Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Who
"Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy" (Vinyl)

The original "greatest hits" collection, this album of previously released singles was issued in 1971.  The material and track order was organized by Pete Townsend.

This is really the perfect way for me to digest the Who.  I love what the Who represent.  I love their persona.  Sadly, I just don't think a lot of their music is that inspired.  Like a previous generation's Lenny Kravitz or Foo Fighters, when the Who were "on," there were few better.  Unfortunately there was just too much time spent "off."

This is precisely the sort of album that's perfect for enjoying the Who.  All killer, no filler.  There would be countless compilation albums of the Who's music in the decades to come, but the first attempt was a solid one.

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