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The best 4T songs
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The greatest rock band from the 2T (or anytime) has put out a great new album. The Who's sound is as polished and mind-expanding as it was on any of their earlier albums. It's not that it contains another "Won't Get Fooled Again," since no other rock song will ever approach that one, but it seems like so far the album is even more consistently good than Who's Next. I posted this one also on the My Generations, Our Generations thread on the Generations forum. I discovered these two songs only this week, although they are a few months old now; and it's amazing how fully they fit and confirm what I had written in my essay about The Who and Our Generations back in early March. In case anyone here doesn't know, The Who's first big hit back in 1965 was "My Generation," the first song I know of that was explicitly about a generation. It came out about the same time as that other even-bigger S&H 4T favorite, "Turn, Turn, Turn" by the Byrds (the Pete Seeger song). Pete Townshend is the composer, arranger, guitarist and synthesist, but he still has Roger to belt out his songs, who at age 75 sounds as strong as he did 40 years ago, and he has his brother Simon and Ringo's son Zak and others to team up with.

All This Music Must Fade (an ironic song that explains that's it's OK for songwriters to steal from each other, because it's all been played before and still hangs in the air)




Ball and Chain (Pete's statement about prisoners held unjustly, just like Beethoven's Fidelio was)


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Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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#82
Eric, out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on Yummy?



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Yummy is pretty good, I think. I liked the ones I posted above better. But Yummy has its yummy moments. Bieber videos are fun and elaborate these days.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

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Eric M
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