Who's Next is The Who
album release. It was released between Tommy
(I know, Live At Leeds
came out after Tommy, but it is a live album
) and Quadrophenia
. Reached #1 in the UK
charts, #4 in the US
. The cover shows the Who members having urinated on a "monolith
It includes some tracks from Pete Townshend's Lifehouse project, another rock opera. It also features the popular songs Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes and Won't Get Fooled Again. It is considered to be one of the Who's best albums, because two of the arguably best Who tracks, Behind Blue Eyes and WGFA, are included.
- Baba O'Riley
This song starts with the well known synthesizer loop out of Pete's VCS3 synthesizer, the rest of the band joins in later. One of the most popular Who songs, I believe.
Keith Moon's drumming is really excellent in this song, as well as Roger Daltrey's vocals.
- Love Ain't For Keeping
Beautiful acoustic song with great guitar playing and a very cool acoustic solo. There's also an electric version of this song, sung by Pete.
- My Wife
Written by John Entwistle, the Who's bass player, it has funny lyrics about a woman chasing her husband.
- The Song Is Over
Sung by Pete, starts with piano and guitar, Keith joins in later contributing great drumming to this sad song about a failed first love ("She was the first song I ever sang/But it stopped as soon as it began").
- Gettin' In Tune
This track also starts with a piano and a great bass riff by John, Keith begins playing at the first chorus.
- Goin' Mobile
Sung by Pete, Keith's drumming is unbelievable once again.
- Behind Blue Eyes
A classic Who song. You just have to know it.
- Won't Get Fooled Again
One of the very best Who songs, isn't it? This was the last song on the original 1971 version.
The following tracks were added to the remastered version.
- Pure And Easy
Not released until the Odds & Sods LP in 1974.
- Baby Don't You Do It
A Marvin Gaye classic and stage favourite of The Who from 64/65. Leslie West is playing the lead guitar. Version cut down from 8'39, live version available on Join Together (1972 Single) and a 1964 studio recording is on the remastered version of Odds & Sods.
- Naked Eye
'Naked Eye' is a song saying, 'Wake up ... it's not really happening the way you see it.' A live favourite, recorded live at the Young Vic.
Live version, recorded at the Young Vic too. The first studio version of this was released on 5:15.
- Too Much Of Anything
Odds & Sods again.
- I Don't Even Know Myself
Appearing on the WGFA single as a b-side.
- Behind Blue Eyes (Alternative version)
A bit heavier version of the 8th track.