Roger interview in Billboard

Martin Bailey mbailey at
Thu Aug 6 14:25:12 UTC 2009

Ernie made me wonder whether my memory was playing tricks with me:

> I think the idea was to do an album of covers. they didn't say what kind of 
> covers. unless they did and I missed something?

Yep - Blues - or rather Rhythm and Blues.  I checked:


> From Rolling Stone:
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> The Who are planning a collection of vintage R&B covers, similar to the Motown and James Brown songs they 
> performed early on in their career. "We're digging through lots of material and seeing what will work," says
> producer T Bone Burnett, who expects to travel to London this fall to begin recording. "There's an incredible 
> treasury of songs in the mode of what they used to play. Not 'Heat Wave' [an early favorite of the band], but
> ones that people probably haven't heard of."Pete Townshend may also write new material for the project. "I
> might be a combination of both," Burnett says. "We're still turning it over."In other Who news, the band will
> perform on July 12th in Los Angeles for VH1's Rock Honors.
> -Brian in Atlanta
> The Who This Month!
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