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Discography > Albums > My Generation

My Generation

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Disc Track # Song
1 1Out in the Street
1 2I Don't Mind
1 3The Good's Gone
1 4La La La Lies
1 5Much Too Much
1 6My Generation
1 7The Kids Are Alright
1 8Please, Please, Please
1 9It's Not True
1 10I'm a Man
1 11A Legal Matter
1 12The Ox
1 13Circles
1 14I Can't Explain
1 15Bald Headed Woman
1 16Daddy Rolling Stone
2 1Leaving Here
2 2Lubie (Come Back Home)
2 3Shout and Shimmy
2 4Heat Wave
2 5Motoring
2 6Anytime You Want Me
2 7Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
2 8Instant Party Mixture
2 9I Don't Mind
2 10The Good's Gone
2 11My Generation
2 12Anytime You Want Me
2 13A Legal Matter
2 14My Generation

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Here are some reviews of this album:


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

I'm going to be reviewing the American version of this album since I don't have the British version which puts on "I'm a Man" in place of "Instant Party (Circles)." This is a very good debut album, as good of a debut album, I think, as Please Please Me. This was the seventh Who album I listened to (as I also bought AQO during the same visit to the music store but played MG first), and my first impression was that it was pretty good, and I had been really surprised to find it, since it's so rare despite not being out of print, and it was only $7.99! It might have been a different first listening experience if there had been liner notes to go along with the songs, or even some bonus tracks, but then I decided to give it a listen with an open mind and listen to it how it was originally created, only a dozen tracks and no fancy liner notes and bonus tracks, things which never even existed back in 1965! Instead of being like a flowery concept album or a pop extravaganza, this is straight R&B with an infusion of rock. And as a debut album, there can't be any unfair comparisons to later albums the way some reviewers have been doing with other albums, since if an original fan first heard the album when it came out, then s/he wouldn't have had any knowledge of the later albums to compare them favorably or unfavorably! Some people could criticize this album for not having much or any vocal range or any complex songs, but that's all part of the band's history and it really isn't fair to compare the album of a band just starting out to one of their later albums, one with greater vocal range and songs with deeper meanings and themes. There are a lot of really great mostly-unknown gems on this record, like "La La La Lies," "Out in the Street," "It's Not True," the James Brown covers, and my favorite, "Instant Party (Circles)," in addition to the old standbys of the title track and "The Kids Are Alright." Since this was a d?but album, I don't see the harm in recommending it as a possible first album for a fan, since this was the first Who album for many of the older fans, instead of like newer fans today being able to choose from any number of different compilations and albums, and if a band's debut album is a new fan's first, they'll be able to experience the band for the first time the way many of the older original fans did!


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

This is a wonderful album from the beginning of The Who. Some favorites and some deep tracks make the album balanced. One can tell from the C.D. that even then, The Who had an idea of their strengths and weaknesses and how to capitalise on them. The sound may be a bit raw for newcomers, but the well known hits may compensate. Some favorite tracks are : Bucket T., and, of course, The Ox.
The only problem is that this is the American release and The English release has the track I really wanted to hear on it, I'm a Man.


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

Pretty good.
Kinda early.
Good tracks: "Much To Much," "My Generation," "Please Please Please," "The Kids Are Alright," "The Ox," and "Circles".


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

Right from the opening bars of 'Out in the street', this really does become the definitive Mod experience! I can remember donning my parka and going down to the 400 ballroom (giddy heights!) with this Lp burning a hole through my turntable during the lengthy 'choosing of the clothes' time. The thing with the oooooo is, and maybe this is my age (33), that most of their albums sound like many bands 'Greatest Hits'.....That's the quality of not only the music or lyrics.....but the feel. MY GENERATION.......THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT...youth statements if ever I heard one! This stuff should be played in schools. At the age of 15, Legal Matter was just a great song....at my present age, it's a reality. That's the difference with the Who...they meant it! ps. Keith Moon's drumming on the 'OX' is the first time I thought of the drums as a solo instrument.


Reviewer: anonymous
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What's up with the word "Sing", on the US version, huh? Oh well. This I think, set The Who's image for their entire career. "Hope I die before I get old." The words which haunt Pete Townshend the worst. But this is the Who like they were at the Marquee and the Goldhawk. This is the Who, before they got caught up in rock operas, and synthesizers.
I think it's one of the hardest rock albums. If your listen to this, and then something later, oh, say, "The Who by Numbers", you can see where they've come from.




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