Friday, November 16, 2012

Talkin' Bout My Generation

  No, this isn't a post on how horrible the 2000's generation is. It's a post on The Who.

  If you're not a classic rock fan, you may be asking, the what? The Who are a British band formed in 1964. They're known for their crazy drummer, silent bassist, their genius guitarist, and their rough and edgy singer. They are also known for their incredibly loud sound, and in May 1976, they played a concert at Charlton Athletic Football Club that was listed as the "Loudest Concert Ever" by the Guinness World Record Book. Their drummer, Keith Moon, passed away in 1978 from a pill overdose, and their bassist, John Entwistle, died in 2002 from a drug overdose as well. But their remaining members, guitarist Pete Townshend and vocalist Roger Daltrey still rock strong.
  I am going to see the remaining members performing as the Who tonight on November 16th, and this is why I have decided to make this post. The Who were mods in their early years, and so this post may be very similar to my mod fashion post. However, this post will mostly just include famous mods from the sixties as well as the band The Who themselves dressed in their mod gear.

The Who in '64 sporting very mod gear. From L to R: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend (sporting a very mod jacket), Keith Moon, John Entwistle

The Who again; From L to R: John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

From the Who's 1978 movie 'Quadrophenia' (Based off their 1973 album of the same name) About a young mod named Jimmy (pictured)

Roger Daltrey of the Who's very mod haircut

A group of London mods

The Kinks, another 60's mod band

Twiggy, a fashion and mod icon in the 1960's

Another shot from "Quadrophenia" (Jimmy is pictured center with his head facing the right, almost screaming)

1. My Generation - The Who
2. I'm The Face - The High Numbers
3. Itchycoo Park - The Small Faces
4. I Dig Everything - David Bowie
5. Tin Soldier - The Small Faces
6. Time of the Season - The Zombies
7. Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's
8. I'm Not Like Everybody Else - The Kinks

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