The Who’s main songwriter, windmill ax-man and all-around keeper of the flame, Pete Townshend presented his Psychoderelict concept album to the world in 1993.
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Classics like “Baba O’Riley” are huge and ballsy as ever, “Who Are You” not the best moment for Daltery vocally, but Townshend’s noodling under the keys is fun. There’s Quadraphenia moments, Jones especially loud and strong executing rolls on “The Punk And The Godfather”, Townshend wailing through “Love Reign O’er Me,” the rarity “Tattoo” is a true duet between Townshend and Daltrey.
Of course as you’d expect “See Me Feel Me” plods through, slightly lackluster (though again, Jones is on it!) and we get “Won’t Get Fooled Again” “Young Man’s Blues” and even “Naked Eye” (another not hit Who classic.)
The bonus CD includes three songs from the first night of The Who’s 2-night stand at Shea (the night I was at…yes, I am that old) with tunes My Generation (2) A Man Is A Man (3) 5.15
Even with a flawed recording it is obvious there was a time when rock was not dead.
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