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The Who — Going Mobile
Album: Who's Next
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I'm goin' home
And when I wanna go home
I'm goin' mobile
Well, I'm gonna find a home
And we'll see how it feels
Goin' mobile
Keep me movin'

I can pull up by the curb
I can make it on the road
Goin' mobile
I can stop in any street
Invitin' people there with me
Goin' mobile
Keep me movin'

Out in the woods
Or in the city
It's all the same to me
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home
When I'm mobile

Hee, hoo!
beep beep!

Play the tape machine
Make the toast and tea
When I'm mobile
Well I can lay in bed
With only highway ahead
When I'm mobile
Keep me movin'

Keep me movin'
Over 50
Keep me groovin'
Just a hippie gypsy

Come on move now
Movin'
Keep me movin', yeah

Keep me movin', groovin', groovin', yeah
Movin', Yeah
Mobile, mobile, mobile, mobile...

I don't care about pollution
I'm an air-conditioned gypsy
That's my solution
Watch the police and the tax man miss me
I'm mobile
Oooooh, yeah, hee!

Mobile, mobile, mobile yeah
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One of the best albums of 71 thanks!
 CCinSB wrote:
{#Motor} Cannot WAIT to see them live, finally....after all these years!

 
I saw them last weekend and they were great.
Rogers voice was as I'd remember it, Pete's guitar also, and the musicians were great. So all in all I enjoyed it very much.
My only regret is I did not catch them live before... 
{#Motor} Cannot WAIT to see them live, finally....after all these years!
17 years old in 1971 when this came out and i thought it was just about the corniest song i ever heard
"wip ho, beep beep"{#Redface}
 
Love it!
 Cynaera wrote:

I'm dying to know about all those extra miles.  Hugs and scritches to your darling dog. 19 is a LOT of doggie-years.  Welcome back, to the both of you. Life is a funny thing, innit? I'm happy to be sequestered in my bedroom with my ancient computer and ten cats that sleep most of the time. You wander the world with an ancient dog and learn new things.

I love your posts - they remind me that I have a brain and I need to trot it out and exercise it sometimes. Thank you for that.  And every time I hear this song, I'll think about you and smile.
 
One of the joys of seeing songs come back into rotation on RP after several years is seeing Cynaera near the top of the comments.  Her relentless positivity always brings a smile.
WEE HOO!!!  BEEP BEEP  LOVE IT (goin gypsy : )
Geeeez. 

When is this band gonna get a decent drummer. Boring.

I mean, I hear this kind of drumming every day with the bands of the 21st century!  
F**k Yeh.
I love this song and this whole album.{#Clap}
 Cynaera wrote:
...I'm dying to know about all those extra miles...
  Geographically large countries are not a rarity, but one with such a network of drivable roads and a splendid variety of geological, horticultural and cultural diversity affords the opportunity to drink deeply - which we did. Thanks for the compliment, we're kicking off the 2011 season of travel with a journey to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival April 29-May 6. I never dreamed Wally would be with me for all these years, but he's still willing to go whenever a door is opened. Not bad for a blind and deaf 140 year old.


 Businessgypsy wrote:
Just back from my 5,000 mile journey across the US - which turned into a 9,600 mile journey. Saw it all with a 19 year old Welsh Terrier by my side. If you ever get the chance, my friends...

 
I'm dying to know about all those extra miles.  Hugs and scritches to your darling dog. 19 is a LOT of doggie-years.  Welcome back, to the both of you. Life is a funny thing, innit? I'm happy to be sequestered in my bedroom with my ancient computer and ten cats that sleep most of the time. You wander the world with an ancient dog and learn new things.

I love your posts - they remind me that I have a brain and I need to trot it out and exercise it sometimes. Thank you for that.  And every time I hear this song, I'll think about you and smile.

Yep - the photographer had to fill his empty film canisters with rainwater and then pour the contents at the appropriate "strategic" points on the monolith.  The site of the photograph is a waste dump.  This monolith is one of several put in place to keep the waste from shifting within the site.

 sirdroseph wrote:


Funny story, they actually had stage fright when making this photo, they had to cheat and pour  rainwater on the monolith!{#Lol}
 

Good song from this album which I think is their best.  Just what is "an air-conditioned gypsy?"
 Radio_Man wrote:
Top 10 album cover...that poor monolith! 
 

Funny story, they actually had stage fright when making this photo, they had to cheat and pour  rainwater on the monolith!{#Lol}
Just back from my 5,000 mile journey across the US - which turned into a 9,600 mile journey. Saw it all with a 19 year old Welsh Terrier by my side. If you ever get the chance, my friends...

One of my favorite songs from my favorite band. I play guitar and am interested in classic rock because of pete townshend
This song makes me think of my best friend, who lost her home to some bad circumstances and ended up with a pickup truck and an RV. She now travels with her husband, who goes where the work is.  She's my Gypsy on the Road, and this song describes their life perfectly.  They're much happier now than they ever were when they were rootbound!  "I don't care about pollution - I'm an air-conditioned gypsy! That's my solution - watch the police and the tax man miss me - I'm MOBILE!"

Yep, love this song.{#Daisy}{#Sunny}
A perfect album.

Ketih's lead drumming.  John's lead bass playing.  Pete's rythmic guitar and overall genius and on the rest of the tunes besides this one - Roger's emotional belting.
Top 10 album cover...that poor monolith! 
 peacockangel wrote:
fav Who album ~ not my favorite song on it ~ ..not a big Who fan...
 
not a huge Roger fan specifically ~ do like Pete ~ still there are a few better on the album

fav Who album ~ not my favorite song on it ~ ..not a big Who fan...
Pete!!!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Perfect song to get me stoked while preparing for a 5,000 mile three month backroads trip across America. Building out the bed platform right now, and still contemplating what constitutes a bathroom and why (a question that's as existential as it is practical). ETD June 1
 

That sounds like a helluva lot of fun. Here's to great adventures! Cheers!
Perfect song to get me stoked while preparing for a 5,000 mile three month backroads trip across America. Building out the bed platform right now, and still contemplating what constitutes a bathroom and why (a question that's as existential as it is practical). ETD June 1
 Poacher wrote:
Imagine how big this band could have been if they had had a decent singer.

 
You can't get much bigger than The Who.
 sirrus wrote:
Hey Roger,

Can you hear me now? :)
 
YES!  But Pete can't!

Imagine how big this band could have been if they had had a decent singer.

/rant 
 fingerpin wrote:
"Just a hippie gypsy". {#Daisy} 

 

And an air-conditioned one, at that.
What did Daltrey do while Beaty, Big, and Bouncy played this great song?
"Just a hippie gypsy". {#Daisy} 

{#Motor}
A miss variety in the hit or miss Who song spectrum. {#Snooty}
I bet it splattered on their shoes...
Album-song...both "tens"
Volume UP.
I like The Who when they're subdued like this and just show what they can do without all the bombast and crap. Stuff like "Who Are You" or "Eminence Front" — forget it.

More Entwistle!

lol@sirrus


this song goes down as the most played in my head tune on my first bike tour from Arcata to San Francisco thru the redwoods and then along the rugged northern Californian coast .  First year out of the house, on my own, on the road - goin mobile!

Hey Roger,

Can you hear me now? :)