Omdat het vandaag Kerstmis is (fijne kerstdagen allemaal!), heeft Ultimate Classic Rock een overzicht, wat ze graag van diverse rockbands zouden willen zien – of juist niet.
Ook The Who wordt genoemd:
“NO MORE OPERAS!
Sure, The Who pioneered the rock opera to great success. The problem is that Pete Townshend has a hard time saying goodbye to the genre. ‘A Quick One, While He’s Away,’ ‘Tommy,’ ‘Quadrophenia,’ the even the aborted ‘Lifehouse’ project were worthy of the group’s time and effort, but by the time ‘Wire & Glass’ came out in 2006, it was clear Townshend couldn’t stop obsessing about his childhood traumas in anything less than a cringe worthy way. I’m all for a good primal scream to get your demons out, but let’s not forget that some of The Who’s underplayed, but still stellar songs came out of a period when the band decided to call it quits (Um, this would be the first time they were breaking up in 1982). I’m talking about the album ‘It’s Hard.’ The first six songs on the record are just pure gold, and had the group really broken up, it would have been a fitting end for a band that went from Mods, to a kind of prog rock opera sound, into more compact, but still powerful songs that demonstrated why they are one of greats“.