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>From: "Schrade, Scott"
>Subject: SELL OUT
>I remember buying SELL OUT early on in my Who love-affair. I dug it
>because of it's lightness.
Funny, I didn't buy it right away, and at first listen, was confused.
It was so different then anything I had heard before.
I didn't know what to think!
I had been brainwashed by the establishment, and The Who was breaking down those norms.
I literally forced myself to listen about 3 or 4 times before it made the impact that we know it can....and does.
>In hindsight, it seems
>such a natural step towards TOMMY.
"Now listen Captain to my instructions....."
Captain Walker, anyone?
>Unlike Kevin's half-assed attempt,
HEY! What the.....
Oh yeah? Where's your Worst on, Best on??
Do tell, do tell! I dare your right half of your ass!
>I feel I must comment on each song.
>Partly because I'm a blowhard,
>partly because I love the album so much,
I got your love...
>partly because I don't give a fuck. So fuck you, just read.
Scott Mood! Scott Mood!
>"Armenia" <snip> I've heard people question as
>to whether or not that's Daltrey singing the lead. Some think it's Moon.
>I think it's Daltrey.
It's Daltrey. I was there.
>Why isn't Pete
>given more credit for his genius?
Go ask a rough or really good looking boy.
>"Odorono" - Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! What lyrics! What satire!
Man, I love this song/"jingle" too.
I can literally picture the scene, the dressing room, the door, the expression when Mr. Producer-dude smells her hairy, stinky, oderono-less arm pits.
The look of disappointment!
It's really so vivid.
>With a sense of mood & tone. How
>archaic & one-dimensional lug-heads like John Bonham sound compared to
Oooooo, Schrades on a tear! Thinking with all of his ass!
>"Tattoo" - Well we could stop right here & the album would be a master-
I got a small problem....
Need I say more?
Still, GREAT song.
>"Our Love Was" -
>A difficult time signature handled
>effortlessly by Moon.
Exactly. I always concentrate on Moon on this song.
But, did I detect multiple drum tracks?
No matter. Genius at the skins.
>Has there ever been a better band?
Stupid question alert!
>"Medac" - A bit lumbering but hard to resist. Short & charming. Upbeat.
>Henry succeeds in the end! Watch out, girls!
That calmed my emotions!
>"Relax" - My God. The great songs on this album.
You know, we're going to have to hit Filmore East boot sometime soon.
Talk about "My God". Relax is a journey. But, where did it fucking end????
>"Silas Stingy" - Beautiful character study by The OX.
I've always had a soft spot for this song.
(Don't even go there, Scott. Really. Don't do it. Not even if we're alone.)
>"Sunrise" - I know I'm in the minority on this,
Not so sure about that.
> but I feel this song is
>the weak point of the album.
I won't go that far.
>The melody is awkward to me.
>Pretty lyrics & all, but I'm
>sorry....I usually skip this song. I didn't grab me twenty years ago &
>it doesn't grab me now.
It's growing on me.
Takes a different mind set.
Where's your softy hat, Schrade??
>"Rael" - Love it! What's it mean? Who knows? Who cares?!
For fucks sake.
Stop bashing me!
>the lyrical imagery. Let it paint a picture in your mind.
I did, and I have. I want more!
Deal with it! Guess you'll be no help.
You just don't know. Admit it!
>"Melancholia" - Ah, now here we have more brilliance.
A top shelf example.
>And finally the wild explosion
>at the end. The melancholia has developed into anger & a lashing out!
>"Someone's Coming" - One of my favorite OX tunes! Kevin doesn't like it!
>Can you believe it?!
I know! That's two straight albums where a John song is my "worst on".
But, I had a Who dream of sorts last night, 'cause it only included John.
I'm having some sort of anxiety dream, where I'm being chased around in a hotel by some really bad dudes (usually it's bears in the woods. Yipes!).
I temporarily lose the "chasers", and run into John.
Of all people!
He helps me out by letting me crash/hide in his room.
While were walking down the hall, I see a cd in his hand.
It's labeled "Ox solo - Pure..."
I'm thinking, an Ox solo during Pure and Easy??
We get to his room, and there are a bunch of my old High School friends there too.
Well, until my boy woke me up.
>Kevin's gonna get a 'iding! Bend over, Kevin! You de-
Thank god, that wasn't in my dream.
I'd be warped forever.
>"Hall of the Mountain King" - Funny, but a bit too long. Nice guitar
You're just jealous you don't have Keith's stamina.
>fect testament to outstanding rock music created by the most outstanding
>rock band. I fucking love it. Love it, love it, love it, fucking love
How the fuck can it "fail completely" in the US?
Kevin in VT
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