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Here are some reviews of this album:
Ok, so Pete stole a Kinks' groove when he wrote
"I Can't Explain", but this album blows away anything
The Kinks, The Beatles, or The Stones did up to this point. I
think for a bands debut album this ranks up with if not above Led
Zeppelin I or The Doors first album. "Out in the
Streets" and "The Goods Gone" are total rockers.
Remember at this point the Beatles were still singing "I
Wanna Hold Your Hand". Roger's vocals (which is my least
favorite member) are nothing but angry and powerful on every song
which he's on, plus "The Ox" which he is not on is
angry enough without him. This is Roger's second best effort,
besides Quadrophenia. I'm glad they made this album, because I
couldn't live without it. "Keith wasn't a timekeeper",
and I'm glad.
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.
This is my review
This is the ultimate of the Who's early work,
and as far as I'm concerned the top albums of the sixties are My
Generation, Revolver, Let It Bleed, The Stooges and Led Zeppelin
(not in that specific order). When I read the reviews written by
some fans I couldn't believe what I was hearing, people nowadays
just can't understand what raw production is about, who wants a
record like this to be remastered ? The production is perfect, it
captures the Who's aggression and bite perfectly, and is the pure
middle finger to all the refined rock acts who have been picked
up and polished by modern technology. The Who have made a great
album whose production suits it perfectly, why wreck it?