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The Who — Trick of The Light
Album: Who Are You
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Released: 1978
Length: 4:38
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 Stingray wrote:
THE WHO ALWAYS SURPRISE ME!
TOWNSEND CAN PLAY THE GUITAR...,
did not know that!

 
Better n' you, stud. 

And would you leave that everlovin' ALLCAPS key alone.  
The interesting dynamic in this song is the contrast between Daltrey's swaggering rock-god delivery and Entwistle's neurotic lyric. 

But I have to admit that this track, like most of this album, just makes me sad — I bought it a few days before Moon died and when I listen now I can only hear how poor the drumming is (or, in some cases, isn't - Moon's work on this was largely discarded by the end).  .  
This is an Entwistle-penned tune that Roger sang. How many of those are there?

THE WHO ALWAYS SURPRISE ME!
TOWNSEND CAN PLAY THE GUITAR...,
did not know that!
meh.

This song has below average written all over it. And, BTW way Roger, if you have to ask, no, you weren't. {#Rolleyes}
 EssexTex wrote:
Roger's voice is great here...great to hear Moon too...Love it

 

I am ashamed to say I don't remember this song, but yea, Roger's voice is GREAT on it. 
 matthendrix wrote:
Disappointing really... it does have the classic properties of a Who song, although it feels strangely empty. (edit)
 
I hear ya. Keith's last album if I'm not mistaken, and not a great one. It had a few moments but overall I think it's safe to say this was the beginning of the end.

Good tune! Haven't heard this one in a LONG time. 
I so hope they don't embarrass themselves tomorrow in the super bowl.
Sounds so out of place.

strange to hear this at 602 AM EST (deja vu). in 1978, i would play this side of the album (side 2) while getting ready for school right about at this time of the morning.


Disappointing really... it does have the classic properties of a Who song, although it feels strangely empty.

IMHO there are much better rarities and b-sides that RP could play from The Who.

BTW I love The Who.  I saw them live in Sydney this year (2009) and was blown away by the energy and finesse of both Roger and Pete.

Roger's voice is great here...great to hear Moon too...Love it

Pete is god like
I don't ever remember this!    WOW!   I like it.  I recognized Roger's voice from the other room.   Nice!
Wow!  Forgot about this song entirely, I used to love it when I played this album non-stop back in the day!  Thanks, Bill!


This is soooo cool...