Post by Ineedanewname on May 12, 2020 11:51:14 GMT
Those little explosive instrumental sections found in the midst of some of the band's early songs. Which is your favourite?
My vote goes to The Kids Are Alright. When I first discovered this track I was aware of it only from the edited version appearing on Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy, which has its instrumental section reduced to just a couple of crashing chords. Then one day I stumbled over a used copy of the UK release of the My Generation album, and midway through this track (the unedited version) I suddenly found myself wondering what the hell was going on. I hadn't heard the noise extended like this before....but I knew I didn't want it to stop! I literally wallowed in that newly found barrage of powerchord detonations.
So that's why my vote goes to The Kids Are Alright, a song which in all other respects I can pretty much take or leave.
So what's yours favourite outburst of controlled Who noise?
And if your choice is not listed in the poll, because I know I've probably missed some out, feel free to give it a mention in the thread...
Kids are alright for me. It’s a song that for me has changed over the years. From first listening to the who as a kid in the early/mid 80s those “old ones” blended into one for a while. Then I saw a distinction amongst them, but it still wasn’t particularly special. And on a tour they did the long 10/15min version in early 00s which was interesting But it’s only in the last 3-5yrs I’m seeing the song in a totally different light and it could be influenced by the last two tours. Just a standout early track for me now The energy, the bass, the lyric, the feeling of it being played by a band and not a performance or overly edited track