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iT'S HARD..DAMNED RIGHT IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO CHANGE..
on 9 October 2015
The cover really says it all,4 band members staring to the front/future and clearly trying to leave the pinball wizard as depicted in the photo,behind them.
It's always amazed me how Daltrey can belittle people he works with/come in to the WHO FAMILY.to the detriment of his and the bands future..in this case Kenney Jones,who was in the impossible position of "do I play like Moonie,or do I play my way.."either way it seems would have upset Daltrey..He has also over the years has bad mouthed producers (Glyn Johns) and basically any backing vocalist,or other musician that has tried to broaden the sound.
This was and continues to be a good solid mixed album..which sadly most Who fans weren't that keen on..It really must do Townshends nut in..trying to expand the breadth of the Who's songs,and at the same time for some reason stay loyal(ish) to the original fans.Why is beyond me..as I only came to the WHO with WHO'S NEXT,..Live at Leeds and then worked backwards..until I was well acquainted with them,and upto date when Quadrophenia came out,which I loved and still do,same to varying degrees the not too
many albums,like this that have come since...Tommy I can take or leave..(GASP).
Poor Townshend for years he has been stuck in the situation where when other bands sound like/remind listeners of the Who..that sound is missed..Yet when they try and do something Who'ish people say they should move on sound different,..yet when they do..it gets slated as this did..Seems that Townshend is stuck between wanting to expand the type of songs the Who do..and keeping his favoured singer happy..sort of stuck between a FACE and a hardcase.