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    Greatest The Who Song

    Continuing the recent trend. What’s everyone’s favourite The Who song?

    The classics like My Generation, I Can’t Explain, 5:15, Who Are You, Pinball Wizard etc etc stand up against any other bands IMO.

    Some of my favourites, although not necessarily their best songs, are The Seeker, Pictures Of Lily & Bargain.


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    I can see for miles

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    Baba O'Riley.

    Close it again.

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    I'm struggling to see past Won't Get Fooled Again and Baba O'Riley.

    From the earlier days I've always loved The Kids Are Alright and Pictures Of Lily although Substitute was probably my favourite at the time.

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    Substitute

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    Baba O’Riley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    I'm struggling to see past Won't Get Fooled Again and Baba O'Riley.

    From the earlier days I've always loved The Kids Are Alright and Pictures Of Lily although Substitute was probably my favourite at the time.
    Substitute is a great song.

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    The seeker.

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    I Can't Explain, although it's pretty much stolen goods from the Kinks , I Can See for Miles and Pictures of Lily from the early days. Also love their version of Heatwave.

    There are loads of excellent songs on Tommy, but the rather tinny studio versions don't compare with later live outputs when Daltry's singing has really matured - talking about I'm Free, Amazing Journey, Sparks and Sensation.

    Just about anything on Who's Next is outstanding but sticking out on an album of stick-outs are Bargain, Love Ain't for the Keeping and The Song is Over. By the way, compare Daltry's singing on W'sN to Tommy. Night and day.

    From Quodrophenia, The Real Me stands out, and that's saying something on that album.

    The Who by Numbers is an album that's grown on me over the years. Worth a listen if you don't know it. Townshend's songwriting, on stuff like Imagine a Man and Dreaming from the Waist is as good as anything he ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsk View Post
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    I Can't Explain, although it's pretty much stolen goods from the Kinks , I Can See for Miles and Pictures of Lily from the early days. Also love their version of Heatwave.

    There are loads of excellent songs on Tommy, but the rather tinny studio versions don't compare with later live outputs when Daltry's singing has really matured - talking about I'm Free, Amazing Journey, Sparks and Sensation.

    Just about anything on Who's Next is outstanding but sticking out on an album of stick-outs are Bargain, Love Ain't for the Keeping and The Song is Over. By the way, compare Daltry's singing on W'sN to Tommy. Night and day.

    From Quodrophenia, The Real Me stands out, and that's saying something on that album.

    The Who by Numbers is an album that's grown on me over the years. Worth a listen if you don't know it. Townshend's songwriting, on stuff like Imagine a Man and Dreaming from the Waist is as good as anything he ever did.
    I think my first ever compilation album, was Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. It was one of these Readers Digest purchased, where you got “tapes” for 75p, if you bought 3 full priced albums per year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    I think my first ever compilation album, was Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. It was one of these Readers Digest purchased, where you got “tapes” for 75p, if you bought 3 full priced albums per year
    Good album. Had it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroxburnHibee View Post
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    Wont get fooled again.

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    Aas a child of the 60s, The Who were band number three on the best Brit bands list behind The Beatles and The Stones.

    The Kinks were number four, closely followed by The Small Faces.

    There were so many great Who songs. See Me, Feel Me is my favourite. The way it goes into Listening To You is one of the great moments in rock.
    Last edited by heretoday; 20-05-2020 at 07:15 PM.

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    My brother gave me a dvd with hundreds of MP3 tracks on it. One of the tracks shows up as Barbara O'Reilly 😂

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    The Real Me.

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    No mentions for You Better You Bet, Anyway Anhow Anywhere, I Can See For Miles, The Kids Are Alright 🤔🤨

    Talking of Tommy, I also like Acid Queen & Sally Simpson, but they’re better as part of the whole of the album than in their own right.

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    I just can't get into The Who at all. Of course there are a couple of songs I find OK, but generally their music just doesn't do it for me.

    I'm the same with The Doors.

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    I just can't get into The Who at all. Of course there are a couple of songs I find OK, but generally their music just doesn't do it for me.

    I'm the same with The Doors.
    Favourite Who track---5.15
    Can't bloody stand The Doors

    Side note, anybody heard The Hu? *****lian band I can best describe as a kind of lightweight Rammstein. I absolutely love them.

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    Oh for Christ sake this word filter is beyond belief sometimes. The Hu, a band from a country bordered by China and Russia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    I just can't get into The Who at all. Of course there are a couple of songs I find OK, but generally their music just doesn't do it for me.

    I'm the same with The Doors.
    I'm the same with the Who.

    The Doors are my favourite goto music though.
    Tracks like Roadhouse Blues and Who Scared you are fantastic.

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    I love The Who. I'd find it hard to choose one track over everything else. The singles are all pretty well known and Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia being the best known. I love Who's next, Blue, Red and Gray one of many outstanding numbers, and The Who Sell Out. Proper pop art. Fantastic track near the end called Sunrise. Their biggest hit is on that one I can sew for miles. Shoulda got to No 1.

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