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The Who — Join Together
Album: Ultimate Collection
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7.5

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Total ratings: 907









Released: 1972
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When you here the sound a coming
Hear the drummers drumming
I want you to join together with the band
We don't move in any particular direction
And we don't make no collections
I want you to join together with the band

Do you really think I care
What you mean or what you wear
I want you to join together with the band
There's a million ways to last
And every one's a path
Come on and join together with the band

Join together, I want you to join together
Come on and join together with the band
We need you to join together, join together
Join together with the band

You don't have to play
You can follow or lead the way
I want you to join together with the band
We don't know where we're going
But the season's right for knowing
I want you to join together with the band

It's the singer not the song
That makes the music move along
I want you to join together with the band
This is the biggest band you'll find
It's as deep as it is wide
Come on and join together with the band

Join together, join together
Join together with the band
We need you to join together, join together
Join together with the band
Comments (137)add comment
 MattRudely wrote:
Shame his voice died before he got old.
 
If that's a pun , it's a bad one 
 memoryboxer wrote:
It starts to become a game... "Oh, here's an excellent example of classic rock (or whatever); I wonder what ridiculousness the trolls will come up with for THIS?". Someone commented Roger's voice got old before he did. I saw the Who in Hamilton 4 or 5 years back, and didn't expect much. I was blown away! Other than the sad reminder of Roger's age and vanity when he doffed his shirt and revealed his "boob lift" scars (big screens aren't always your friend) he proved he still had the pipes. The first couple songs Roger was pretty rough, but he had an industrial strength vapourizer (steam not weed!*) in front of Zak Starskeys drum kit and beteeen songs would breathr deep and lubricate and 15 minutes in he was in full form and bellowing with the power as when I saw them at the CNE in 82. Both Pete and Simon Townsend on guitars, Ringo's son Zak (as noted) on drums plus various back ups. They fucking ROCKED. Better than bands their grandkids age. Fantastic show. * re weed - before the show the big screens scrolled through various witty comments. Best was "Roger can't handle the smoke anymore and asks that you stick to brownies"!
 
Hear , Hear 
It starts to become a game... "Oh, here's an excellent example of classic rock (or whatever); I wonder what ridiculousness the trolls will come up with for THIS?". Someone commented Roger's voice got old before he did. I saw the Who in Hamilton 4 or 5 years back, and didn't expect much. I was blown away! Other than the sad reminder of Roger's age and vanity when he doffed his shirt and revealed his "boob lift" scars (big screens aren't always your friend) he proved he still had the pipes. The first couple songs Roger was pretty rough, but he had an industrial strength vapourizer (steam not weed!*) in front of Zak Starskeys drum kit and beteeen songs would breathr deep and lubricate and 15 minutes in he was in full form and bellowing with the power as when I saw them at the CNE in 82. Both Pete and Simon Townsend on guitars, Ringo's son Zak (as noted) on drums plus various back ups. They fucking ROCKED. Better than bands their grandkids age. Fantastic show. * re weed - before the show the big screens scrolled through various witty comments. Best was "Roger can't handle the smoke anymore and asks that you stick to brownies"!
 SchoepTone wrote:
Love it when that bass kicks in. Rock n' roll baby!
 
Yes! It really makes you appreciate what the bass adds to the sound.
Shame his voice died before he got old.
 EssexTex wrote:

The Who has some really amazing songs...and this is one of them!

 
BOF ... Et c'est là où les Athéniens s'éteignirent 
Not my fave of The Who. But who cares? No one, I'm sure!
Love it when that bass kicks in. Rock n' roll baby!
THIS exuberance reminds me of how my best friend Kevin, whom I met here in '83, after I had already kind of passed through a big Who phase years before, made me relive and even surpass it by digging out and playing songs such as this. A true Life-Support Band!
 Cynaera wrote:
I remember when I first heard this song - I was still in high school, which accounts for why I didn't think it was particularly profound, or even very good, at the time.  I love the song now, and I'm glad I finally grew up and learned to appreciate a more diverse soundset. I guess with age comes the whole "not-letting-things-fly-under-your-radar" concept.

But I still don't understand Emo Phillips... {#Confused}

 
{#Hearteyes}
The Ox at his best, as always.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:


I hereby formulate AgentOrange's law:

The band or artist most often played on Radio Paradise is that band or artist which most irritates/annoys/bothers you.

Which can also be formulated thusly:

Each listener perceives that the band they most object to is played more often than other bands, regardless of the number of actual plays of that band.
 

If you follow the Now Playing lists as closely as I have for the past four years, I believe you will find that Radiohead is far and away the most played artist here.  When In Rainbows came out I did keep track —— there was seldom a six hour block that didn't have at least one RH, um, piece, sometimes two.

Ugh.

I would also guess that the next most plays go to Pink Floyd, Dylan, Talking Heads/David Byrne, The Beatles/Lennon, and Porcupine Tree, although maybe not in that order.

While I'm here, I think this tune is one from a long list of The Who's classics.

Keith Moon. Wayward drumming at its best. I don't know about you but I can see him now in my minds eye, being a loon and having a great time.  
Fantastic.....still actual...
I remember when I first heard this song - I was still in high school, which accounts for why I didn't think it was particularly profound, or even very good, at the time.  I love the song now, and I'm glad I finally grew up and learned to appreciate a more diverse soundset. I guess with age comes the whole "not-letting-things-fly-under-your-radar" concept.

But I still don't understand Emo Phillips... {#Confused}
WHO... else?
 boober wrote:

Bill does not exist.He is a computer generated DJ somewhat like the Wizard in the Wizard of OZ.....you can't speak with him....he communicates only by computer.Our human emotions that come out in these forums do not affect him in any way.Bill....are you reading this??  come out from behind that curtain...The picture on their website is really Donald Sutherland.

 
Very good comment! For me, Bill ( or his computer DJ ) is playing nice music, thats important! Have a nice day, Bill (computer DJ) , Donald ?! Eh, or whatever?!

Definitively NOT their best tune but, well, it's The Who anyway.

Thank you, Bill!
 BillG wrote:


Ooops. Busted.

-Donald
 
Ohhh - a personal appearance.  Mr. Sutherland, I love your acting.  (And your music is pretty awesome, too.) {#Roflol} I love living here...

A solid 8. More like an anthemn than a song.
 boober wrote:

Bill does not exist.He is a computer generated DJ somewhat like the Wizard in the Wizard of OZ.....you can't speak with him....he communicates only by computer.Our human emotions that come out in these forums do not affect him in any way.Bill....are you reading this??  come out from behind that curtain...The picture on their website is really Donald Sutherland.

 

Ooops. Busted.

-Donald
Can't believe I never rated this. 

Prolly their last Tommyesque song.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Who?
(They were sadly old during Super Bowl appearance. Better off playing McCormick's Seniors Home.)
 
 
Ha ha... did you make that up yourself?  You should go into comedy.


Who?
(They were sadly old during Super Bowl appearance. Better off playing McCormick's Seniors Home.)
 
 boober wrote:

Bill does not exist.He is a computer generated DJ somewhat like the Wizard in the Wizard of OZ.....you can't speak with him....he communicates only by computer.Our human emotions that come out in these forums do not affect him in any way.Bill....are you reading this??  come out from behind that curtain...The picture on their website is really Donald Sutherland.

 
Bill looks nothing like Sutherland.

Love this one!!!!{#Dancingbanana}
 boober wrote:

Bill does not exist.He is a computer generated DJ somewhat like the Wizard in the Wizard of OZ ...
 
Actually, Bill is , in fact,  the only remaining DJ who *isn't* computer generated. At least his playlists aren't.

Tom Petty even wrote a song about him.


Brings back my childhood !!! Way to go Bill
copymonkey wrote:
Attention 85 percent of current rock acts, this song wasn't even good enough to make it onto a 'proper' Who album. When you can make throw aways that sound THIS good, I'll start paying attention to you.

I agree.
The Who were a rock band but not a traditional one.
 Going off on a tangent was part of their attraction for me.

It didn't always work but I think it does here.

With the Jew's harp introduction, I knew it had to be either The Who or something from a Snoopy cartoon.
 steve_san_carlos wrote:
Never was much of a Who fan as a kid. Only 30 years later can I loudly state this is indeed a most excellent track.
 
I agree with your first part, but I have a different conclusion... :(
The Who at their Kinkiest.
Never was much of a Who fan as a kid. Only 30 years later can I loudly state this is indeed a most excellent track.
 copymonkey wrote:
Attention 85 percent of current rock acts, this song wasn't even good enough to make it onto a 'proper' Who album. When you can make throw aways that sound THIS good, I'll start paying attention to you.
 
I never noticed the piccolo before

Attention 85 percent of current rock acts, this song wasn't even good enough to make it onto a 'proper' Who album. When you can make throw aways that sound THIS good, I'll start paying attention to you.
 boober wrote:

Bill does not exist.He is a computer generated DJ somewhat like the Wizard in the Wizard of OZ.....you can't speak with him....he communicates only by computer.Our human emotions that come out in these forums do not affect him in any way.Bill....are you reading this??  come out from behind that curtain...The picture on their website is really Donald Sutherland.

 

{#Lol}
YESS! Rock Classic!! Thanks RP! {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}{#Daisy}
Eddie Vedder: "Pete, you're still the greatest!"

Agreed!
redfern777 wrote:
The Who has some really good songs.
The Who has some really great songs.
This is neither.


The Who has some really amazing songs...and this is one of them!

 fab4fan wrote:


No actually The Beatles seem to be played the most and Bill told me in an email he totally agrees with what I have written about The Beatles greatness and he told me they are often in the top played list on here!
 
Bill does not exist.He is a computer generated DJ somewhat like the Wizard in the Wizard of OZ.....you can't speak with him....he communicates only by computer.Our human emotions that come out in these forums do not affect him in any way.Bill....are you reading this??  come out from behind that curtain...The picture on their website is really Donald Sutherland.

The Who has some really good songs.
The Who has some really great songs.
This is neither.

Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
I hereby formulate AgentOrange's law: The band or artist most often played on Radio Paradise is that band or artist which most irritates/annoys/bothers you. Which can also be formulated thusly: Each listener perceives that the band they most object to is played more often than other bands, regardless of the number of actual plays of that band.
Thank you...:mrgreen: Here I thought I was going crazy hearing that tedious poseur Nick Cave so often, while others complain about bands I like that don't seem to be overplayed... Your law is the prime directive of RP. :notworthy:
music like it's supposta B...zen me ,,,,,please :meditate:
4 no Kate
cop you late
coloradojohn wrote:
Yeah: "We were the first band to vomit in the bar/ and find the distance to the stage too far..." Some Girls was completely excellent, but unless I pull that one out and dust it off, the Stones in my opinion just don't get my blood pumping to their songs anymore, whether old or new...Whereas The Who never failed/ fail to get me moving, even shouting. "LONG LIVE ROCK -- be it dead or alive!"
These words you speak are true words. The WHO ROCKS!!!
mattt wrote:
I'd've guessed him or David Byrne/Talking Heads. Not that I'm complaining.
I hereby formulate AgentOrange's law: The band or artist most often played on Radio Paradise is that band or artist which most irritates/annoys/bothers you. Which can also be formulated thusly: Each listener perceives that the band they most object to is played more often than other bands, regardless of the number of actual plays of that band.
eastcoast wrote:
Bumped this up from a 7 to a 9...don't know what I was thinking
You were thinking.."This is a great song and well deserves a higher rating"...I agree with you and your top taste in music :clap:
Bumped this up from a 7 to a 9...don't know what I was thinking
Originally proposed cover of Who's Next :roflol:
ronniegirl wrote: I always thought Peter Gabriel was the most frequently played, when I am listening! mattt wrote:
I'd've guessed him or David Byrne/Talking Heads. Not that I'm complaining.
Me I am. Unless you demonstrate me it's The Who.
ronniegirl wrote:
I always thought Peter Gabriel was the most frequently played, when I am listening!
I'd've guessed him or David Byrne/Talking Heads. Not that I'm complaining.
lmic wrote:
Townshend is a genius, Daltry is gorgeous - what more could ya want? Only 8s, 9s, and 10s are fitting. 8 for this ditty.
What you said!
Townshend is a genius, Daltry is gorgeous - what more could ya want? Only 8s, 9s, and 10s are fitting. 8 for this ditty.
fab4fan wrote:
No actually The Beatles seem to be played the most and Bill told me in an email he totally agrees with what I have written about The Beatles greatness and he told me they are often in the top played list on here!
I always thought Peter Gabriel was the most frequently played, when I am listening! You can never play TOO much WHO!
I'm a big Who fan but I'd rather hear one of their songs that doesn't get so much air play...maybe something from "The Who Sell Out" or "Live At Leeds" would be nice.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Everything by this band gets the Still Hearing Immature Twaddle (tm) IMHO this band is played more often than any other on RP so we must presume that they are a particular favourite of Bill G. Certainly no other band gets so many triple plays. Oh well. It is his radio station, after all. I just hope that you will grow out of them one day, Bill!
No actually The Beatles seem to be played the most and Bill told me in an email he totally agrees with what I have written about The Beatles greatness and he told me they are often in the top played list on here!
embo wrote:
Everything by the Who gets the Automatic Volume Increase(tm).
Everything by this band gets the Still Hearing Immature Twaddle (tm) IMHO this band is played more often than any other on RP so we must presume that they are a particular favourite of Bill G. Certainly no other band gets so many triple plays. Oh well. It is his radio station, after all. I just hope that you will grow out of them one day, Bill!
slowhand wrote:
Greatest Live Band ever w/ moonie and the axe.
Unfortunately, they played at excessively high volume. I saw them @ Dade County College , Fla. in 1971. They were playing in a gymnasium and the sound was purely awful, way, way too loud, even for me and my dorm mates who liked loud music. We left the show early, along with quite a few other fans. We were all wondering why in the name of God would these guys want to assault an audience with pure sonic noise. After all, they were one of the top bands in the world with tons of musical talent. It just didn't make any sense. I'm still pissed about having to leave that show. Today, you can buy soft foam ear plug/protection to filter out distortion and attenuate volume. Back then you had to jam you fingers in your ears just to catch a few moments actual music.
physicsgenius wrote:
Where's the rating for "it's OK, but a song you can hear every hour on any classic rock station is hardly eclectic"?
Maybe you need to find yourself a dictionary and look up the meaning of eclectic. You may be surprised.
physicsgenius wrote:
Where's the rating for "it's OK, but a song you can hear every hour on any classic rock station is hardly eclectic"?
PsycoGenus listens to "classic rock" stations so he can fume negativity alone...interesting way to "get off" if you ask me.
Greatest Live Band ever w/ moonie and the axe.
Where's the rating for "it's OK, but a song you can hear every hour on any classic rock station is hardly eclectic"?
Saw the 82 who tour still sound awesome, rock on Roger and Pete
eastcoast wrote:
...a great Who song
Redundant expression
horstman wrote:
The Who were definitely the bad boys of the British rock scene. Not the Stones.
Yeah: "We were the first band to vomit in the bar/ and find the distance to the stage too far..." Some Girls was completely excellent, but unless I pull that one out and dust it off, the Stones in my opinion just don't get my blood pumping to their songs anymore, whether old or new...Whereas The Who never failed/ fail to get me moving, even shouting. "LONG LIVE ROCK -- be it dead or alive!"
The Who were definitely the bad boys of the British rock scene. Not the Stones.
Love this song...great in concert...a great Who song
IMO, this song really starts when the bass kicks in...
winter wrote:
Not my favorite Who song, but still pretty good.
same here.
Ahhh--this song brings back great memories of the Summer of '70 (or 71'?)--loudspeakers blaring the sound over the sand on the beach in Huntington....
The Who is about to go on a world tour... and they are coming thru my city. Sweet! Great song.
In case anybody forgot what Rock 'n Roll was made of here is a sweet memory.
entwhistle bass repetitive but still causes the feet to tap. feel sorry for my cube mates but screw 'em, it's the Who
winter wrote:
Not my favorite Who song, but still pretty good.
I have to agree. Not my favorite, but even a bad song by the Who still strikes me right. I guess that's why they're one of "my" bands.
embo wrote:
Everything by the Who gets the Automatic Volume Increase(tm).
:yes:
Mugro wrote:
Touche. Point well taken. :tapedshut:
Funny how "Touche`" without the apostrophe looks so much like "Douche" was I supposed to comment on the song? ... :eek: :hungry: :question:
This one gets me going early in the A.M. Townsend's guitar is brilliant here...
Everything by the Who gets the Automatic Volume Increase(tm).
rascal420 wrote:
Who huddle
lol, too punny
Avatard wrote:
I saw them for the farewell tour there. Heheh. With The Clash and REM.
That had to be a hell of a show!
Not my favorite Who song, but still pretty good.
Gregorama wrote:
Always good to hear more of the Who. Can someone upload Eminence Front? Or some of the Townshend solo project stuff? Anyone out there have Rough Mix in MP3? Please share it with the world.
Good call, G. Eminence Front is one of my favorite Who's too. Apparently, it has been uploaded on RP, but last played Nov. 2003.
excellent friday jam! :clap:
Cyclehawk wrote:
I think Pete saved most of his best material from the mid 70s on for his solo records that were released in the 80s.... there's definitely some good stuff on those disks, most of which never got any airplay. I'll upload a few tracks if I can find some time.
Please do! That stuff deserves to be heard worldwide! Thanks, G
Who huddle
i like townsend's voice better than daltrey's.
jerseygirl wrote:
i saw the WHO at shea stadium for that particular concert tour. eminence front!!!!!!
I saw them for the farewell tour there. Heheh. With The Clash and REM.
Gregorama wrote:
Always good to hear more of the Who. Can someone upload Eminence Front? Or some of the Townshend solo project stuff? Anyone out there have Rough Mix in MP3? Please share it with the world.
i saw the WHO at shea stadium for that particular concert tour. eminence front!!!!!!
Time to rrrrrRRRRROOOOCK!!!!
Hello
Turn it up.
dmax wrote:
And, would you please stop playing Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Amazing Grace, Take Five, and the Star Spangled Banner. Thanks.
Touche. Point well taken. :tapedshut:
Mugro wrote:
Playing this song is entirely unnecessary. The entire world has heard this song enough times to last us all a lifetime. I had my fill by 1985. Please stop the misery!!!!! :beat:
And, would you please stop playing Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Amazing Grace, Take Five, and the Star Spangled Banner. Thanks.
Mugro wrote:
:sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: Playing this song is entirely unnecessary. The entire world has heard this song enough times to last us all a lifetime. I had my fill by 1985. Please stop the misery!!!!! :beat:
Great songs must be heard. This is a great song.
Coming soon as the theme song to a CSI spinoff near you.
A true ten-star-song. Gets ten stars. ;)
Gregorama wrote:
Always good to hear more of the Who. Can someone upload Eminence Front? Or some of the Townshend solo project stuff? Anyone out there have Rough Mix in MP3? Please share it with the world.
I think Pete saved most of his best material from the mid 70s on for his solo records that were released in the 80s.... there's definitely some good stuff on those disks, most of which never got any airplay. I'll upload a few tracks if I can find some time.
:sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: Playing this song is entirely unnecessary. The entire world has heard this song enough times to last us all a lifetime. I had my fill by 1985. Please stop the misery!!!!! :beat:
Always good to hear more of the Who. Can someone upload Eminence Front? Or some of the Townshend solo project stuff? Anyone out there have Rough Mix in MP3? Please share it with the world.
:puke:
The song isn't great, but Daltry takes it to another level.
Thank you for playing this!!! I\'ve been chair dancing!! :bounce:
Originally Posted by Patrick: If you're not enjoying this, turn up the volume.
You Know, I just tried that and damn! It really works!!! Not that I haven't always liked that song and LOVED the Who but I still think that Jews harp at the beginning is wimpy! :??:
Not liking the Who is kinda like saying, \"Yeah, I really don\'t like music. I just don\'t get this whole \'music\' thing anyway. What\'s so special about it?\" The Heavenly All-Stars just got better with the debut of the Ox on bass. :notworthy:
Love to hear truly classic rock on here since my local \'classic rock\' station is a joke. I miss the days when there were rock stars. :notworthy: :moon:
This song is OK, but only marginal for this station. I give it a 2. :( :( :( :(
Originally Posted by PhysicsGenius: People still play music from these pedophiles?
From someone claiming to be a Physics Genius, you are less informed on the social sides of reality. 1) You are speaking in plural (these pedophiles). Pete was the only one questioned by the police. 2) He was TOTALLY cleared of all wrong-doing and never charged with anything. How can you lay claim to something that never happened and slander people's reputations? I can understand if you do not appreciate the music and do not wish to hear it, but do NOT speak about what you do NOT know.
Originally Posted by PhysicsGenius: People still play music from these pedophiles?
He was cleared there, champ. So was what's his face from Massive Attack. The police got a little carried away on this one.
People still play music from these pedophiles?
Originally Posted by jpbergjr: Just tuned in and had to crank it. :bounce:
Hell Yes :)
Just tuned in and had to crank it. :bounce:
The Who song I'd really like to hear is The Relay. Great tune, that almost never turns up on radio.
so joyous! :hug:
i love this song....please play more WHO!!!! :clap:
two down, two to go. dot
Originally Posted by Johray63: Btw, this song isn't on Who's Next. As far as I know it was originally only released as a single. Together with Let's See Action and Substitute this song was part of the first album I ever bought; 'Rock 'n' Roll Allsorts'. A Polydor compilation album with besides the Who, Speedy Keen, Procol Harum, Arthur Brown, The Move, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Golden Earring (I had to dust, to get that info). Nice for a start!
Right, until recent compilations only a 45 release. That compilation you dug up has an impressive lineup. I gotta get my turntable fixed! Thanks for dusting. ;)
Originally Posted by faramir: Must be honest--it would be hard for this song to be more annoying.
here's a short program which makes it more annoying (sorry it's not more obfuscated): #!/usr/bin/perl $song="Join Together"; $song=~ s/Join /Magic /g; $song=~ s/Togeher/Bus/g; print "$song\n";
Zzzzz
More songs with jew\'s-harps!