Happy 44th Anniversary on the date (this coming Tuesday) of the release in the U.K. of two of the Mount Rushmores of the Rock Canon: The Who and their masterpiece album (one of them, anyway), “Who’s Next”. Reading Pete Townshend’s candid, thoughtful, self-probing, and engagingly entertaining autobiography, “Who I Am,” only reinforces my appreciation for him as a truly brilliant, complicated, multi-talented songwriter and musical visionary. His little group wasn’t half bad, either.
RPM: Jonathan Perry's Life in Analog
The sound of a jet taking off? Nope, it’s just The Who in full flight.
Let’s face it. Cranking up the lucrative touring machine year in and year out is one thing. Producing compelling new music is another. And one middling new album in 30 years is certainly a far, far cry from the prolific flurry of epochal works…
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