Articles tagged the who

The Who’s ‘Lambert and Stamp’ Is a Murky Telling of an Unknown Chapter in Rock History

This film tells the story of two men who formed an unlikely partnership and persuaded The Who to sign with them, despite their lack of connections and experience in the industry.

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Pete Townshend: Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend

With the Who hitting their golden anniversary, we get another pocketing-picking Pete Townshend retrospective with two new songs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Out of My Brain on the Train: ‘Quadrophenia’

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

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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.

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22 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

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.

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6 Nov 2011 // 8:00 PM

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Counterbalance No. 33: The Who’s ‘Who’s Next’

In this edition of Counterbalance, Mendelsohn and Klinger play the tape machine, make the toast and tea, and enjoy a spirited debate about the Who’s 1971 tour de force. They’re all wasted!

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The Year in Music: February 2010

Let’s continue our look at the biggest events in music, one month at a time, with February 2010.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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With audiences of up to 150 million viewers, the Super Bowl is traditionally the highest-rated annual event on American TV. However, the reason for this has

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The Who, the Mods, and the Quadrophenia Connection

It may be that Quadrophenia is best digested as a missing socio-cultural link between postwar England and its strife-torn, IRA-fearing '70s.

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The Who: The Who Sell Out (Deluxe Edition)

Long before the Who could be heard on nearly every television and movie soundtrack, they lampooned their "sell out" status on this '67 classic, now remastered and re-released.

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Pete Townshend is selling (his soul), but who's buying? Not I.

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Back in 1972, the London Symphony Orchestra recorded a live version of the Who’s Tommy over two nights at London’s Rainbow Theatre. Many special

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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