One of my favorites. From The Who’s film Quadrophenia. That’s right — Tommy isn’t the only movie they made. Though this one did not star any band members and had a limited release outside the UK. It did, however, star a not-yet-famous Sting as the Bell Boy character.
yes. you should. i will be waiting ever so intently.
well i’m working on it… although as i stated might be the case it’s not looking very good for things that actually came out in 2012 (though i can think of much more than i thought i could have, some of them i’ve listened to much less than other stuff). i have my top 4 slated so far for sure (well, i might swap spots of a couple) and the pool of stuff i have to draw from for the rest so far looks as follows:
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (2012)
alt-j (∆) - An Awesome Wave (2012)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
The Magnetic Fields - Distant Plastic Trees (1991)
ELO - Time (1981)
Kakkmaddafakka - Hest (2011)
Jukebox the Ghost - Everything Under the Sun (2010)
Jukebox the Ghost - Safe Travels (2012)
Harold Arlen - Stormy Weather (1943)
David Bowie - Earthling (2003)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind (2012)
The Beach Boys - That’s Why God Made The Radio (2012)
LCD Soundsytem - 45:33 (2007)
John Cale - Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (2012)
Give input/help me decide, people!
Rediscovering The Who Sell Out thanks to Matt’s Spotify Playlist Dudemanbro. You should check it out, DudemanbroGuy-Manthing.
Back when Roger Daltrey still sang with a sort of slight, even timid melodic eagerness compared to his later uber-macho persona.
And yes I now the Spotify player is obnoxiously large on Tumblr but come on this is an awesome cover
Strange days, my friends.
I just logged into last.fm for the first time in a while to find that The Mountain Goats have overtaken my #2 all-time listen spot (well, not really all-time, but since fall 2010) from The Who. I used to listen almost only to The Who back in high school and before. Well, The Who, other classic rock, and showtunes. Seeing so plainly on a chart how my music taste has evolved since I entered college (I only even learned who the Mountain Goats are from my talented all-around good guy suitemate Chris my freshman year) makes me feel a little uncomfortable and strangely guilty with myself. You can still see a few hangers-on from my pre-NYU period, like the Stones and She & Him and the Beach Boys. But still, it feels bad in a way.
That being said, about to go running while I listen to all of Live at Leeds and then maybe get back and put on Quadrophenia while I cook up some quinoa kale salad with some friends.
(Oh, and we’re not talking about what #1 is.)
“cousin kevin” is more of the under-appreciated hipster song compared to “fiddle about” in terms of john entwistle’s contributions on the Tommy album.
Me, just now, to Matt, who is now playing an unrelated song.
And, who did not respond.
The Spells, The Age Of Backwards EP, (1999).
Carrie Brownstein + The Who = the best.
An old friend of mine recently came across this blog and asked if I had “gone soft” given all the contemporary indie rock I’ve been writing about and old Beach Boys stuff I’ve been posting.
I could explain my thoughts about the state of modern music today, or offer analysis of Van Dyke Parks’ lyrics (crows, cornfields, palm desert & all) and argue that all this is anything but “soft” ….
…but I’ll just say The Who are still the best band ever in my mind period I don’t care what you say.
This epic but tender tune is so different with Pete singing it as opposed to Roger. Totally different feeling; I almost like it better, but that may just be my penchant for variety and change from what I’ve heard a thousand times before.