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By far this is one of the best debuts and for that matter albums ever. Hugely influential to the punk and mod bands of the 1970's. The band plays incredible. Moons drumming, some of the best on a rock record (he never over did anything like ginger baker).
Entwistle's bass is great and innovative as well, but Townsend's guitar is the main focus. Feedback and white noise adorn many of the songs, He is one of the founding fathers in guitar rock. Songs such as the Goods Gone, Legal Matter, Much Too Much, Its Not True, and the Ox will never be dated and sound as fresh as ever. The records sound is great too (muddy my ass). This is true mod and punk rock by one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Buy this immediately. The American version includes Circles while the British version replaces this song with
I'm A Man. Both albums are excellent don't listen to all these chumps that care about the British version. Their lucky to own any Who album.
The only other debut album which might be as
good as My Generation is the first Led Zeppelin. This album is a
mix of the Maximum R&B they lived by and classics like
"My Generation" and "The Kids Are Alright"
and a great cover of "Please Please Please" the James
Brown song. I love this album and I hope it gets remastered soon
with all the UK songs we missed and the whole version of
"The Kids Are Alright".
This is my favourite album of all time. I cant believe that people complain about its choice of material or quality of vocals or
pete's 'unmatured' songwriting. This album is everything that British guitar music needs and lacks at the moment, pure excitement, freshness, rawness, perfect pop tunes and raw R n b.
Keith's drumming is like one huge drum solo, Pete's guitar is innovative as ever without all that self
indulgent Isle of White type rubbish, Johns bass playing is innovative and original, Rogers vocals are young and
aggressive and full of emotion and its all stuck together with fantastic hooks, sweet harmonies and fantastic pop songwriting. Kinda like the Beatles on French Blues. Out on the
street - awesome powerful aggressive opener, I Don't Mind, great soul stuff, Goods Gone - moody pop sounds, La la Lies is a great jaunty pop song nice sound, Much too Much is a great
piece of pop music, almost exhilarating, My Generation (well you know what THAT is), Please Please Please is a nice change of pace after the
positive craft of 'kids', Its Not True is a pointer to Where Pete's natural quirkiness
as a songwriter was going, same with A legal Matter, I'm A Man - great bit of R
'n' B and then the Ox which is great fun and a nice powerful finish. No mature songwriting? Bah humbug, go and dig your Led Zeppelin albums out and forget what is like to be a young. I love this album. At 18 people think
I'm a bit odd.
I don't know what kind of version of this album I have here; I read an earlier review which gave Bucket T. as the best song on the album and stated that this song was included on the U.S. release. However, I believe I have an American release of the album, and there is no sign of Bucket T. Regardless, My Generation remains as one of the best debut albums in rock. It cannot be denied that the title track is the highlight, but other songs, such as The Good's Gone, The Kids Are Alright, and A Legal Matter, are also standout tracks. It's Not True is also quite amusing. I think the fact that this album is not
re-mastered is helpful to the sound, because it does preserve the raw intensity that is so vital to the early Who's sound. Overall, this album is not really one of the group's finest works, but it is definitely an auspicious beginning.