Have a listen, won’t you? To John Entwistle’s isolated bass track for Won’t Get Fooled Again as performed in the film The Kids Are Alright.
Have a listen to John Entwistle’s isolated bass track for The Real Me from QUADROPHENIA.
Via THE WHO’s Facebook page. Someone took a bit of film footage during the Leeds gig… and subsequently painstakingly synced it to the released audio. This is an amazing 4:21 of The Who in their prime. Townshend wrangling his SG, Daltrey swinging that mike, a little bit of John in there, and watching Keith Moon’s happiness as he bashes his drum kit is just a joy to see. Don’t miss it.
An alternate promo shot for Keith Moon’s Two Sides of the Moon.
Is this the last photo of Paul McCartney and John Lennon together? Taken in 1974 in Santa Monica, along with Keith Moon (center) and Linda (left, holding pool cue). The true tale will fascinate you over at the “Just Backdated” blog here.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen this promo for Keith Moon’s debut single before. He looks like the lost Beach Boy in this photo.
"Your senses will never be the same!" — Tommy pinball machine from the film.
You thought you were the Bally table king, but you haven’t seen Tommy’s Mom’s pinball machine!
Wow is this poster… something.
BBC Radio 6 is running a series entitled
I’m Keith Moon, What’s Your Excuse?
Narrated by Phil Daniels (aka Jimmy from the Quadrophenia film)
We hear so much salacious gossip about feuds between musicians that this letter, spotted by Letters of Note, is a welcome antidote to all the negativity. Pete Townshend wrote his missive of praise for The Kinks after they supported The Who in Chicago, on Halloween 1969. Apparently, Ray Davies and co. were opening for a band that used to open for them because they’d been banned from touring the US back “over some Union hassle or Tax hassle” that ultimately hurt their fame stateside. (Chicagoist explains that Townshend is referring to a 1964 incident in which Davies clocked a musician’s union rep; our researchshows that the fight actually happened in ’65.) Among other compliments, the Who guitarist praised The Kinks’ then-new album,Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), writing, “I never thought they could ever best Village Green for sheer Kinksness but they appear to have done it.” Read the entire, adoring letter — typewritten on wonderfully kitschy Holiday Inn stationery — after the jump.
Pete Townshend enjoys the Kinks.
"You know, there’s nothing worse, when you’re trying to be serious, than to have a human wasp flying all over the studio.”
—Keith Moon of the Who, on the subject of costumed characters in the studio
You can hear Keith’s composiiton, WASP MAN, here. This song was the b-side of THE RELAY.
This story of Roger Daltrey meeting a 12-year-old WHO fan will jerk a tear to your eye. Click the pic to get hip.