Friday, November 5, 2010

Once the givers, now the receivers, of the f-f-f-fade away taunt.

OUPblog | Blog Archive The Who and “My Generation,” November 1965:

Townshend, then-a-days.

Forty-five years ago, in the anarchic world of mid-sixties British rock—with every major British act releasing records and storming the world—a unique record bullied its way into British consciousness that turned the conventions of the pop disk end-for-end. Pete Townsend had penned a song that cut to the core of rock’s nervous system. His inspirations had been the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” and the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”; but, “My Generation” set a new standard for minimum musical structure and maximum emotional impact.

Townshend, now-a-days.
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