Chris Frate cfrate at
Tue Feb 5 23:55:25 CST 2008

I agree that the Gatorade G2 theme is the transition part, but I think the 
transition part is an official part of the studio version of Sparks, because 
that's where the track begins on the CD. Just what we need in between Who 
projects: a minutia debate!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Schrade" <schrade at>
To: "The Who Mailing List" <thewho at>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: Superbowl

>> Sparks!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Well, we need to define where "Sparks" begins, where
> "Amazing Journey" ends, & what the "transition" part is!
> To me, "Sparks" begins with the slow-tempo part where
> Pete is playing that simple (but beautiful) pattern, mirrored
> by Entwistle, with Moon accenting only on the bass drums.
> The pretty part.
> And IMO, "Amazing Journey" ends when they launch into
> that half-time jam that I think is in "E."  Thus begins the
> "transition" period, where Pete solos first, there's a chord
> change, & OX mesmerizes with *his* brilliant solo runs.
> (Moon mesmerizes throughout.)
> The part I hear in those Gatorade 2 commercials is the jam
> in "E," which goes on for some time & only features sharply
> played chords by Pete, along with some Spanish-influenced
> flourishes.  Plus, those weird bird-like sound effect noises!
> All contained....within....The Transition Phase.  Not "Amazing
> Journey," not "Sparks," but between.
> (One of my favorite Who instrumental passages, BTW.)
> - SCHRADE in Akron
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