underrated who ditties
mobailey at ntlworld.com
Wed Apr 16 15:19:22 CDT 2008
JOELTLE515 at aol.com was playing "La-La-La Lies" on the keyboard, and then he
> am I the only one who thinks its among the who's most underrated /
> tracks or what?
L-L-L-Ls deserves to be unrated and unappreciated, in my book. It's pretty
cheesy. Too "nice". Especially the singing.
It's hard to think of the most underrated Who songs. Most of the
lesser-known gems seem to be enjoyed by most people here, and are regularly
discussed. (Naked Eye, Drowned, So Sad About Us, Circles, I've Known No
War, etc). So it's hard to think of these songs as being"underrated", when
they regularly get raved about on this list.
A few songs spring to mind as being underrated, and not talked about nearly
- Bald Headed Woman (ALWAYS gets as bad review, just because it's a
"Traditional / Talmy" song. One of their best non-single songs from this
early period. Love Roger's growl.)
- Magic Bus (studio version - always gets overshadowed by it's live
version. But only the studio version has that distinctive percussion)
- Rael 1 (not that Rael 2 nonsense. Everyone likes it's parentage to
Tommy, but the song's imagery and story is the real beauty)
- Glow Girl (Everyone likes it's parentage to Tommy, but the song's
imagery and story is the real beauty. Copy and paste there.)
- Most of the Tommy Soundtrack album (just because it's not really The
Who, doesn't mean we're not allowed to enjoy it)
- Long Live Rock (one of my faves, but mostly neglected from "Best Of"
- Somebody Saved Me (the Who's version is the best song on the Face
Dances reissue, and, tellingly, Pete's version is about the 5th best song on
All the Best Cowboys have Chinese Eyes).
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