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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
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Ok, so Pete stole a Kinks' groove when he wrote "I Can't Explain", but this album blows away anything The Kinks, The Beatles, or The Stones did up to this point. I think for a bands debut album this ranks up with if not above Led Zeppelin I or The Doors first album. "Out in the Streets" and "The Goods Gone" are total rockers. Remember at this point the Beatles were still singing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". Roger's vocals (which is my least favorite member) are nothing but angry and powerful on every song which he's on, plus "The Ox" which he is not on is angry enough without him. This is Roger's second best effort, besides Quadrophenia. I'm glad they made this album, because I couldn't live without it. "Keith wasn't a timekeeper", and I'm glad.


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

The Who didn't actually sing my generation. I think they SMASHED, DESTROYED, DEVASTATED, & OBLITERATED my generation!


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

This is my favourite album of all time. I cant believe that people complain about its choice of material or quality of vocals or pete's 'unmatured' songwriting. This album is everything that British guitar music needs and lacks at the moment, pure excitement, freshness, rawness, perfect pop tunes and raw R n b. Keith's drumming is like one huge drum solo, Pete's guitar is innovative as ever without all that self indulgent Isle of White type rubbish, Johns bass playing is innovative and original, Rogers vocals are young and aggressive and full of emotion and its all stuck together with fantastic hooks, sweet harmonies and fantastic pop songwriting. Kinda like the Beatles on French Blues. Out on the street - awesome powerful aggressive opener, I Don't Mind, great soul stuff, Goods Gone - moody pop sounds, La la Lies is a great jaunty pop song nice sound, Much too Much is a great piece of pop music, almost exhilarating, My Generation (well you know what THAT is), Please Please Please is a nice change of pace after the positive craft of 'kids', Its Not True is a pointer to Where Pete's natural quirkiness as a songwriter was going, same with A legal Matter, I'm A Man - great bit of R 'n' B and then the Ox which is great fun and a nice powerful finish. No mature songwriting? Bah humbug, go and dig your Led Zeppelin albums out and forget what is like to be a young. I love this album. At 18 people think I'm a bit odd.


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

This is the ultimate of the Who's early work, and as far as I'm concerned the top albums of the sixties are My Generation, Revolver, Let It Bleed, The Stooges and Led Zeppelin (not in that specific order). When I read the reviews written by some fans I couldn't believe what I was hearing, people nowadays just can't understand what raw production is about, who wants a record like this to be remastered ? The production is perfect, it captures the Who's aggression and bite perfectly, and is the pure middle finger to all the refined rock acts who have been picked up and polished by modern technology. The Who have made a great album whose production suits it perfectly, why wreck it?
Enough of the production though, what about the songs: Out In The Street, La La La Lies, It's Not True, and The Ox are pure stomp alongs; I Don't Mind, and Please, Please, Please show Daltrey's voice tackling soul with success; A Legal Matter see's Townshend on vocal, and he delivers to great effect, despite the fact that his voice lacks the power, leer, and downright aggression of Daltrey's; The Kids Are Alright and Instant Party show that the Who were aware of the downside to their aggressive lifestyle; and My Generation is every bit the monster it was when first relief, Daltrey's voice oozes aggression, Townshend's guitar sends it's chords off like machine gun fire, Moon's drumming is incredible, but the prize goes to Entwhistle, whose bass solo must be the only bass line that fans play along to.
This is an album that has it's faults (Instant Party and Please, Please, Please are hardly among the bands best), but it's faults are forever outshadowed by it's incredible highs. One has to think that while the Beatles were releasing Rubber Soul, which was a brightly melodic pop album, the Who were taking no prisoners with this. Raw, uncompromising, musically adept, and exciting; Everything a rock album should be.


Reviewer: anonymous
Rating:

I'll give it a 5 because it influenced me as a player and definitely other bands such as Sweet and Cheap Trick and even W.A.S.P.! Check out their version of "The Real Me"! I personally wish it had more heavier numbers such as "The Kids Are All Right", "My Generation", "Substitute" but it's usually the nature of classic bands such as The Who to be very eclectic and diverse as well as versatile with their music.




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