I just flipped on the TV to check out what goodies the DVR has waiting for me, and The Who is on INHD, playing the Isle of Wight, to which I’ll add, offhand: that no one will ever surpass Jethro Tull‘s performance there in 1970 (also seen recently on INHD).
At any rate, can someone please ‘splain to me what’s so special about this band? Beck? I’ve always thought their music, even at its best, pedestrian, and I just don’t get the allure. For that matter, that applies to Mick & Co., though at their best, I’d probably have to go with The Stones. And, I like The Who’s Magic Bus and My Generation, just so’s you know.
Do you want to know what I like best about The Who? Well, when I was an undergrad at Oregon State, my dorm was next door to a grad student working on his PhD in chemistry. First honest-to-God atheist I’d even met, and a great all-around guy. Anyway, Alex’s favorite band was The Who, and he delighted in people asking him "who have you seen in concert?" His silly reply was always the same: "Yes." Made me laugh every time, and that’s the first thing I think about every time I think of that band.