Mary Robbins Retraction...
cfrate at roadrunner.com
Wed Apr 9 23:21:33 CDT 2008
Are there any bad choices? Probably not. Okay, anything from the Simon
Phillips era (sorry Joe) and YBYB. I think the main thing is to juxtapose
different styles completely out of chronological order to show the depth of
range and attitudes. Start out with "My Generation", for instance: angry
and seminal. Next present BOR welcoming synthesizers into the pantheon of
rock and adding a happy Irish jig at the end. Wow, what a unique and heavy
group! But wait, check this out: "Squeeze Box"! Is this the same band? See
what I mean? My curveball would be "Blue, Red & Grey".
-Chris in Cleveland
P.S. What is everyone's take the Kenney Jones era? The only song I would
consider is "Another Tricky Day", although for some reason I think "Cooks
County" is a curveball from that era that might be interesting.
P.P.S. Also, how much is John to be represented? My favorite is "Success
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Lewinski" <lewinski at icanon.com>
To: <thewho at igtc.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 11:54 PM
Subject: Mary Robbins Retraction...
>I was only joking (I do like the song though) about
> God Speaks Of Mary Robbins (GSOMR).
> My selection and curveball are:
> Overture, from the 1989 Radio City Music Hall (starts out with Roger
> "As Keith moon would have said, 'Have a little respect, it's a
> 4ucking opera'"
> This is the Big-Band Who and from the tour that I first saw Pete, Roger
> and John
> live. Some of you may scoff at this selection but it has a very rich
> quality and it encapsulates the whole of Tommy in nice nugget of Who-ness.
> Our Love Was, from Sell Out. This song paints so many pictures for me
> reminds me of what I love (people, places, things, literature and music)
> - past
> and present. It is just fantastic drumming too. Sell Out is a gift
> from another
> Here's a version of Relax from the Filmore in 1968.
> Joe in Philly
> PS. 10 points to Martin for posting 3 CDs worth of tracks. -15
> points to Martin for
> posting more than 1 or 2 songs. So, Martin ends up with -5. That
> won't be enough
> to beat Tiger!
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