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Friday, March 27 2015

Counterbalance: The Who’s ‘The Who Sell Out’

What's for tea, darling? Darling, I said, What's for tea? It's a 1967 pop-art masterpiece. You're going to choke on it, too. A pioneer in the art of the concept album is this week's Counterbalance.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

We Aren’t the Mods and Other Sorry Tales of a Fashion Slave

I half-believed that if I went mod with enough gusto, a Lambretta would one day parachute itself onto my driveway. That was in 6th grade. I tried it again, as an adult, still hoping for that Lambretta.


Monday, April 22 2013

In Defense of the Rock Drummer

Bobby Gillespie said it best: You can't have a good band if you don't have a good drummer.


Sunday, September 30 2012

Out of My Brain on the Train: ‘Quadrophenia’

The Who’s Quadrophenia was always screaming out to be a movie.


Sunday, March 4 2012

I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others)—We’re Back!

The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.


Tuesday, November 22 2011

Pink Floyd: Animals

It's 1977. You're young and pissed off. If you wanted noise and petulance, you had the Sex Pistols. But if you really wanted to rattle some cages, you had Animals.


Sunday, November 6 2011

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.


Monday, October 31 2011

Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s ‘Tommy’ - 14 October 2011, Kansas City

Daltrey’s complete rendition of Tommy (1969) from start to finish was most probably a once in a lifetime experience for many; the crowd was certainly fortunate to witness such a genuine cultural happening.


Thursday, October 13 2011

Roger Daltrey Offers the Whole Version of ‘Tommy’

Tommy is not only one of the most acclaimed and defining works of the rock era, it is an enduring work that resonates on radio to this day where it has found multi-generational appeal.


Sunday, May 22 2011

The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.


The Year in Music: February 2010 (Mixed Media) [7.Dec.10]
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…Sell Me (Sound Affects) [23.May.09]
The Who at Kilburn: 1977 (Reviews) [30.Nov.08]
All My Loving (Reviews) [17.Sep.07]
The Who: Endless Wire (Reviews) [23.Oct.06]
The Who (Reviews) [1.Jun.04]
The Who: Quadrophenia (Reviews) [9.Mar.04]
The Who: Quadrophenia (Reviews) [6.Feb.04]
The Who: Tommy [Deluxe Edition] (Reviews) [15.Jan.04]
The Who: Live at Leeds (Reviews) [28.Jan.03]
The Who (Reviews) [11.Sep.02]
The Who: The Ultimate Collection (Reviews) [26.Jun.02]
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