U2 and The Who

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 29 05:49:29 CDT 2005

>From Vancouver Province at:

...At one time, Chris Blackwell, who signed the group
to his Island Records, speculated that U2 could be to
the '80s what The Who were to the '60s. That was a
bold statement, but within reason.

If The Who were known individually -- Pete Townshend,
Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon -- fans also
knew U2 -- Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen
Jr. If The Who was distinctive instrumentalists who
added up to something uniquely greater than the sum of
their parts, U2 was as distinctive. If The Who pushed
the boundaries of rock with its records, U2 did it
with its shows.

What Blackwell probably didn't foresee was that in
2005 the same four guys would still be together, still
pushing at boundaries. U2 would be bigger than The
Who, in 2005 possibly the world's biggest band...

-Brian in Atlanta
The Who This Month!

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