View Full Version : The Who Return With 1st Album Since 1982

10-20-2006, 08:30 AM
[Breitbart.com (http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/10/19/D8KRRUJG0.html)] Most of the 24 years since the last time the Who released a new album passed with the group's creative force, guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend, believing there would never be another one. That doesn't mean no one tried _ with almost comically dysfunctional results.

Although the Who is down to only two original members in Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey, the first disc to carry the group's name since 1982 is set for release at the end of October. "Endless Wire" is familiar in its crunchy rock 'n' roll and literary aspirations; half is a rock opera based on a mini-novel Townshend wrote and distributed online.

From "My Generation," to "Baba O'Riley" to "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Who Are You," it's a daunting legacy to live up to.

Townshend has always considered live performances as important a part of the Who's legacy as recordings, and the band has sporadically performed both before and after bassist John Entwistle's death in He said he never wanted to release an album that he wasn't sure was good, and he couldn't say that for the previous two, including aptly titled "It's Hard."

"I've just been waiting," he told The Associated Press, "waiting, I suppose, for science to take over and give me the right to have another baby as a 60-year-old woman and suddenly it's arrived and there's a baby and it feels good. It think it's a good record. It feels like a record I may have made way back, back in 1968 or 1970."

The wait may have been longest for Daltrey, who's always been impatient for new Townshend songs to sing.

"Roger would say, `all we have to do is get in the studio and play and the music will happen' and I'd have to say to him, `No, Roger, it won't," Townshend said. "So we would try it, the music wouldn't come and he'd have another press conference where he'd claim to have written four songs and I said, `can I hear them?'

"He'd say, `it's about this and that' and I'd say, `No, Roger, I want to hear them.'" Came the reply: "Well... they're not quite finished."

10-20-2006, 11:17 AM
I heard a couple of songs, Rogers voice sounds better then it has in years.

10-20-2006, 12:00 PM
without keith moon the who is not the who

Rocky Raccoon
10-20-2006, 01:39 PM
I heard a couple of songs, Rogers voice sounds better then it has in years.


saw them in concert and thought he sounded good.