Long Live Rock - The Rock Opera
lenono68 at gmail.com
Sun May 11 22:26:03 CDT 2008
I'm still trying to get this. The download came up as an empty file.
From: "Martin Bailey" <mobailey at ntlworld.com>
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> Good to see that people are enjoying this.
> As promised, here's the tracklist, and where the songs came from (where I
> can remember):
> 1. Long Live Rock / The Who 03:53:43 - studio
> 2. One Man Band / Roger Daltrey 03:31:48 - from his
> Moonlighting compilation
> 3. Getting In Tune (Alt Take) / The Who 06:11:34 - Who's
> 4. Odorono / The Who 02:16:02 - from Who
> Sell Out (if I remember correctly)
> 5. We Close Tonight / The Who 02:51:71 - Odds and Sods
> 6. Put The Money Down / The Who 04:11:72
> 7. Join Together / The Who 04:09:15
> 8. Success (Demo) / Pete Townshend 00:07:72 - from Tommy
> 9. We Got A Hit / The Who 01:17:47 - taken
> Wire & Glass single (this CD was put together just before Endless Wire was
> 10.Sensation (Demo) / Pete Townshend 02:19:28 - from
> Demos boot
> 11. Success Story / The Who 03:11:10 - Who by Numbers
> 12. Guitar and Pen (Olympic 1978 Mix) / The Who 05:56:62 - from Who
> You Reissue
> 13. Endless Vacation (Live) / John Entwistle 03:19:26 - Left for
> 14. Postcard / The Who 03:26:22 - Odds and Sods
> 15. Cell Number Seven (Live) / John Entwistle 03:56:48 - King Biscuit
> Flower Hour boot
> 16. New Song (Demo) / Pete Townshend 04:47:40 - LifeHouse
> 17. Stardom In Acton / Pete Townshend 03:28:70 - All the
> Best Cowboys have Chinese Eyes.
> 18. The Punk And The Godfather / The Who 04:55:73 - Quadrophenia
> (Soundtrack, I think)
> 19. The Song Is Over / The Who 06:04:00
> 20. Music Must Change (Demo) / Pete Townshend 04:37:25 - from
> Must Change boot
> 21. Long Live Rock (Demo) / Pete Townshend 03:41:45 - Another
> 22. Long Live Rock (Live Reprise) / The Who 01:38:50 - Who's Last
> As for the storyline - it's very loose. Just one guy wants to be a rock
> star, forms a band, struggles, gets famous, tours a lot, but then gets
> dissatisfied with stardom.
> This is my interpretation of the songs, and how they fit in to this story:
> 1. Long Live Rock - the
> recurring theme of this Rock Opera
> 2. One Man Band - guy
> off just making music on his own
> 3. Getting In Tune - forms a band, and they start getting better
> 4. Odorono - they start to play small local gigs, trying to get
> noticed. This is the story of one of their fellow female performers.
> 5. We Close Tonight - still struggling to make it big
> 6. Put The Money Down - playing for money now
> 7. Join Together - start to get better, and build up a local
> 8. Success - suddenly: success!
> 9. We Got A Hit - they're making hit records
> 10.Sensation - really famous now
> 11. Success Story - still really famous
> 12. Guitar and Pen - story of their success
> 13. Endless Vacation - start touring a lot, and enjoying it
> 14. Postcard - still touring, but not enjoying it as much.
> Spend a night in jail.
> 15. Cell Number Seven - still touring, but not enjoying it as
> much. Spend a night in jail.
> 16. New Song - starting to get dissatisfied with rock stardom.
> Want to do something more.
> 17. Stardom In Acton - dissatisfied with rock stardom
> 18. The Punk And The Godfather - their fans become disenchanted with
> them too
> 19. The Song Is Over - they've had enough of making music
> 20. Music Must Change - they not going to go on making music like
> this any more
> 21. Long Live Rock (Demo) - recurring theme again
> 22. Long Live Rock (Live Reprise) - the credits roll, the finale.
> With Punk & the Godfather in particular: I like the way the meaning of this
> song has become reversed. In Quadrophenia, the song is about the Punk
> (Jimmy) becoming disillusioned with the GodFather (The Who). In my story,
> the focus is now on the GodFather (the rock stars), and how the Punks
> fans) react to them.
> Jim M said:
> > There's that Beatles film, Across the Universe
> Funnily enough - I just saw that a couple of days ago. Really enjoyed it.
> Had the CD for a few weeks too.
> "Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite" is the funniest thing that Eddie Izzard
> has done in years. "We've got Blue People! It's great!"
> Loved the female vocals on "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" and "Helter
> Skelter" too.
> And turning "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" into an army recruitment song is
> just genius.
> The film's music was produced by T Bone Burnett, as well. Which is a good
> > and isn't there an ABBA stage musical? (Schrade, help me out here.)
> As Schrade says, this is "Mamma Mia". I saw this in London about 6 years
> ago. The rest of the audience seemed to love it.
'Life Is What Happens To You While You're Busy Making Other Plans" John
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