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Wow! Thanks for the recommendations! :) I'm going to check it out in the order that you mentioned! :D I listened to the song "My Generation" last night on a music channel (I think it was Juice TV or something) which airs classic rock songs late at night...I liked what I heard to be honest and since my tastes in music are really similar to my dad's (when it comes to classic rock that is), I'm pretty sure that The Who is going to become another one of my favourite bands! :D

Stick with me kid and you are in good hands. Go take a look at the 8mm footage from May 30th 1977. I was there. I have been to so many concerts I have lost count. The best and the most relevant was that one. Seeing Led Zeppelin. But seeing the Who twice wasnt bad either. You are all right. I added you to my friends list if you dont mind? Rick

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Stick with me kid and you are in good hands. Go take a look at the 8mm footage from May 30th 1977. I was there. I have been to so many concerts I have lost count. The best and the most relevant was that one. Seeing Led Zeppelin. But seeing the Who twice wasnt bad either. You are all right. I added you to my friends list if you dont mind? Rick

You're a pretty awesome guy Rick! :D It sure must have been a blast seeing Led Zep and The Who live in concert countless number of times during the glory days! B) I guess after seeing all these legendary bands in concert while they were at their prime, I really don't blame you for saying that some of the "mainstream" stuff being produced today is crap! ;) And thanks for the friend request! I, to be honest, regard you as one of the quality posters around here! :D

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What about Jethro Tull? Are they any good?

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You're a pretty awesome guy Rick! :D It sure must have been a blast seeing Led Zep and The Who live in concert countless number of times during the glory days! B) I guess after seeing all these legendary bands in concert while they were at their prime, I really don't blame you for saying that all the "mainstream" stuff being produced today is crap! ;) And thanks for the friend request! I, to be honest, regard you as one of the quality posters around here! :D

P.S

What about Jethro Tull? Are they any good?

Jethro Tull is very good. Ian Anderson is the leader and sings and plays the flute better than anyone has ever played a flute. The album with Aqualung is the best. That is his biggest song. But his greatest hits album is good. Songs like skating away and such. Thankis for the complimnet.

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Jethro Tull is very good. Ian Anderson is the leader and sings and plays the flute better than anyone has ever played a flute. The album with Aqualung is the best. That is his biggest song. But his greatest hits album is good. Songs like skating away and such. Thankis for the complimnet.

I agree that Ian Anderson is an amazing and unique flute player still (his voice, however is shot) but as a flutist myself, I'd have to say Jean Pierre Rampal and James Galway would take the title :)

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I agree that Ian Anderson is an amazing and unique flute player still (his voice, however is shot) but as a flutist myself, I'd have to say Jean Pierre Rampal and James Galway would take the title :)

Can you post links to both artists, please. I like the sound of the flute when it makes appearences in some music I have.

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I really don't blame you for saying that all the "mainstream" stuff being produced today is crap!

No it's not. Stop it. You're smart enough I would hope, to know better than to say something that ridiculous.

This is getting embarrassing.

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No it's not. Stop it. You're smart enough I would hope, to know better than to say something that ridiculous.

This is getting embarrassing.

LOL! Electro! Relax! :lol: I didn't mean to say that all mainstream stuff is bad! Whoops! I guess my post needs a bit of editing! LOL! :lol:...I do love bands like "Daughtry", "Evanescence", "We Are The Fallen" and HIM. They are pretty mainstream to me :D ...and don't laugh but I do like a dash of "Tokio Hotel" too...the lead singer looks a bit strange but they do sound good on some songs though! :lol:

And oh, I am really diggin' the underground music scence too! ;)

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I agree that Ian Anderson is an amazing and unique flute player still (his voice, however is shot) but as a flutist myself, I'd have to say Jean Pierre Rampal and James Galway would take the title :)

You play the flute? How very cool. My sister played the flute in middle school, before giving it up because she got too exasperated with it. Me, I was never mechanically-inclined to play an instrument. I'm always jealous of people who can.

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Jethro Tull is very good. Ian Anderson is the leader and sings and plays the flute better than anyone has ever played a flute. The album with Aqualung is the best. That is his biggest song. But his greatest hits album is good. Songs like skating away and such. Thankis for the complimnet.

You're very welcome! I'm just stating a fact! :)

Aqualung has been in my dad's collection for years...he has always admired that album! I guess that's a good place to start then! :D

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Who's Next is a classic by the way swede. Nobody would pick those albums you mentioned over Whos Next. Quadrophenia and Tommy are huge success;'s too. All right.

I'm not stupid, I know it is a classic. I like Who's Next, but that's when they started to sound like 70's arena rock and the rock opera thing has never appealed to me. Their first three albums were frickin' groundbreaking. Those albums and singles made every fuckin teenager in Europe and USA want to start a band and be rockstars. That was way ahead of Who's Next. Most people I know, which are Mods and fans of 60's r'n'b and soul, prefer the albums I mentioned over those you are speaking of. Just because millions of flies eat shit, it doesn't mean I'll have to do it, right?!

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Just because millions of flies eat shit, it doesn't mean I'll have to do it, right?!

LOL! :lol: This is exactly the kind of question I ask some pests at my Uni who wrinkle their noses and look down on me on purpose just because I ain't into certain mainstream bands like Muse, Kings of Leon and Maroon 5! Sheesh! :rolleyes::lol:

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Anyway, getting back to the topic :

I just found out through my TV guide (which arrived today, by the way), that "The Documentary Channel" is airing a documentary called "Rock Royalty : The Who" at 9:30 pm (NZ Time), which is in exactly 1 and a half hours time! Woohoo! Can't wait! :yay:

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Well, that documentary was all about the making of the album "Who's Next" and there were a couple of details about the abandoned "Lifehouse" project....with what little preview I got of all the songs, I really loved what I heard! I can now safely say this : "That album is going into my ipod tonight baby!!!" :D And "Won't Be Fooled Again" seems to be quite the anthem and the song "My Wife" IMO, seems to have this sort of jazzy twist to it! Interesting and really cool stuff! :D

As luck would have it, I just discovered that my dad has the deluxe edition of "Who's Next". There are 2 discs basically. The first contains the original album and something called "New York Record Plant Session" (15 tracks in total). The second disc contains something called "The Young Vic - Live" (14 tracks in total). Cool huh?! B)

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Well, that documentary was all about the making of the album "Who's Next" and there were a couple of details about the abandoned "Lifehouse" project....with what little preview I got of all the songs, I really loved what I heard! I can now safely say this : "That album is going into my ipod tonight baby!!!" :D And "Won't Be Fooled Again" seems to be quite the anthem and the song "My Wife" IMO, seems to have this sort of jazzy twist to it! Interesting and really cool stuff! :D

As luck would have it, I just discovered that my dad has the deluxe edition of "Who's Next". There are 2 discs basically. The first contains the original album and something called "New York Record Plant Session" (15 tracks in total). The second disc contains something called "The Young Vic - Live" (14 tracks in total). Cool huh?! B)

I've got the deluxe edition too, it's a nice two disc album and the live stuff is great.

Who's Next is the album that made them go from big to HUGE in the US.

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I've got the deluxe edition too, it's a nice two disc album and the live stuff is great.

Who's Next is the album that made them go from big to HUGE in the US.

Awesome! :D Now, I am really looking forward to checking the whole thing out! :D And you're right about one thing...they do sound pretty arena rockish, but I guess that's a pretty good thing! Oh boy! So much to process in one night! And I think I'm going to check out their earlier stuff too but not all in one night because then I'll become slightly crazy and besides, my poor ipod will have so much to sync in! LOL! :lol:

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Can you post links to both artists, please. I like the sound of the flute when it makes appearences in some music I have.

No problem - it's classical music which I love.

Galway:

Rampal:

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I'm not stupid, I know it is a classic. I like Who's Next, but that's when they started to sound like 70's arena rock and the rock opera thing has never appealed to me. Their first three albums were frickin' groundbreaking. Those albums and singles made every fuckin teenager in Europe and USA want to start a band and be rockstars. That was way ahead of Who's Next. Most people I know, which are Mods and fans of 60's r'n'b and soul, prefer the albums I mentioned over those you are speaking of. Just because millions of flies eat shit, it doesn't mean I'll have to do it, right?!

I assume these are the albums with "magic Bus" and such? But its like comparing Mothers Little Helper to Brown Sugar. The latter was good but the former was better. Wont Get Fooled Again is probably their monster song. But to me the great album is Quadrophenia. A rock opera with a story behind it. Just like Tommy. Things that Townsend left his mark imprinted forever in. Great band. They do not make bands like them any more. Like Zepp, the who, Stones, and the Beatles and Floyd. Add the Eagles and my list of super groups is complete. I dont know what Daltrey is doing now? What is this nonsense he wont go on a computer? Now to me that is kind of a turn off. I would love to know which and how many of these big stars walks around with a laptop. Maybe Plant is reading this right now. ha. Yeah right. Like he would waste his time. But ill bet they have been here if not for a split second to check it out. Im sure Jimmy has. He isnt going to let the name of Led zepp be used in any unacceptable way. Well, this is the Who thread. They made their mark and I am happy I got to see them twice. Sadly, just after Moon was gone. A buddy of mine was lucky enough to catch them in 75 or around there with Moon in Buffalo. I saw them later seventies at the old Aud and at the outdoor stadium in Toronto, probably the old place the Blue Jays used to play at? Not sure. Too drunk.

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Well, they're going to be releasing yet another version of Live At Leeds............the 40th anniversary edition.

On this will be the complete show from Hull recorded the night after.

http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/Special-Editions/The-Who-Live-At-Leeds-40th-Anniversary-Super-Deluxe-Collectors-Edition/invt/0602527500720

http://mog.com/blog_post/content/723/2401080

I guess the Hull show is no longer magically missing JE's bass parts.............ah, technology.

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I prefer their early stuff like Substitute etc and Who's Next.

Live At Leeds in my top five live albums.

After Moon and Entwhistle it ain't The Who anymore, nowadays it's more a case of Who's Left.

As for PT being the best lyricist there are plenty better.

John Lennon for example.

I went off Townshend a bit after the kids porn episode and the lame excuse he came up with regarding "research".

Coincidentally, one of the characters in Tommy (Uncle Ernie) was a pedophile?

If he was in fact researching for a book or whatever, where is it?

Maybe it will surface one day but some how I doubt it.

Still a great songwriter and gave us many great tunes.

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I prefer their early stuff like Substitute etc and Who's Next.

Live At Leeds in my top five live albums.

After Moon and Entwhistle it ain't The Who anymore, nowadays it's more a case of Who's Left.

As for PT being the best lyricist there are plenty better.

John Lennon for example.

I went off Townshend a bit after the kids porn episode and the lame excuse he came up with regarding "research".

Coincidentally, one of the characters in Tommy (Uncle Ernie) was a pedophile?

If he was in fact researching for a book or whatever, where is it?

Maybe it will surface one day but some how I doubt it.

Still a great songwriter and gave us many great tunes.

Have to agree with all you said. Love Quadrophenia too. But Im disappointed in Townsend with that shit too.

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