Who’s Next

One of the great albums of the R+R era released on this day in ’71. Rather than posting the usual, I’ve gone for this very tongue in cheek Entwhistle song — knowing what I do about Entwhistle the song must have some basis in his own marital problems. Much like John Paul Jones’s contribution to Led Zep, one cannot over-estimate the value of the “Ox”: his bass playing of course was one of the best in the business and his vital contribution of the brass really lifted so many of the band’s songs, fully realized in Quarophenia — the one album that tops even Who’s Next. Check out the best documentary on The Who (trailer below) — very frank, very articulate with great info about the “fifth” band member (and character) Kit Lambert and very early footage that Daltrey had found some 50 years on.