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The Who, "Success Story"
Back in the studio to make our latest number one
Take two-hundred-and-seventy-six
You know, this used to be fun

The Who, "They Are All in Love"
Hey, goodbye all you punks
Stay young and stay high
Hand me my checkbook
And I'll crawl off to die


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Nov. 9th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
The Who By Numbers
Both songs off of 1975's "The Who By Numbers" LP. I've not listened to this album all the way through for 30+ years. You never hear anything on the radio from this album other than "Slip Kid" or "Squeeze Box" -- a ditty I've always considered a throw away song.

I've alwasy viewed this as a Townshend album -- despite "Success Story" being written by Entwistle. Is melancholy the correct word to describe it? Confessional perhaps? I'll take the angst of "Quadrophenia" and the musical brilliance of "Who's Next?" anytime -- the latter album being in my all time top 10 list.

Edited at 2012-11-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: The Who By Numbers
Quadrophenia is easily their best work; I don't think the question is even open for debate. But just as By Numbers is a Townshend album, Quadrophenia is Keith Moon's album, even though Pete wrote it.

As for Who's Next, it's a landmark album in my life, but I've heard it so many times that I just got tired of it. I can't deny it's a great record, though.

Give By Numbers a full spin when you get a chance. It has aged remarkably well, despite "Squeeze Box."
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