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The Who Sell Out

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Fendereedo, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Fendereedo

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    Oh boy, I hadn’t heard about that. I’m a big fan of that album. I’ve resisted buying all these super deluxe reissues, mainly due to cost and sometimes because I already have collected the outtakes on bootlegs. I might have to splurge on this one, though. Thanks!
     
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    Glad to assist. I've bought all The Who, The Clash ones, and The Stone Roses one, so this was a given, as it's my Favourite album of theirs, it really shows you the path from the Shepherd's Bush mods to the Tommy era.
     
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    I love The Who but I've always found it one of their weakest albums.
     
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    Try getting the BBC sessions, that's really good.
     
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    Horses for courses I suppose. I've never been much of a fan of A Quick One which preceded it. There are a lot of strong outtakes on Sell Out, enough to have made a very solid double album. I still love it though, as my dad had a copy when I was growing up, and other than the My Generation album, which is a close second for me. I think there are some great melodies on there, but I think it can be thought of as weaker to some, sometimes it's just what you grew up with I suppose.
     
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    Bah! The Who sold out years ago with EVERYTHING they released after the album "Who's Next."

    You Better You Bet? ugh! The Kids are Alright? puke!
     
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    Yeah, I really didn't like A Quick One
     
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    True fans may want to supplement the super deluxe box set with Petra Haden’s all vocal version of the album. Pete Townsend is a big fan.
     
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    Yeah, I've got that. It's a good album in it's own right.
     
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    I agree it’s what you grew up with. My Generation and Sell Out were two of my first albums. Sell out made me learn to listen to the other than radio friendly songs that groups put out. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    It's literally got 3 maybe 4 decent songs on it.
     
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    I pretty much agree, but liked Quadrophenia a lot, but it was down hill from there. I liked the recent album though, that had a lot of good stuff on it, but that's jmo.
     
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    Quadrophenia is in my top three Who albums......plus it was a great film, unlike the catastrophe of Tommy. ;)
     
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    Love The Who but oddly “Sell Out” is not one of my favorites.
    I actually dismissed them until Who’s Next.
    Great Band and I think Townshend is a creative genius.
     
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    The Who Sell Out is my favourite Who album. I was never the biggest fan of the stadium rock stuff that was ushered in on Who's Next. Tommy is great, but I prefer all the liver versions I've heard so that album is tainted for me that way.

    However, all these reissues and box sets smell like cash grabs to me. Not that I blame them for it, I just won't buy them.

    Last new Who release I got was that Live at Leeds deluxe 2CD version that had all of Tommy on one disc. Pretty amazing performance.
     
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    Well, I like The Who Sell Out. It is definitely not my favorite Who album, but it brings something different to the party and laid the groundwork for future great things to come.

    (1) "Rael" is the birth of "Sparks" from Tommy. (2) "Mary-Anne With the Shaky Hands" - I laughed my tail off over and over listening to that one. And it sure sounds to me like it influenced the Jam's "Liza Radley". (3) "I Can See For Miles" ... good thing they got that one in before the U.K. went metric. Great tune. Rumor is that Paul McCartney loved the raunchier sounding version released on 45 RPM single so much that it motivated him to write "Helter Skelter." It isn't Who's Next or Quadrophenia, but it is a good album in its own right.

    I'll have to check out this box set.
     
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    Well I guess the Deluxe box set version is now just a paperweight. Make way for the Super Deluxe Box Set. ;)
     
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