The Who's "mini-operas"...

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  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    ...I love 'em.




     
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    Have you listened to the Pretty Things “SF Sorrow”? Supposedly Townshend sniped the idea from them
     
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    Just thinking of, how incredible The Who was, before they got into this.

    Gimme the early radio hits, please.
     
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    No. I'll check it out. Thanks. Story I always heard was that it was Kit Lambert's idea.
     
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    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    If memory serves, part of Rael was adapted for the Underture in Tommy.
    I was always a big fan of The Who Sell Out. That was one of my vinyls that went missing. I still blame my sister, or rather her friend, when I went overseas for my junior year at college.
     
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    And, I believe there is a bit of "Pinball Wizard" in "A Quick One".
     
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    The last ten tracks on Endless Wire form the mini-opera Wire and Glass. It's not as well known as "A Quick One While He's Away", and not nearly as mini, but I've always enjoyed listening to it.
     
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    These are both pretty early. Released in '66 and '67, respectively.
     
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    I'm so glad Pete didn't get to include "the one" song that tied all of Who's Next into some kind of opera/whatever.
     
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    Pete's always been a great storyteller, master of the three minute novel.
     
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    I love these, AND Tommy, and even MORE Quadrophenia.......but Psychoderelict doesn't get near the respect it should.
     
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    I love playing "A Quick One" - when I'm in practice. Now if I could sing it while I'm playing.

    Maybe someday.
     
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    That first clip. That’s from The Rolling Stones Rock N Roll Circus if I’m not mistaken. Great concert (I’ve seen the recording obviously) but very fun to watch. I actually convinced myself to buy it. I’ve watched it numerous times. Still love every bit of it.
     
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    That Stones Rock and Roll Circus live version of “A Quick One” is awesome! I’ve always felt that it is one of the best live performances by any band ever captured on film.
     
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    This has to be one of the greatest live performances ever filmed. The Who were at their best when they were a wily gang of reckless hooligans breaking stuff.

    I also love how they legendarily blew foppish dandies the Rolling Stones out of the room.
     
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    Are you talking about "Pure and Easy"? It showed up in the coda of "The Song Is Over".

    But...as great as Lifehouse could have been, I'm glad it was distilled to the Who's Next album.
     
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    I think that was the full blown concept album "opera". SF Sorrow came out about six months before Tommy.
     
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    My favourite is Wire and Glass on Endless Wire
     
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