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« on: October 23, 2003, 10:18:57 AM »
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No thread for one of the greatest bands ever. Well now there is. I quoted "Pinball Wizard" on the Songs In My Head thread not long ago.. So many of their songs are amazing.. Is there even sense in me listing them? It's like listing Scorsese movies on a Scorsese appreciation thread.. we all know the artist and naturally know the works.. but I guess if I'm presuming too much: My Generation, Baba O'Riley, The Kids Are Alright, etc. etc. No sense in listing them all. The Who is fucking fantastic.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2003, 11:04:20 AM »
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My favorites are "Pictures of Lily" and "I'm a Boy."
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2003, 11:13:32 AM »
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Won't Get Fooled Again contains one of the all-time best rock 'n roll screams...


Anybody get the latest dvd they put out? Townsend's little bit with Paul Weller was great.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2003, 11:19:23 AM »
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Pinball Wizzard, Baba O Reily, Behind Blue Eyes my favourites.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2003, 12:58:36 PM »
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I like how their music is used in summer of sam
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2003, 01:04:17 PM »
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Won't Get Fooled Again contains one of the all-time best rock 'n roll screams...


Very correct

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2003, 01:04:28 PM »
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They're one of the greatest rock bands of all time, no doubt. They're on a short list for me alongside The Beatles and The Ramones (although those bands could also be classified under pop music, something The Who avoided). But man...they need to hang it up. Especially now that Entwhistle's gone. I heard some of recordings from their last tour and it just sounded like old men trying too hard. Maybe seeing them live is different, but I won't be paying for a ticket to find out.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2003, 02:11:13 PM »
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They're one of the greatest rock bands of all time, no doubt. They're on a short list for me alongside The Beatles and The Ramones (although those bands could also be classified under pop music, something The Who avoided). But man...they need to hang it up. Especially now that Entwhistle's gone. I heard some of recordings from their last tour and it just sounded like old men trying too hard. Maybe seeing them live is different, but I won't be paying for a ticket to find out.


They can only be considered the second most shamelessly reunion-happy/cash-mad "classic" band in the world for as long as the Stones keep flogging the dead horse, though...
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2003, 02:12:32 PM »
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HEY! They still sound great.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2003, 03:48:41 PM »
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But man...they need to hang it up. Especially now that Entwhistle's gone. I heard some of recordings from their last tour and it just sounded like old men trying too hard. Maybe seeing them live is different, but I won't be paying for a ticket to find out.

As much as it pains me to put down my favorite band, yes, you're right.  I think they should have hung it up after their appearance at the Concert For New York 9/11 thing.  That shit was just amazing.  When Daltrey did 'Behind Blue Eyes,' I nearly burst into tears.

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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2003, 05:00:28 PM »
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one of the greatest bands ever.


Enough said. So many songs to choose from. "Won't get fooled again" not only has that fucking great scream, but also an amazing synthesizer solo along the way that's just brilliant.

Baba O'Riley, 5.15, I Can See For Miles, the whole "Tommy" album and the wonderful A Quick One, While He's Away - one of the best songs I've ever heard and yes, Wes Anderson helped a lot on that.
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2003, 06:25:07 PM »
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The first script I ever attempted to write was inspired by Behind Blue Eyes. Yeah, I fucking love The Who.

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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2003, 07:38:11 PM »
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The who?  :roll:

I love The Who. :(
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2003, 01:01:25 PM »
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The first script I ever attempted to write was inspired by Behind Blue Eyes. Yeah, I fucking love The Who.


Fuck..... I once tried to write a script inspired by Behind Blue Eyes... I never finished it. Basically, I just fucked it up big time.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2003, 07:23:09 PM »
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The albums you need to listen to are "Tommy", "Quadrophenia", and "Who's Next".  Pete Townshend is one of the greatest song writers ever, along with one of the greatest lyricists in the past 50 years.

 

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