Artist: The Who
Title: The Who Sings My Generation
Year Of Release: 1966
Label: MCA Records MCAD-31330
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,scans)
Total Time: 00:35:32
Total Size: 218 MB
01. Out In The Street 02:33
02. I Don't Mind (James Brown) 02:37
03. The Good's Gone 04:03
04. La La La Lies 02:17
05. Much Too Much 02:48
06. My Generation 03:19
07. The Kids Are Alright 02:47
08. Please, Please, Please (Brown, Johnny Terry) 02:46
09. It's Not True 02:32
10. The Ox 03:50
11. A Legal Matter 02:49
12. Instant Party 03:13
Roger Daltrey - lead vocals, harmonica
John Entwistle - bass guitar, backing vocals
Keith Moon - drums, percussion, backing vocals on "Instant Party Mixture"
Pete Townshend - six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals on "A Legal Matter"
Perry Ford - piano on "I Can't Explain"
Nicky Hopkins - piano (except on "I Can't Explain")
The Ivy League - backing vocals on "I Can't Explain" and "Bald Headed Woman"
Jimmy Page - lead guitar on "Bald Headed Woman", rhythm guitar on "I Can't Explain"
An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend's exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on "My Generation" and "Out in the Street"; Keith Moon attacks the drums with a lightning, ruthless finesse throughout. Some "Maximum R&B" influence lingered in the two James Brown covers, but much of Townshend's original material fused Beatlesque hooks and power chords with anthemic mod lyrics, with "The Good's Gone," "Much Too Much," "La La La Lies," and especially "The Kids Are Alright" being highlights. "A Legal Matter" hinted at more ambitious lyrical concerns, and "The Ox" was instrumental mayhem that pushed the envelope of 1965 amplification with its guitar feedback and nonstop crashing drum rolls. While the execution was sometimes crude, and the songwriting not as sophisticated as it would shortly become, the Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record.