Peter Townshend Dave Marsh - Essay

Dave Marsh

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Who's Next is to the Who what the White Album must've been to the Beatles. After Tommy, which was a concept-rock summit, not, as commonly supposed, an introduction to a new genre, they were forced by their audiences to come back with another concept album, Live At Leeds which was mostly old stuff (substitute Sergeant Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour and you've got it).

Now this. A fine fine record, one you can shake your ass to and think about both, one that does everything the Who can do in legend (which is a lot, just like the White Album was a lot). (p. 68)

Unlike the single, "Won't Get Fooled Again" is spread over eight minutes here. It...

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