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Pete's Preferences;Relay; general blah..
Hello again all. Vacation's over and I'm back. It took a while to get
through all of my older mail but now I can get back to the swing of
First of all, welcome to 15 year old Sarah. My vision of youth gets
better every time I hear of a Who fan under 21. God bless you m'lady.
I noticed a couple of issues that arose while I was spinning out of
control on the ski-slopes last week. Item#1 - Pete's sexuality:
I too think that too much emphasis on sexual preference is useless. Who
cares, right? Besides, a lot of rock stars from the 60's and 70's went
through the sex-with-anything-breathing phase. Hell, even Hugh Hefner
tried his hand at bi-sexuality in the 70's. For the final word on
Pete's infamous quote (which was taken WAY out of context)and his
sexuality, locate a copy of the February 1994 (?) Playboy magazine.
Pete is the interview (and it's excellent). He addresses his sexuality
very openly. It's definitely a Feb issue, however it could be 1993.
Anna Nicole Smith is on the cover.
Item2: The Relay. I've never heard this song referred to as "the Who's
attempt at funk." Interesting. I do think the basis for this song is
the guitar "wah-wah" pedal sound that runs throughout. I really can't
think of another Who tune that features the wah-wah and Relay sounds
unique because of that. To be honest, I've never heard a wah-wah sound
like that in all of rock and roll. Another feather in the cap of the
Pete. For those of you who don't know what a wah-wah is, the Stones'
"Heartbreaker" is a perfect example of the traditional wah sound.
Listen to the opening riff.
That's all for now kiddies. A great week to you all.
Jim in Chicago
"I'm sure to get the hang of 'hanging in there' someday..." PT
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