Teenage Wasteland: The Early Years (Welch, Chris)

Teenage Wasteland: The Early Years (Welch, Chris)

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Used. Very Good+. Cover has some scuffs and scrapes. Inside pages are clean. 

Paperback. Castle Communications, (1995). 

 

 

 

The Who were undoubtedly the most explosive band to emerge from the sixties. They burst onto the scene in a cacophony of sound and equipment demolition. Whatever you thought of the band, you just couldn't ignore them.

But they had more going for them than just a hyperactive and aggressive stage show. They had songs: gloriously melodic three minute slices of pure and powerful pop. I Can't Explain, My Generation, Substitute, I'm a Boy, and I Can See For Miles all became top ten hits and established the band as a major worldwide

As the sixties came to a close, Pete Townshend had a vision of something a lot more daring and inventive. He had initially towed with the idea of a 'rock opera' in 1966 with the track A quick One While He's Away. But now it was 1969, and Pete had an even grander idea. A conceptual story that would last a whole album: the story of a deaf, dumb and blind boy - a boy called Tommy

The band were now firmly established as a stadium headlining act, a heady status that they would maintain for the rest of their career.