The WHO! 50th (approx lol) Year Anniversary - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-10-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
Blue Crack Supplier
 
dazzledbylight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the sound dancing - w Bono & Edge :D
Posts: 33,003
Local Time: 06:14 PM
The WHO! 50th (approx lol) Year Anniversary

Let's get this Par-TEEeeeeee Rolling!


All Who Fans Welcome!

New, Longtime, Superfans etc

Shows, waiting on line tales (u know ye olden days), the Songs, The Albums
The New Tour Upcoming, personal Meet-ups and more?
(But lets not overdo the bitching )


Me - Superfan Verrrry longtime!

Well as much as a "girl" at 14 yrs back in 1967 whos parents were a touch protective.

i can't remember if they wouldn't let me go to ?Fox Theater show w Murray the K

but my dad drove me and friends to Westbury LI to see them first time 1968!

it was the last time they wore thir Pip FInery in the NYC area
Roge Red velvet suit and ruffled shirt
Pete Spangled Jacket & ?ruffled shirt
the Ox don't remember
Moon ? a bullseye T-shirt

My cuz grabbed a drumstick after the show
2 more gigs that years

will have 2 post another (tricky) day (hopefully tomorrow) for those 2 hihs
__________________

__________________
dazzledbylight is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2015, 07:09 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,011
Local Time: 03:14 PM
So excited to be looking at this thread title for the next whatever number of months.
__________________

__________________
lazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2015, 05:22 AM   #3
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,505
Local Time: 07:14 PM
Didn't like the whole tickets going on sale over a year before the actual tour starts thing. That's stupid.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2015, 05:26 PM   #4
Blue Crack Supplier
 
dazzledbylight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the sound dancing - w Bono & Edge :D
Posts: 33,003
Local Time: 06:14 PM
the time before tix sales in general has gotten longer in between at least for some performers

MY suburban cousin actually turned me on to the Who... The Who Sell Out and or Happy Jack, Usually i was the "hip" city cousin.


SO my next 2 gigs that yr 68

My parents ( was 14 yrs ) let me go with a friend to see them at Singer Bowl now known more as a tennis stadium

they were 2nd Act of 3... the lead being The Doors! Morrison was drunk and the set was shorter than usual So some people threw chairs for that etc

there was a revolving stage of which got stuck while the Who were on ...
in Opposite to where I was

dressed all in whte... sounded good.

Last for that year The Shaeffer Music Festival in Central Park (skating rink)

My mom took me to that! Great show!

But BEING 1968 they certainly took some of he pain of that year away... and into early 1969 with the moon landing in that year coming uop

I lost track of them TILL I heard they were making Tommy.

I got to one of the Filmore East
Tommy shows! omg !

more on that next time!

Just saw they're returning to NYC in the Fall i might try for that ( $ issues)
I do plan to stand outside of Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *(WHo's Next Tour July 71!!! )

__________________
dazzledbylight is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #5
Blue Crack Supplier
 
dazzledbylight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the sound dancing - w Bono & Edge :D
Posts: 33,003
Local Time: 06:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
So excited to be looking at this thread title for the next whatever number of months.
u know where to find us
__________________
dazzledbylight is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 01:34 PM   #6
War Child
 
RaisedByWolves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cedarwood Road
Posts: 880
Local Time: 11:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dazzledbylight View Post
Let's get this Par-TEEeeeeee Rolling!


All Who Fans Welcome!

New, Longtime, Superfans etc

Shows, waiting on line tales (u know ye olden days), the Songs, The Albums
The New Tour Upcoming, personal Meet-ups and more?
(But lets not overdo the bitching )


Me - Superfan Verrrry longtime!

Well as much as a "girl" at 14 yrs back in 1967 whos parents were a touch protective.

i can't remember if they wouldn't let me go to ?Fox Theater show w Murray the K

but my dad drove me and friends to Westbury LI to see them first time 1968!

it was the last time they wore thir Pip FInery in the NYC area
Roge Red velvet suit and ruffled shirt
Pete Spangled Jacket & ?ruffled shirt
the Ox don't remember
Moon ? a bullseye T-shirt

My cuz grabbed a drumstick after the show
2 more gigs that years

will have 2 post another (tricky) day (hopefully tomorrow) for those 2 hihs
Wow! Congrats. Early 80's for me but this band. What's everyone favorite albums?

#1 Who's Next

#2 Quadrophenia

#3 The Who Sell Out

#4 Tommy

#5 My Generation

#6 A Quick One

#7 Who Are You

#8 Face Dances

#9 The Who By Numbers

#10 It's Hard

#11 Endless Wire


Cheers!
__________________
RaisedByWolves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 09:04 PM   #7
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,052
Local Time: 10:14 AM
I've only heard Who Sell Out, Who's Next and Quadrophenia. The latter is in my top five all-time, Who's Next is extremely good and Who Sell Out has some great, great tracks but I find it very hit and miss overall.
__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 11:17 AM   #8
War Child
 
RaisedByWolves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cedarwood Road
Posts: 880
Local Time: 11:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobl04 View Post
I've only heard Who Sell Out, Who's Next and Quadrophenia. The latter is in my top five all-time, Who's Next is extremely good and Who Sell Out has some great, great tracks but I find it very hit and miss overall.
Agreed. All though mostly very solid "The Who Sell Out" does contain some oddities that deduct points but I seem to connect to this album for some strange reason. Perhaps "Tommy" in third spot should have been the more obvious choice as it is generally considered one of the groups best.
__________________
RaisedByWolves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 04:43 PM   #9
Blue Crack Supplier
 
dazzledbylight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the sound dancing - w Bono & Edge :D
Posts: 33,003
Local Time: 06:14 PM
not enuff time for the Filmore Tommy gig so

will list my
4 fav albums from them

Who's Next

Quadrophrenia

Tommy

Who are You

?? maybe WHo by Numbers (at #5) Have think through the rest
because 1 - 4 ARE so strong for me.


QUad wins over Tommy by i guess a few squeaks I love the various styles of sings on section of Quad related to jobs,not being well off, getting a head etc

The Dirty Jobs, Is it in My Head, Helpless Dancer, etc snd whats being said...

understood mre and more of that as I got into my 30's vs when Quad first came out

really such a FIERCE and sometimes so tender and plaintive album

Tommy almost gets to #3 bc of the incredible music but also the incredible Tommy performance from The Filmore EWast in 1969
the 2 kind of meld together for me

But quad has even a greater variety of incredible music on it so i guess it squeaks by to #3
__________________
dazzledbylight is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 05:37 PM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,449
Local Time: 05:14 PM
Tommy is the quintessential album where the concept comes at the expense of the music. Quadrophenia is an improvement in every way and a tremendous all-around record.

Aside from Quadrophenia, The Who are more of a singles band, I think. Those early ones in compilation make for a stellar pop record.
__________________
iron yuppie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 11:58 PM   #11
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,505
Local Time: 07:14 PM
The WHO! 50th (approx lol) Year Anniversary

I liked Tommy a lot when I was a kid. I still like some things on it, but when compared with Quadrophenia it's not even close. In terms of cohesive double album rock opera type things, Tommy is like The Wall to me: overrated, loaded with filler, and hardly something I feel the need to listen to. Quadrophenia, however, that one is my 2nd favorite album by any band ever. Love that one in its entirety, obviously that makes it my favorite album of theirs.

Whenever a discussion on ...by numbers has gone down in an RMT thread, I've always taken the side of it being a really good album. Now, I don't know how to stack that against the early stuff at all. As an album, I'll take The Who By Numbers over The Who Sell Out in a heart beat. But those early singles? It really doesn't get much better than a lot of those songs. Not now, not ever. I Can't Explain (one of my favorite songs ever btw), The Kids Are Alright, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, I'm a Boy, etc. Classics for a reason. And it goes without saying that those last two Keith Moon-less albums don't get to be included in the conversation when talking about the rest of their catalog (same goes with Endless Wire. I keep forgetting it even exists). I do find It's Hard to be absolutely listenable, and a decent album. But damn that thing sounds dated in a way that the even older material does not. Who's Next has great songs. But it's like Born in the USA, a collection of good songs and not really an awesome album. I do have a nostalgia-clouded great memory of hearing "Won't get Fooled Again" for the first time, but this is clearly tl;dr already. And it apparently does not matter how many times I listen to "Baba O'Riley," it is virtually impossible for me to tire of that song.


I fucking hate Magic Bus.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 12:43 AM   #12
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,052
Local Time: 10:14 AM
I have never been a fan of their earlier 60s sound, I've never been a fan of that light pop style in general, whether it be The Who or The Beatles (Rubber Soul is the earliest Beatles album I've heard in full) or whoever. It just does absolutely nothing for me, which is why I find Who Sell Out to be hit-and-miss.

Who's Next and Quadrophenia are both fucking amazing though. Baba O'Riley is absolutely one of the best songs ever.
__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 01:49 AM   #13
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,817
Local Time: 03:14 PM
Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy is a classic compilation that tops most of their discography. I'm proud to own that on vinyl. Early Who was awesome even if the pre-Who's Next stuff is inconsistent outside of Who Sell Out, which I still consider grade A. That album is a gem. Song for song it's not their best, but the overall experience is more charming than anything else in their discography and underlines how their personality as a group separated them from their peers.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 02:09 AM   #14
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,052
Local Time: 10:14 AM
I'd also highly recommend the deluxe edition of Who's Next for anyone who doesn't have it. So many great bonus tracks on that, Pure and Easy and Water in particular.
__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 08:11 AM   #15
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,498
Local Time: 06:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWasBored View Post
.


I fucking hate Magic Bus.
The studio version is rather meh, but the Live at Leeds version is all kinds of great. Testament to why they were perhaps the greatest live rock band of all time.
__________________

__________________
Hewson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
the who

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com