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Energetic and versatile eponymous first album in over a decade from rock veterans The Who
Back in 1965 The Who cheerfully sang, “I hope I die before I get old” in their smash hit single, 'My Generation'.
Well, the band's drummer Keith Moon died just thirteen years later, aged 32. And bassist John Entwistle didn't grow old either – he died in 2002, aged 57.
But, happily, singer Roger Daltrey (now 75) and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend (74) are still with us - and performing strongly!
'Who' is their first new album for more than a decade - and it has a vitality and energy that belies their advanced years.
'All This Music Must Fade' is an object lesson in how to kick off a rock album – a powerful, upbeat and innovative song that sets the scene.
The bluesy 'Ball and Chain' is about the Guantanamo detention centre in Cuba while Detour is lighter - almost old-style pop – and demonstrates the continuing versatility of The Who's two original members!
Townshend sings the lead like someone fifty years younger on the orchestral pop track 'I'll Be Back'.
On the showing on this album, let us hope they are - and soon.
All This Music Must Fade
Ball and Chain
I Don't Wanna Get Wise
Beads On One String
Hero Ground Zero
I'll Be Back
Break The News
Rockin' In Rage
She Rocked My World
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