schrade at akrobiz.com
Sun Sep 19 10:05:29 CDT 2004
> Yeah, that damned Leaving Here sucks, doesn't it?
No, I'll give you this one; I dig it. But it sounds nothing *like*
R&B. Sounds more like the flippin' Dead Boys!
Your whole point, I believe, is that one can *hear* the R&B
influence in a fair amount of The Who's music. I believe, de-
spite the poor-sounding, more traditional covers, that there is
very little actual R&B *sound* in The Who's music.
> And Baby Don't You Do It,
Shite. Completely unsuited for Moon. I guess it got the aud-
ience clapping when they played it live in the early-'70s, but
I almost always skip past this song. One of my least-favorite
Who tunes. (I know, it's a cover.)
> Daddy Rolling Stone
Shit, there's another one I *do* like! OK, I retract my imp-
lication that *every* attempt The Who made at R&B failed.
But I still stand by statement that the influence of R&B isn't
that prevalent after the band's R&B "phase" (post '66?).
Yuck. The Who's version is, at the very least, cringe-inducing.
- SCHRADE in Akron
"Origins" is coming to PBS Sept. 28.
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