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The Who — Eminence Front
Album: It's Hard
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Released: 1982
Length: 5:38
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The sun shines
People forget
The spray flies as the speedboat glides
People forget
Forget they're hiding
The girls smile
People forget
The snow packs as the skier tracks
People forget
Forget they're hiding.

Behind an eminence front
Eminence front - It's a put-on.
It's an eminence front
It's an eminence front -- It's a put-on
An eminence front
Eminence front - put-on
Eminence front
It's an eminence front
It's an eminence front -- It's a put-on
It's a put-on
It's a put-on
It's a put-on

Come and join the party
Dress to kill
Won't you come and join the party
Dress to kill.

The drinks flow
People forget
That big wheel spins, the hair thins
People forget
Forget they're hiding
The news slows
People forget
The shares crash, hopes are dashed
People forget
Forget they're hiding.

Behind an eminence front
An eminence front - it's a put-on
It is an eminence front
Eminence front -- It's a put-on
An eminence front
An eminence front - put-on
Eminence front
It's an eminence front - it's a put-on
It's a put-on
It's a put-on
It's a put-on

Come and join the party
Dress to
Come and join the party
Dress to
Come on join the party
Dress to
Come and join the party
Dress to kill

Dress yourself to kill.
Comments (207)add comment
 LowPhreak wrote:

Sure, let's just turn our S.S. and retirement over to the Wall St. vultures. We all saw how that worked out in '08.

2008 will happen again, not if but when. I'd rather pay into a system that can't be gambled with and exploited by profiteers.

 
Not to get off the subject of a great Who song but Dow Dec 2008 -8,776.39  now July 2018 25,175.31. Looks like triple the value to me. Much better than the Gov 3% and running in the red and much better return than Mohegan Sun Casino

{#Roflol}

Long live Keith {#Cheers}
play that funky music, white boys!
 LowPhreak wrote:

Sure, let's just turn our S.S. and retirement over to the Wall St. vultures. We all saw how that worked out in '08.

2008 will happen again, not if but when. I'd rather pay into a system that can't be gambled with and exploited by profiteers.

 
So government bureaucrats and elected politicians are not corrupted profiteers. Got it.
 ch83575 wrote:

I have heard this argument presented many times in many ways, and I must admit I don't get it.  If you are forced to pay into a socialist program all of your life, how is it somehow a socialist action to then want your piece back?  Taking social security payments and thinking that other people should not be forced to pay into a system they do not want or need are not incompatible actions.

 
Sure, let's just turn our S.S. and retirement over to the Wall St. vultures. We all saw how that worked out in '08.

2008 will happen again, not if but when. I'd rather pay into a system that can't be gambled with and exploited by profiteers.
 KudaRey wrote:

And as such, I am sure you will pass on social security and/or medicare when it is your time. My guess you're already sucking on that teat. If not, you will be soon enough. Socialism is as socialism does.  

 
I have heard this argument presented many times in many ways, and I must admit I don't get it.  If you are forced to pay into a socialist program all of your life, how is it somehow a socialist action to then want your piece back?  Taking social security payments and thinking that other people should not be forced to pay into a system they do not want or need are not incompatible actions.
To my mind one of the great (song) opening riff's in rock history.  Right up there in the pantheon with Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower.and Beethovens 5th. 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 Ulises wrote:

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

 

Winston Churchill
 



 
And as such, I am sure you will pass on social security and/or medicare when it is your time. My guess you're already sucking on that teat. If not, you will be soon enough. Socialism is as socialism does.  
 Hannio wrote:

50 (as of May 2015) changes have been made since Obamacare was signed into law after being drafted behind close doors by the democrats without republican input.  31 were made by unilaterally by the Obama administration, 17 that Congress passed and the president signed into law, and two by the Supreme Court.  The law was a huge monstrosity to begin with, thank you Madame Pelosi and Mr Reid, and this glorious shitpile is owned by Obama and the democrat party.   https://www.galen.org/newsletters/changes-to-obamacare-so-far/



 
Actually, the glorious shitpile known as ACA was a conservative plan from a conservative think tank that Romneycare came from, which Obama & Dems then copied with some of their own adjustments.

BOTH parties can take the blame for it, just as both will be to blame for whatever disaster comes from Trumpcare if some version of it passes, but most of that will be on the GOP.

What we need is single-payer/Medicare for All with corporations and for-profits cut out of the equation, period.
 dmiklitz wrote:
(edit)
The band is just not the same with the rhythm section passed on.
 
Mooney & The Ox?
Simply irreplaceable.
great writing dmiklitz   : )  cool
I'm amused and feeling my age when reading the comments on this song. I heard this song live in September 1982 in the now-demolished JFK stadium in Philadelphia. Great lineup for that show, btw. but I don't count this album among their best work. It was the second one after Moon died and '82 was supposed to be a Farewell Tour. I think I have most of their catalog up through It's Hard, mostly on vinyl. They were my favorite band when I was coming of age. Entwistle will always be in my top 5 bass player list. This particular song has such a good hook. If you want to hear the bass burning it up, listen to Magic Bus on Live at Leeds. Pete's talent has always been writing material that showcases each band member's talent. The synth looping comes right out his home studio where he noodled around on every instrument, creating his great catalog. Scoop was a great way to discover influences and evolution of both the Who's and Pete's solo work.

The band is just not the same with the rhythm section passed on.
 Ulises wrote:

Give me a fucking break. They made it, they own, they're free to do with it what they want to.

 
My comment wasn't meant for you
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
At first I thought this was a 1980's Peter Gabriel track that I had not heard before - then as I listened more closely I identified Roger Daltry's voice. Otherwise not a typical Who song - but still very good.

 
Pete is singing
 kcar wrote:

I disagree with your entire post, but especially the bit I put in bold. So not correct. 

I don't know what you expected Obama's administration to pass, but he very likely got the most he could. Single payer was not going to happen then and it likely won't for at least another 15 years, despite Bernie's vague promises of a political revolution. The cost of switching to single payer and then paying for it would be prohibitive. Opposition from the Republicans and the healthcare industry killed the public option, which likely wouldn't have been that widely used or disruptive.

The ACA isn't terrific, but it's a start. Certainly it's better than the state of healthcare before it—denial due to pre-existing conditions, termination of a policy due to a customer's severe illness, spiraling premiums, a shrinking pool of coverage, etc.

Sure, it would've been nice had the Republicans come up with their own health care reform idea—OH WAIT, THEY DID. It's called Obamacare. Mitt Romney could tell you all about that.   

 
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

 

Winston Churchill
 


 kcar wrote:

I disagree with your entire post, but especially the bit I put in bold. So not correct. 

I don't know what you expected Obama's administration to pass, but he very likely got the most he could. Single payer was not going to happen then and it likely won't for at least another 15 years, despite Bernie's vague promises of a political revolution. The cost of switching to single payer and then paying for it would be prohibitive. Opposition from the Republicans and the healthcare industry killed the public option, which likely wouldn't have been that widely used or disruptive.

The ACA isn't terrific, but it's a start. Certainly it's better than the state of healthcare before it—denial due to pre-existing conditions, termination of a policy due to a customer's severe illness, spiraling premiums, a shrinking pool of coverage, etc.

Sure, it would've been nice had the Republicans come up with their own health care reform idea—OH WAIT, THEY DID. It's called Obamacare. Mitt Romney could tell you all about that.   

 
Amen kcar!
 thewiseking wrote:
Sad how The Who have destroyed much of their catalogue by selling it for commercial purposes.
When you hear the opening bars of a Who song your mind no longer soars and your heart sinks. 

 
Give me a fucking break. They made it, they own, they're free to do with it what they want to.
 thewiseking wrote:
Sad how The Who have destroyed much of their catalogue by selling it for commercial purposes.
When you hear the opening bars of a Who song your mind no longer soars and your heart sinks. 

 
It's a good thing people don't apply this standard to modern bands since they sell their hits immediately for commercial purposes (and even see some songs become hits because they were in commercials).

Perhaps we should stop applying the old "sell-out" standard to older acts since selling out is the new normal.

Besides... didn't the Who Sell Out waaay back in the 60's: 

The who sell out album front.jpg
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
At first I thought this was a 1980's Peter Gabriel track that I had not heard before - then as I listened more closely I identified Roger Daltry's voice. Otherwise not a typical Who song - but still very good.

 
Yeah, I was really surprised this was The Who!  Would never have guessed that.
Sad how The Who have destroyed much of their catalogue by selling it for commercial purposes.
When you hear the opening bars of a Who song your mind no longer soars and your heart sinks. 
 Hannio wrote:

The problem is that Obama and the democrats wasted a golden opportunity and an enormous amount of political capital to produce something that is worse than what we started with (for the majority of Americans).  And we now know from Jonathon Gruber's own testimony that Obamacare was set up to deceive the American people from the very beginning.  So even the "intentions were good" defense falls flat on its face.



 
I disagree with your entire post, but especially the bit I put in bold. So not correct. 

I don't know what you expected Obama's administration to pass, but he very likely got the most he could. Single payer was not going to happen then and it likely won't for at least another 15 years, despite Bernie's vague promises of a political revolution. The cost of switching to single payer and then paying for it would be prohibitive. Opposition from the Republicans and the healthcare industry killed the public option, which likely wouldn't have been that widely used or disruptive.

The ACA isn't terrific, but it's a start. Certainly it's better than the state of healthcare before it—denial due to pre-existing conditions, termination of a policy due to a customer's severe illness, spiraling premiums, a shrinking pool of coverage, etc.

Sure, it would've been nice had the Republicans come up with their own health care reform idea—OH WAIT, THEY DID. It's called Obamacare. Mitt Romney could tell you all about that.   
At first I thought this was a 1980's Peter Gabriel track that I had not heard before - then as I listened more closely I identified Roger Daltry's voice. Otherwise not a typical Who song - but still very good.
It doesn't sound like The Who because the drumming is so 'right' it's 'wrong'.  :)
The girls smile
Strange - it's such a distinctive sound, and now it's a truck commercial ... I hope Pete's well recompensed for this.  I still like it.
It's sad that my alltime favorite Who song will now be known to the future generations as the song on a car commercial and their other great songs as CSI theme songs.{#No}
I saw them play this in New Orleans earlier this year.  Killer show that was.  I've heard this song is about rich people losing their inhibitions at parties because of coke.
 Hannio wrote:

The problem is that Obama and the democrats wasted a golden opportunity and an enormous amount of political capital to produce something that is worse than what we started with (for the majority of Americans).  And we now know from Jonathon Gruber's own testimony that Obamacare was set up to deceive the American people from the very beginning.  So even the "intentions were good" defense falls flat on its face.

 
This is going to have to be one of those "agree to disagree" things.
Nothing personal. I appreciate the civility of your posts.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yep, health care for poor people. Damn those commies!

 

The problem is that Obama and the democrats wasted a golden opportunity and an enormous amount of political capital to produce something that is worse than what we started with (for the majority of Americans).  And we now know from Jonathon Gruber's own testimony that Obamacare was set up to deceive the American people from the very beginning.  So even the "intentions were good" defense falls flat on its face.


 Hannio wrote:

. . . this glorious shitpile is owned by Obama and the democrat party.  (edit)

 
Yep, health care for poor people. Damn those commies!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Obama did try. Once the repubs (and drug corporations) were done with it, it was so watered down as to be a joke. Meanwhile, as you pointed out, people are dying. Because health care = Communism!

 

50 (as of May 2015) changes have been made since Obamacare was signed into law after being drafted behind close doors by the democrats without republican input.  31 were made by unilaterally by the Obama administration, 17 that Congress passed and the president signed into law, and two by the Supreme Court.  The law was a huge monstrosity to begin with, thank you Madame Pelosi and Mr Reid, and this glorious shitpile is owned by Obama and the democrat party.   https://www.galen.org/newsletters/changes-to-obamacare-so-far/


 Lazarus wrote:
. . . now the tragedy is that people are still dying today in the USA from no health insurance and poor health care...  you folks in the Kingdom are so lucky to have a single-payer system...  you are much more civilized than we barbarians in the USA, and I am not kidding . . .
 
Obama did try. Once the repubs (and drug corporations) were done with it, it was so watered down as to be a joke. Meanwhile, as you pointed out, people are dying. Because health care = Communism!
I guess it's pretty good, but I have never understood even one word, to the extent that I honestly understood what the point was. Of course, this being rock, it doesn't have to make any sense. Even the helpful lyrics provided in the comments section do not really help. Must be too many plays embedded in my brain to allow any alternative (that is, comprehensible) interpretations. Anyway, I like it...
Eskimo, Arapahoe!

That's what I keep singing along.... 
 richlister wrote:
 Lazarus wrote:
Great song...  love it...  here is a photo that my dead best friend's younger brother's girlfriend took at a recent show, in Manchester, NH, on February 24 (my dead best friend died on October 10, 2002 because he had diabetes and he didn't have health insurance...  he was a great guitar player..  miss you, Buster)—

Jesus mate, you are such a bell-end. Your mate died because he didn't have health Insurance? Cock.

 
Richlister, you evidently don't know much about America's free market approach to health care. Everyone here is equally free to get just as much health care as they can pay for. After all, if you were to provide free health care to the poor, that would just give them an incentive to get sick.
Yeah!
Me likey like, very much!
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
Best song on the record{#Bananasplit}
 richlister wrote:
 Lazarus wrote:
Great song...  love it...  here is a photo that my dead best friend's younger brother's girlfriend took at a recent show, in Manchester, NH, on February 24 (my dead best friend died on October 10, 2002 because he had diabetes and he didn't have health insurance...  he was a great guitar player..  miss you, Buster)—

Jesus mate, you are such a bell-end. Your mate died because he didn't have health Insurance? Cock.
 
Yeah, man...  Buster's fingers were quick and nimble on the guitar—  one of the fastest you'd ever see...  he made me look good while I played, and I am just a hack...  he couldn't afford his insulin, so he had to switch to some really cheap stuff, and he went downhill from there...  he was living in a house in the mountains in Virginia by himself, and all of the sudden, he quit talking to everybody on the phone...  his mother drove for 10 hours to his house, and the house smelled so bad she couldn't go inside...  she had to call the police, and they sent dudes into the house who were practically wearing space suits...  Buster had been dead for five days...  his blood sugar level had dropped and he had passed out and died...

now the tragedy is that people are still dying today in the USA from no health insurance and poor health care...  you folks in the Kingdom are so lucky to have a single-payer system...  you are much more civilized than we barbarians in the USA, and I am not kidding...

by the way, this is a great song...  everybody in my homeless camps loves this song, and this entire album...

hope life is grand for you right this minute, richlister...  time flies when we're having fun... 
 Lazarus wrote:
Great song...  love it...  here is a photo that my dead best friend's younger brother's girlfriend took at a recent show, in Manchester, NH, on February 24 (my dead best friend died on October 10, 2002 because he had diabetes and he didn't have health insurance...  he was a great guitar player..  miss you, Buster)—

Jesus mate, you are such a bell-end. Your mate died because he didn't have health Insurance? Cock.
San Andreas K-DST 4 life
Keep waiting for a new CSI locale so they can use this as the intro theme.
Best song on the album{#Dancingbanana_2}
 jgriffin56 wrote:  A great song on an otherwise dreadful album.  I can't explain why they were able to only produce one gem on this album but I am glad they did.


Hello!?!

It's Your Turn, One At A Time, and Dangerous are 3 of Entwistle's best efforts. Athena showed that Roger still had the pipes.  I've Known No War was a poignant track that captured the mood of the late cold war so well.  A Man Is a Man? Cry If You Want?  This album had MUCH to offer. 

Maybe you should give it another listen or 10.
Hearing a lot of Talking Heads in this.
brilliant {#Sunny}
{#Yell}  Brilliant!! 
 shellbella wrote:
{#Notworthy}

 
 

JJ . {#Sunny}hits everybody.....
 drucev wrote:
That's no Moon.

 
True in so many ways.  
 stevetheshoe wrote:
Oh my, Entwhistle was a bad mofo bass player!

 
No doubt - this was one where he got to shine.
A great song on an otherwise dreadful album.  I can't explain why they were able to only produce one gem on this album but I am glad they did.
Classic tune, classic message.  10 with no hesitation.

edit:  Echo this from stevetheshoe:  "Oh my, Entwhistle was a bad mofo bass player!"
{#Notworthy}


Great song...  love it...  here is a photo that my dead best friend's younger brother's girlfriend took at a recent show, in Manchester, NH, on February 24 (my dead best friend died on October 10, 2002 because he had diabetes and he didn't have health insurance...  he was a great guitar player..  miss you, Buster)—


Who - Roger allergy photo Who-Rogerallergictosmoke_zps4588525c.jpg
yeSSSSSS! It's a put on, baby!
 
Bill, fix your intro... its still not Keith Moon on this track!
Great song, but...Poor Kenny Jones...once saw where it was said he was a great drummer and that his only fault was that HE WAS NOT KEITH MOON...  Jam on!
Bill, this isn't Keith Moon drumming, because he was dead by then.  It's Kenny Jones, formerly of The (Small) Faces.  Still a great song!
Who are these guys?  They are growing on me.
 
That's no Moon.
You know, I thought Gabriel was gonna bang something out then.
i have to buy a new set of speakers now, thanks rp!!!
 shayde wrote:
So my personal brain-legend has a story that I heard that this was The Who's 'sound check' piece.  NOthing particularly earth shattering - enough noise from every band member to test out levels and stadium / forum coverage.

It's a fluff piece to have them play 'something' while the techs check everything.

Anyone else heard this?

(ObBounce - I still love it :) 
 
This is true - I was backstage in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl when they did their sound check - most awesome!!
Always one of my favorite WHO songs...
 linzie wrote:
Just picked up on the notes here about when this came out. It says '72 on the album release (above) but I agree with other notes Ive seen herel theres no WAY this came out in '72?!!!

...Im old, but not THAT old!

Def. '82 +/-
 
Hey Linzie, I am THAT old and '72 was awesome. Nearly as awesome as '68; just turned 14 and seeing the Doors and Jefferson Hairpie in London. Now I have RP and life is good.
5 —-> 7
 obstetricus wrote:

You're right; this song is post Keith Moon who died in '78.  Look at the It's Hard album cover and it's obvious early 80's with Roger's hair being much shorter as well as Townsend's.  I think '82 is correct or at least close.
 
82 is correct.  Saw the tour that went a long with the release.  It was advertised as there "last" tour.  
 Cynaera wrote:
The comments for this song are making me laugh myself into hiccups.  "Living in a swamp"?  "M & M's Front"?   {#Roflol}

I love this song.  I love RP, and the very diverse and odd buncha coconuts who spend time here. {#Group-hug}
 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace... 
Hey when's the book to be released, Pete? Still "researching", huh?
Man! This is great. It's at once a toe-tapper and yet so very melancholic and dark. Brilliant!
Always loved this song with it's great driving rhythm.
So very very fine...then AND again, NOW, as ever...
IT'S AN EMINENCE FRONT!
and People forget
forget they're hiding
The girls smile
People forget
The boat glides
the spray flies...
People forget...
It's a put-on...YET!
geiler Song
The only song by The Who that I really like.
Oh my, Entwhistle was a bad mofo bass player!
Thank you thank you thank you...get through the afternoon...perfect!
Wrong cover and wrong release date.  Released in 1982!
Oh, yeah.  {#Yes}
 linzie wrote:
Just picked up on the notes here about when this came out. It says '72 on the album release (above) but I agree with other notes Ive seen herel theres no WAY this came out in '72?!!!

...Im old, but not THAT old!

Def. '82 +/-
 
You're right; this song is post Keith Moon who died in '78.  Look at the It's Hard album cover and it's obvious early 80's with Roger's hair being much shorter as well as Townsend's.  I think '82 is correct or at least close.
 Nerubo wrote:
Oh, it's the "Living in Funk" Song, I wondered why I could never find it in on Google....

I do like the song.  Just like I like the Peter Gabriel song "She's so Funky, Eh?"  (Jeux Sans Frontiers = Games Without Frontiers)

Good times....

 
I used to think he was singing "She's so popular."

 linzie wrote:


...Well, I'm not always right, but I was this time; according to wikipedia, this DID come out in '82 on the album "It's Hard".....
 

...OK, so I see someone else already posted the info from wiki... oops didnt see that  {#Beat}
 linzie wrote:
Just picked up on the notes here about when this came out. It says '72 on the album release (above) but I agree with other notes Ive seen herel theres no WAY this came out in '72?!!!

...Im old, but not THAT old!

Def. '82 +/-
 

...Well, I'm not always right, but I was this time; according to wikipedia, this DID come out in '82 on the album "It's Hard".....
Unlimited Funk.   It's Unlimited Funk. 
Just picked up on the notes here about when this came out. It says '72 on the album release (above) but I agree with other notes Ive seen herel theres no WAY this came out in '72?!!!

...Im old, but not THAT old!

Def. '82 +/-
And now its Roger's turn to say:-  "Pete? Ahh, he's just the number 2 singer"
Mary Reilly was my college girlfriend.  I'm in bed with her totally high when I hear this! 
I'm learning so much from this site! Whenever I happened to hear this on the radio, I always thought it was Phil Collins! (Okay, not listening all that close to Daltrey's voice; it was the overall rhythm and production.) And this came out in 1972?!?

I've learned that my days of "Yes or nothing" were perhaps a little misguided... :-)
From Wiki
"Eminence Front" is a song written and sung by Pete Townshend of The Who. It appears as the sixth track on the group's 1982 studio album, It's Hard. The single reached #68 on the Billboard Hot 100.<1>

 
oldman wrote:

Couldn't have been '72.
'82 maybe.... as Eminence Front was released on It's Hard around '81 or '82
that is, if my memory is working today 
 


 aramis92 wrote:
Released '72 ? ...Proof that good music is eternal...
 
Couldn't have been '72.
'82 maybe.... as Eminence Front was released on It's Hard around '81 or '82
that is, if my memory is working today 
 aramis92 wrote:
Released '72 ? ...Proof that good music is eternal...
 
Absolutely agree!!

"Emily's front...is a put on!"
Funkee!! {#Dancingbanana_2} (Eminence F.U.N.K.)

 shayde wrote:
So my personal brain-legend has a story that I heard that this was The Who's 'sound check' piece.  NOthing particularly earth shattering - enough noise from every band member to test out levels and stadium / forum coverage.

It's a fluff piece to have them play 'something' while the techs check everything.

Anyone else heard this?

(ObBounce - I still love it :) 
 

I think that was the story line in the music video.
Good night time driving song...
 . . . wait for it . . . wait . . .
This song ROCKS!!
Released '72 ? ...Proof that good music is eternal...
Pete Townshend is funky!
 Cynaera wrote:
The comments for this song are making me laugh myself into hiccups.  "Living in a swamp"?  "M & M's Front"?   {#Roflol}

I love this song.  I love RP, and the very diverse and odd buncha coconuts who spend time here. {#Group-hug}
 

When I first heard the song, I thought he was singing "Limited Funk".  {#Roflol}

It gets a 9 from me.  {#Bananajam}{#Drummer} {#Bananapiano}
don't          even               trip
 Cynaera wrote:
The comments for this song are making me laugh myself into hiccups.  "Living in a swamp"?  "M & M's Front"?   {#Roflol}

I love this song.  I love RP, and the very diverse and odd buncha coconuts who spend time here. {#Group-hug}
 
As do I - where else on earth would you get all this?
{#Bananasplit} 
The comments for this song are making me laugh myself into hiccups.  "Living in a swamp"?  "M & M's Front"?   {#Roflol}

I love this song.  I love RP, and the very diverse and odd buncha coconuts who spend time here. {#Group-hug}
I like this song.  Because it's good. 
So my personal brain-legend has a story that I heard that this was The Who's 'sound check' piece.  NOthing particularly earth shattering - enough noise from every band member to test out levels and stadium / forum coverage.

It's a fluff piece to have them play 'something' while the techs check everything.

Anyone else heard this?

(ObBounce - I still love it :) 
 rosedraws wrote:
 9,  or 10...
  

Precisely my quandary {#Stupid}


 mandolin wrote:
...1972, really?..
 

I think it's '82.
 SinisterDexter wrote:
This song is soooooooooooooooo.... bad for the ears. Seriously, probably the worst of The Who's hits.
 
WTF?? Get new ears {#Tongue}
I like the live version too, from the video.
...1972, really?..
I believe that's the wrong album cover.  YEAH WHO!!!
 9,  or 10...
 mfassett wrote:

Significantly different riff, different feel, different groove, different tempo.  Well, what-ever I guess.  
 
it's the same snare tho.  gotta give him that one. {#Drummer}
I saw the Who long before they reached their current status in a small working mans club in the town I lived in.
They were then a mod band with a small dedicated following.
I bought Who's Next and a couple more of their albums over the years but while some tracks were excellent I couldn't help feeling they got a bit lost in projects and neglected what they did best; turn out the funk and beat. This track is probably my favorite and demonstrates the Who at their best imo.
Oh, it's the "Living in Funk" Song, I wondered why I could never find it in on Google....

I do like the song.  Just like I like the Peter Gabriel song "She's so Funky, Eh?"  (Jeux Sans Frontiers = Games Without Frontiers)

Good times....

thank you music god! i am deaf and hear this song superbly!!long livewho?
Love this song and love the Who. Saw them live in London once. What a great live band. Just amazing.
 plaice3 wrote:
Not a huge Who fan, but this has always been one of my favorite songs ...

 

PETE

For years I thought they were saying "Living in a swamp."  I just couldn't understand why living in a swamp was a put-on.   Maybe because they were not actually living in a swamp?
Not a huge Who fan, but this has always been one of my favorite songs ...

This reminds me of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming RP Meetup a couple years ago... this was the first song on the CD that everyone compiled

Great track...best on the original album.....saw him perform this years ago on UK tv....with Dave Gilmour on guitar!