favorite live album. These two acoustic performances of later material are mesmerizing to me.
Glad you enjoyed it! Pete played three numbers - I prefer his singing this to Tina:
Great songs and versions that was a great let’s see action !
The first time I heard “I Can See For Miles” I was stunned. Still my favorite.
This is on of my favorite electric Pete videos , he’s really fired up and gets pretty vulgar haha I love the crisp tone of his chords
Awesome! Thanks for posting this as I've never seen this show.
My favorite PT moment would be whatever the first time I saw PT do the windmill on Baba O Reilly <sp?>
Consequently, one of my respected co-workers calls me Pete Townshend, it’s a bit annoying.
Annoying respected friend, please pick another guitar hero to call me. Maybe Ted Nugent?
I posted Substitute earlier, but this has a,ways been my favorite.
And I always liked this one too. First heard it on a juke box in Georgetown in D.C. around ‘70-‘71. They had it mislabeled as My Wife so I never knew what the name of it was till years later.
Posted this before, but hey...you can't have too much of this
At 7.46 - Pete in flight - wonderful!
Excellent picks !
The Who blew The Stones off the stage that night..
In my opinion, one of the most important songwriters in rock history.
Who's Next, the greatest rock record, front to back
Empty Glass is one of the best records of the 1980's...I wore the vinyl out....freaking amazing album.
I really like Pete as well. I grew up listening to the Who and always liked them and at a certain point took them for granted. In the early 80's I had some roommates who were "up" on contemporary post-Moon Who, but I kinda stopped paying attention after "You Better You Bet" or something. Never listened to much of his solo stuff.
Then about 10 years ago I got the deluxe version of "Live at Leeds" which blew my mind and also "Who's Next" which includes a live CD from late 70's I think that is just killer. Quadrophenia is great too and it's not a bad movie. Tommy, on the other hand (cough)... was not one of my faves but the subject matter is pretty dark and weird.