Sticks in the Air / McVicar

Scott Schrade schrade at
Wed Jun 9 17:20:04 CDT 2004

> What I meant was the songs no longer were about spirituality. 

What's so spiritual about QUADROPHENIA?

> Although I'm not sure I agree. WBN I think was
> intentionally more of a social album than a spiritual
> one. More grounded, more down to earth, more about
> day-to-day life.

Yeah, but it does have a (somewhat) common theme of........
mid-life crisis?

> Drowned is indeed a spiritual song. 

It's more suicidal than spiritual, IMO.

> Even so, there are few of Townshend heroes less spritual than 
> Jimmy. 

Oh, c'mon.  QUAD is aboud adolescent anger & confusion.  A
young person trying to fit into his immediate society.  Jimmy would 
tell an authoritative God to "Fuck off!" at the drop of a hat.

"I ended up with the preacher, full of lies & hate.  I seemed to
scare him a little, so he showed me to the golden gate."

Spiritual quest over.

- SCHRADE in Akron

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