Tuesday, April 29, 2008

25 Best of the Best Album : 21. Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy--The Who

The Who were grand conceptualists, owners of the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, but they were at their best with the junky old three-minute single.

This early collection of youthful frustration and sexual tension is more fun than their later songs where Pete Townshend focuses on his alcoholism, his mid-life crisis and concepts no one can explain, especially Townshend himself.

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