Long Live Rock - The Rock Opera



Matt 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.

Matt


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
> version
> 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
> Next
> reissue
> 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
> Demos
> boot
> 9. We Got A Hit / The Who 01:17:47                              - taken
> from
> Wire & Glass single (this CD was put together just before Endless Wire was
> released)
> 10.Sensation (Demo) / Pete Townshend 02:19:28                   - from
> Tommy
> 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
> Are
> You Reissue
> 13. Endless Vacation (Live) / John Entwistle 03:19:26           - Left for
> Live
> 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
> Elements
> 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
> Music
> Must Change boot
> 21. Long Live Rock (Demo) / Pete Townshend 03:41:45             - Another
> Scoop
> 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
> starts
> 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
> following
> 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
> (their
> 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
> sign.
>
>
> > 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.
>
> -MB
>
>
-- 
'Life Is What Happens To You While You're Busy Making Other Plans" John
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