Pandora on Pete remark

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Tue Feb 13 06:24:02 CST 2007

The actual remark came from the Who presser but fun write-up here from Pandora in The Independent: 

Townshend sniffy over bank manager jibe 

As the owner of one of the largest conks in the history of rock 'n' roll, you'd think Pete Townshend would happily swat off disparaging remarks about his appearance. But at a recent awards ceremony, the Who guitarist became embroiled in a delightful exchange of words with the baffling performance art duo, Gilbert and George. 

"Oh, you really were a handsome thing, weren't you? But look at you now, you look like a vicar or a bank manager," George told him. To which a slightly peeved looking Townshend angrily shot back: "Fuck off, so do you. We all do." 

Some might say George got off lightly. During Townshend's hedonistic days in the 1970s, he was reportedly not averse to reminding his bandmates' heads what the back end of his Rickenbacker guitar felt like. 

-Brian in Atlanta 
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