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No Way Out
I remember reading an interview with PT some years ago about
how "Naked Eye" evolved out of the same type of "My
Generation" extendo-jams on one of their tours (you can
hear it in the version on "Live at Leeds").
I think the place where I read it was the "...In Their Own
Words" book on The Wh. I'll check to make sure. If you
don't have this book, it's a treasure!
As for other bands covering Wh material, I've only heard
one bonafide attempt, and that was (I think) the Scorpions'
pathetic attempt at "I Can't Explain." The other thing that
comes to mind is a couple of years ago one of the
quick-oil-change companies in the US (I think it was Jiffy
Lube) had a TV ad with a muzak'd version of "I Can
See For Miles" (lyric was changed to "I Can Drive For
Miles") that turned my stomach instantly.
Does anybody know the story behind this? It only ran for a
couple months, and clearly wasn't the Wh or anybody that
even remotely sounded like the Wh.
Did PT actually sell the rights? Was it a case of someone
ripping off the melody?
Also, does anyone have a good email address for sending PT a
happy birthday message, like his publishing company or
someone who actually cares at the record company?