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The Who — Quadrophenia
Album: Quadrophenia
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Released: 1973
Length: 5:48
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Long Live                                                                                                            Radio Paradise
For me                                           7 - Quite Likeable                       but I am considering 8
3 in a row off Quadrophenia {#Clap}
So amazing!  So wonderfully poignant, this whole album-side...  A real masterpiece of sound, an epic rock-opera, a sonic tour de force!
Big Who fan, 10/10.
Best band ever.
Remember the bell boy?
Quadrophrenia > Schizophrenia
 h8rhater wrote:

I wear my war-time coat in the wind and sleet.

 
I think that scooter needs more lights & mirrors {#Cheesygrin}
 melzabutch wrote:

I got my GS Scooter



 
I wear my war-time coat in the wind and sleet.
great segue from the Bonobo drumming to keith moon.{#Drummer}
 dang that is forever killer..  {#Cheers}
And this is the problem with rock and roll, it was mastered by 1973. The Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Dark Side of the Moon, the stones, and THIS!

From '74 on, it has all pretty much been poor imitation. 
if you dont get goosebumps from listening to this you are probably dead. i may have to go and listen to the whole album now. bye.

I got my GS Scooter


ICONIC! The BEST segueing album ever recorded....
Well check that, maybe side two of Abbey Road is there too...
or, oh yeah, Dark Side of The Moon or Ummagumma, or....
-rocker-

 parttime wrote:
Are you a 'Mod or a "Rocker..

 
"I'm a Mocker."
- Richard Starkey
Love this composition, as a dancer I performed it in the theater, every performance my skin was burning.
Inspiring piece of art/album (IMO) {#Clap}.
Has Bill ever played the whole album at once?
 ronniegirl wrote:
Love every time you play these 3! 

 

Yeah—it's nice!  Just play the entire Side 1 and take a break!
Are you a 'Mod or a "Rocker..
 markg063 wrote:
I couldn't agree more! A real masterpiece! I took my 17 yr old daughter to see them tour this album about a month ago, because she told me it was one of two concerts she would ever want to see in her life. The legend  does live on. And while it wasn't as outstanding as it was in past tours of Quadrophenia, those guys still have it!

Greenman wrote:
One of the most defining albums of my generation.  You cannot listen to the album and feel any less than 100 different emotions - all representative of the moods and roles we played and play throughout our adolescent years - and perhaps beyond.
 

 
Same with my 21 year old - calls me from out of state and says, "The Who are coming. Wanna go?"
So
Proud

Of course, the first real concert I took him to was Springsteen. First for my younger was McCartney.
(My first was Elvis P. Still have the ticket stub) 
Love every time you play these 3! 
My stereo wont go to 11. Can't get it loud enough!!!{#Bananajam}
What a cool string of Who songs! Great idea. :) 
 rashad wrote:
It's almost a full moon tonight in Melbourne, midnight. Perfect to listen to one of my very favourite drummers, those wonderful anti-rhythms he tore into, against Townshend's chord progressions. Just beeyootiful.



 
This.
It's almost a full moon tonight in Melbourne, midnight. Perfect to listen to one of my very favourite drummers, those wonderful anti-rhythms he tore into, against Townshend's chord progressions. Just beeyootiful.


When we got married, Mrs Poacher and I had a picture taken at the other end of the alley of the cover shot of the album that was taken in Brighton (where the film for the music was shot).

How's that for a really (un)useful piece of information?  
 oldsinger wrote:
Saw the event in Pittsburgh recently; very excellent even with aging voices. Young Starkey was really good on drums.

Had to go; first date w/ my wife (still) was Tommy in 1969.  Boston University homecoming.

 
So, in 1969 the Boston University Homecoming act was the WHO?!?  Too cool.


From the BU Archives, 1969: Two students bask in the sun along the banks of the Charles River.

Photo by BU Photography




Love the 4 Who faces on the mirrors of the GS Scooter Jimmy is riding on the original cover. A bloody Quadrophenic! {#Biggrin}
Thank you
Quadrophenia is a gift that keeps on giving, year after year. Amazing music.
How did I had that as a 9?  Fixed that typo.  It's a 10!
https://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070812020119/lyricwiki/images/3/30/The_Who_-_Quadrophenia.jpg
First heard this when I was 15, it became almost a religion to me, such was it's impact. 
Superior music!  I had to stop everything and raise the volume, oh ok, and scroll down to see what all you brilliant people wrote down, Thank you All!!!  Love it  
I don't believe any band pulled off the essence of a concept album like The Who. Sure there are some good ones...but The Who did it more than once.
always like an RP album sequence like today
More the Who! 
Thanks Bill! 
Still...Greatest album ever.
I couldn't agree more! A real masterpiece! I took my 17 yr old daughter to see them tour this album about a month ago, because she told me it was one of two concerts she would ever want to see in her life. The legend  does live on. And while it wasn't as outstanding as it was in past tours of Quadrophenia, those guys still have it!

Greenman wrote:
One of the most defining albums of my generation.  You cannot listen to the album and feel any less than 100 different emotions - all representative of the moods and roles we played and play throughout our adolescent years - and perhaps beyond.
 


 oldsinger wrote:
Saw the event in Pittsburgh recently; very excellent even with aging voices. Young Starkey was really good on drums.

Had to go; first date w/ my wife (still) was Tommy in 1969.  Boston University homecoming.
 

Saw the show in Nashville in December.  Young Starkey was GREAT!
One of the most defining albums of my generation.  You cannot listen to the album and feel any less than 100 different emotions - all representative of the moods and roles we played and play throughout our adolescent years - and perhaps beyond.
 egroman wrote:
Great then. Great now.
 



..yup..and pretty durn good tomorrow too, i bet..
Saw the event in Pittsburgh recently; very excellent even with aging voices. Young Starkey was really good on drums.

Had to go; first date w/ my wife (still) was Tommy in 1969.  Boston University homecoming.
Great then. Great now.
 colt4x5 wrote:
Ambrosia meets Renaissance.
 
They live in Essex don't they?
Ambrosia meets Renaissance.
Still...
ONLY LOVE...!
—they said it, sang it, played it, bashed the hell out of it so well — ETERNAL!
 RoelantSiekman wrote:

That's an interesting assessment, though The Who was around before either of those bands were.
Amazing work. Fleetwood Mac meets Pink Floyd, with an edge.
 

Well the first incarnations of each started around the same time in the 60s but what I really wonder is what this person is hearing that bring name Fleetwood Mac, in any incarnation, to mind?
 RoelantSiekman wrote:
Amazing work. Fleetwood Mac meets Pink Floyd, with an edge.
 
That's an interesting assessment, though The Who were around before either of those bands were.
Wonder what my friend fredriley is listening to now. {#Biggrin}

Me... I'm loving this.
Missed the 3 song Who set....would like to have seen how it fit into my day.
Everybody in my bathroom loves this song!  (even the bacteria)
I am so sick of this song, it goes on for ever, Daltry screaching, Dreadfull.
For those of you who can access BBC 4 TV tonight at 21:00 BST is a documentary on the film followed by the film itself!
 ziakut wrote:
Though I love these three tunes in a row...I do feel it's too much on RP. As with any band.
 
Bill didn't play them together this time. I have to go dig my album out to listen to rest. That is so mean to lift the needle so soon.
Lovely
Though I love these three tunes in a row...I do feel it's too much on RP. As with any band.
I haven't read all 14 pages of comments so maybe someone has mentioned it before, but I always loved the credits on this album

Roger Daltry: vocals
Keith Moon: drums
John Entwhistle: bass
Peter Townsend: remainder
Amazing work. Fleetwood Mac meets Pink Floyd, with an edge.

On my way to get to work, my radio played "Love, reign o' me": this song resembles that song.
Great song, however! 


Don't forget there is a movie "Quadrophenia" featuring The Who and starring Sting, before the Police...
If you played the shit out of it, it would still not be overplayed.
The electric keyboard place this rigth in its period
There is something nostalgic in listening to it
I saw this movie back in the 80s. One of the "content warnings" was "Strong British accents". Pretty funny, I thought...{#Cheers}
Three Who in a row: "I am the Sea," "The Real Me," and "Quadrophenia." I was starting to think we were going to listen to the whole album (which would've been just fine!).
 kingart wrote:
Three best drummers in rock: Keith Moon, Keith Moon, and Keith Moon. 
  

 
AlonzoTheArmless wrote:

If you like those guys, you oughta check out Keith Moon. He's a madman!
 
Keith Moon would put all of those guys to shame.

Sublime. Just...stunning. 
One of the best rock albums of all time. Eddie Vedder doesn't swear by it for naught. I used to fall asleep to it with my Koss headphones on, circa 1979.
My favorite album of all time.  I've loved it since I was 15 years old, and I just turned 48 on Sunday.  The best, to me, even now.
Great track from an unparalleled album. Great passion, dynamics and superb melodies. Couple with a theme that just about makes sense (unlike Tommy!). Keith Moon is IMHO the greatest drummer in rock, driving this whole album along with passion and power. He truly is Animal...
The Who 3 times in a row? If I was on MSN using that plugin which shows what Im listening probably a would win some points with a friend who is crazy about them. {#Lol}
Outstanding. 
Both the song and the album are beyond fantastic.

For those people that don't like it, or even hate it, nothing I write will have a chance to change that. 

I will just say that I think Pete and The Who captured the unspoken feelings of every confused, sensitive, emotional teenage boy better than anyone ever has with this album.  And I thank them for it.
This LP was a game changer when it came out. Still challenges today.
 kingart wrote:
Three best drummers in rock: Keith Moon, Keith Moon, and Keith Moon. 
 
If you like those guys, you oughta check out Keith Moon. He's a madman!

Three best drummers in rock: Keith Moon, Keith Moon, and Keith Moon. 
Completely awesome tune!
 SuzG wrote:

Great music to write by...

 
Had to smile. In grad school, I wrote a play set in a beach house, so I put on this album when I first started working on it. Every morning, well ... most mornings, I'd put on Quadrophenia and write. And the experience makes me love the album even more — could easily have gone the other way!

 Poacher wrote:
They showed it on the beach between a few years ago and I took my kids. There was a great crowd, a decent sound system and lots of cheering when anything 'Brighton' came on . . . especially the fights between the mods and rockers. 

It is an outstanding film if you lived through the era and really captures the feel of the times. 

 

 

Interesting times indeed, I owned a duffle coat and rode a Lambretta 150, but had changed to leathers and a 500cc Triumph before I went to Brighton. Didn't know WTF I was supposed to do.
Allow Bill a little indulgence sez I.

I just finished loading Quadrophenia on my new android, and turned on RP during this set. interesting


Great music to write by...


Heaven


 aglzen wrote:

I'd stop listening altogether, and turn off my monthly donation.
 

Harsh!
 Imkirok wrote:

If RP played three Porcupine Tree songs in a row, then followed it up with three great Who songs, and did so on a regular basis, I'd increase my monthly donation.
 
I'd stop listening altogether, and turn off my monthly donation.
very, very nice, sigh..........
I repeat - Out- freaking - standing. — great way to end my work week
Toin' it up!
11:15

fredriley wrote:

If only it were just 10 minutes. I've not timed it, but this wee trilogy seems to have been going for at least a quarter hour. If RP were to play three Porcupine Tree, say, tracks back to back there'd be almighty moaning on the boards, and rightly so.




 Poacher wrote:
So. See you in 10 and all will be well again. 
 
If only it were just 10 minutes. I've not timed it, but this wee trilogy seems to have been going for at least a quarter hour. If RP were to play three Porcupine Tree, say, tracks back to back there'd be almighty moaning on the boards, and rightly so.

 fredriley wrote:

Sorry, Cynaera, I've got to disagree with you on this one. Three on the trot from any band may be nirvana for lovers of that band, but a literal turn-off for other listeners. If RP plays such extended sets there's a danger that listeners will turn off and tune in elsewhere. If RP were to play three Porcupine Tree numbers consecutively, that would be as bad an error as playing 3 Who numbers.

Anyway, the second Who effort has come on so it's mute on and away off to iTunes for the next ten minutes.

 
If RP played three Porcupine Tree songs in a row, then followed it up with three great Who songs, and did so on a regular basis, I'd increase my monthly donation.


3 in a  row... again... come on!!
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Pete Townshend in the 60s by ~JSaurer
©2010 ~JSaurer

the great Pete Townshend in the swinging sixties,
pencil drawing, 1997


 
Don't talk to this guy, kids.

 fredriley wrote:

Sorry, Cynaera, I've got to disagree with you on this one. Three on the trot from any band may be nirvana for lovers of that band, but a literal turn-off for other listeners. If RP plays such extended sets there's a danger that listeners will turn off and tune in elsewhere. If RP were to play three Porcupine Tree numbers consecutively, that would be as bad an error as playing 3 Who numbers.

Anyway, the second Who effort has come on so it's mute on and away off to iTunes for the next ten minutes.
 
Well, from my viewpoint, I am not exactly a huge Who fan, but I grew up with them and they have been a minor influence in my music life. 

RP is an eclectic place and where better then to have a run of three tracks that work together so well? There are plenty of tracks that get played here that I disagree with (some I comment on, some not) and on occasion there are three tracks that will make me mute or switch away. But that surely is part of the reason we are here. . . the diversity. 

I admire the brave step of three in a row and as long as there is justification for it (and I think this trio from the Who is justified) then let it be so.

So. See you in 10 and all will be well again. 
Out - freaking - standing way to start my morning.

Sorry Fred - I just don't get how you don't get it.

You and the Who.  Keller and Radiohead.  EssexTex and Bowie.

How do you hate 3 of the top 10 most respected and beloved (by other musician, critics and fans alike) artists of all time.


 fredriley wrote:

Sorry, Cynaera, I've got to disagree with you on this one. Three on the trot from any band may be nirvana for lovers of that band, but a literal turn-off for other listeners. If RP plays such extended sets there's a danger that listeners will turn off and tune in elsewhere. If RP were to play three Porcupine Tree numbers consecutively, that would be as bad an error as playing 3 Who numbers.

Anyway, the second Who effort has come on so it's mute on and away off to iTunes for the next ten minutes.

 

Go ahead and mute Fred.  It's your choice (or loss).   The WHO are one of the most important bands in rock history.  They're great, wonderful, imaginative and and perfect to listen to right now.  They deserve a 3 song set anytime Bill wants to play one. 
 oenyaw wrote:
3 in a row.  Go ahead and play the whole album!
 
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! {#Puke}
3 in a row.  Go ahead and play the whole album!
 Cynaera wrote:

Who are you? (Oh, and did you notice that I used another Who song title?)  Do you not understand that three songs in a row from ANY artist is like the Holy Grail here? What is one of your favorite bands?

 
Sorry, Cynaera, I've got to disagree with you on this one. Three on the trot from any band may be nirvana for lovers of that band, but a literal turn-off for other listeners. If RP plays such extended sets there's a danger that listeners will turn off and tune in elsewhere. If RP were to play three Porcupine Tree numbers consecutively, that would be as bad an error as playing 3 Who numbers.

Anyway, the second Who effort has come on so it's mute on and away off to iTunes for the next ten minutes.

I love this trilogy of songs - it sets up such a great vibe for writing, housework, or spreadsheets... That's why I love The Who - they just FIT. {#Meditate}{#Sunny}

Trilogy: Needs something from "Tommy" to follow, considering the preceding. ;-)
y r they so insistent ?
Go Who set!

Quadrophenia is a masterpiece.

I might dust off my Zoot Suit and get ready for a beach fight.
I just wish I could explain that uncertain feeling in my brain.

(why do I have to be different?)



Pete Townshend in the 60s by ~JSaurer
©2010 ~JSaurer

the great Pete Townshend in the swinging sixties,
pencil drawing, 1997


air drum arms are flailing.... cube mates think I've lost it! Keith rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 fredriley wrote:
Oh, FFS! Three Who numbers on the trot? What is this, Mod Radio? Paradise for Who-lovers I'm sure, an extended and unwanted mute for those of us who loathe this overblown example of Pomp Rock. C'mon, RP, you're aimed at a wide range of musical tastes.

And yes, I would object to 3 on the trot from one of my fave bands.

 
Who are you? (Oh, and did you notice that I used another Who song title?)  Do you not understand that three songs in a row from ANY artist is like the Holy Grail here? What is one of your favorite bands? (If you list the Specials, I promise, I will hunt you down and nail you with a paintball gun.  No, not the ball - the gun. Makes a better dent, and I don't have to waste paint balls.)

Bill, this is just an awesome set.  Thank you. {#Notworthy}
Oh, FFS! Three Who numbers on the trot? What is this, Mod Radio? Paradise for Who-lovers I'm sure, an extended and unwanted mute for those of us who loathe this overblown example of Pomp Rock. C'mon, RP, you're aimed at a wide range of musical tastes.

And yes, I would object to 3 on the trot from one of my fave bands.

They showed it on the beach between a few years ago and I took my kids. There was a great crowd, a decent sound system and lots of cheering when anything 'Brighton' came on . . . especially the fights between the mods and rockers. 

It is an outstanding film if you lived through the era and really captures the feel of the times. 

 
jools wrote:
Ashamed to say that I only saw the whole film for for the first time recently!  And I live in Brighton!  Anyway it was great and my kids loved especially as we checked the locations.  It moved them very much.
 

 Paul_in_Australia wrote:

Three ones in a row.

Like stubble on an adolescent's chin

 


  h8rhater wrote:

You resurface again... like a boil on an old man's ass

 

OOH THE BANTER!!!

 

 

 



I was heading out the door at work until these songs came on...

(RP, the only place where you'll get this)
Made me look!

Surprised there are no comments here about the Who Superbowl halftime show.....Well, I thought it was a great light show....


Ashamed to say that I only saw the whole film for for the first time recently!  And I live in Brighton!  Anyway it was great and my kids loved especially as we checked the locations.  It moved them very much.
Haven't heard the full intro in a long time.  Kewl!
not at all bad
 

Said it before,,,,, say it again,,,,,,
Greatest album made in the 70's
Thanks Pete