Sunday Metal 9-13-2020

It was late 1967. I was on the USS Comstock (LSD-19) somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I had a transistor radio and I picked up a radio station and this was playing. Wow! Who the heck is this? Great song! First time I ever heard The Who.

8 comments on “Sunday Metal 9-13-2020

  1. One of Keith Moon’s better efforts, once you understood that he played drum riffs rather than setting a steady rhythm for the rest of the band.

    And Entwhistle, of course, actually played his bass more like a guitar than any typical bass player could possibly handle – I love watching his fingers absolutely fly across those frets!

    I’ve seen them in numerous cities across the country in the 70’s and early 80’s – actually saw them play an encore in the old Chicago Stadium, back when they NEVER did that, on the Quadrophrenia tour. One of the very first laser light shows, back in 1975. Simply awesome.

    • And talk about being relevant today!

      We’ll be fighting in the streets
      With our children at our feet
      And the morals that they worship will be gone
      And the men who spurred us on
      Sit in judgement of our wrong
      They decide and the shotgun sings the song

      I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
      Take a bow for the new revolution
      Smile and grin at the change all around
      Pick up my guitar and play
      Just like yesterday
      Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
      We don’t get fooled again

      The change, it had to come
      We knew it all along
      We were liberated from the fold, that’s all
      And the world looks just the same
      And history ain’t changed
      ‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the last war

      I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
      Take a bow for the new revolution
      Smile and grin at the change all around
      Pick up my guitar and play
      Just like yesterday
      Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
      We don’t get fooled again
      No, no!

      I’ll move myself and my family aside
      If we happen to be left half alive
      I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
      Oh I know that the hypnotized never lie
      Do ya?

      There’s nothing in the streets
      Looks any different to me
      And the slogans are replaced, by the bye
      And a parting on the left
      Is now a parting on the right
      And the beards have all grown longer overnight

      I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
      Take a bow for the new revolution
      Smile and grin at the change all around
      Pick up my guitar and play
      Just like yesterday
      Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
      We don’t get fooled again
      Don’t get fooled again
      No, no!

      Meet the new boss
      Same as the old boss

  2. Damn shame about the child porn/bisexual shit in 2002 that surfaced surrounding The Who. By the way, where’s Tom Hanks, and why did he delete three years of tweets?

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