Mary Robbins Retraction...

Chris Frate cfrate at
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>
To: <thewho at>
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:
> Selection:
> Overture, from the 1989 Radio City Music Hall (starts out with Roger
> announcing
>    "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
> sonic
> quality and it encapsulates the whole of Tommy in nice nugget of Who-ness.
> Curveball:
> Our Love Was, from Sell Out.   This song paints so many pictures for me 
> and
> 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
> planet.
> 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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