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Re: Rabbit Speaks, Begs for Money
> It dawned on me that if it is at all possible for Rabbit to
> present music for The Who to record. Could he contribute
> to the writing and composition?
Rabbit *does* write. I have one of his '70s solo albums. But I can't
see him writing a complete song for The Who. I think Rabbit knows his
role in The Who; and it's not writing.
> Can anyone contribute besides Pete?
Now? No. Perhaps Daltrey has the clout to add a suggestion here or
there, but Pete's gotta be the man. More pressure on Pete. Just what
> If it is true that nobody can write for The Who besides Pete
> Townshend.... Then.... This is the underlying fundamental that
> weakens the overall *current* Who line-up for me.
Why do you say that? The Who's principal songwriter isn't dead! Why,
all of a sudden, since John is gone, must Pete delegate songwriting
duty to other people? He's got hundreds of "pieces of music" just lying
around! I say, take advantage of that & pick out some winners.
> This kind of conceit or *hogging of the writing credits*, or whatever
> you want to call it *attitude* is pretty damn selfish in my opinion!
I don't think you're being entirely serious, Joe, but I, for one, would
rather Pete hog all the writing. It's *his* writing which has touched
me most. He holds the key. Not Daltrey. Or Rabbit.
> especially when people's livelihoods hang in the balance.
Oh, I think Rabbit's doing just fine. He was simply trying to shift
some merchandise, that's all.
> Now I am beginning to imagine what it felt like for John to have The
> Who end and be at the mercy of Pete's mood.
That's sort of a separate issue as John seemed to get pissed when Pete
kept the band off the road for such long periods of time.
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