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Here are some reviews of this album:
Pure, raw stuff. "Out in the street your
gonna die slowly", definitely the origin of punk on record.
End that debated point right now.
"My Generation" is unquestionably one
of best debut albums in rock. It allows you to feel the real
sound of early The Who. The title song is one of best rock songs
ever, but unfortunately the sound quality on this not remastered
version is not perfect. Another highlight is "The Kids Are
Alright" which is ( in spite of rather Beatlish sound) The
Who's classic. The album includes also the great ballad "The
Good's Gone", rather lightweight , but attractive "La
La La Lies" and great beat standart "It's Not
True". The first instrumental in Who's career "The
Ox" with it's heavy bass riff allows the band to strech
away. Another two Townshend's songs:"A Legal Matter"
and "Circles"(on MCA CD only) also rock. The first is
rather close to "The Last Time" by The Stones and the
second is the first version of the song which was later
re-recorded and retitled "Instant Party"(aviable on
"Rarities") to became the B-side of
"Substitute" single. The only Townshend song here,
which is not as well-done as others is "Out In The
Street". It's intro is completely taken from
"Anyway,Anyhow,Anywhere" and the melody is quite
forgettable. Another bad point here is "I Don't Mind"
which is rather boring in compare with much better "Please,
Please, Please". Finally, I can say that this album is great
and highly recommended.
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.
The Who didn't actually sing my generation. I
think they SMASHED, DESTROYED, DEVASTATED, & OBLITERATED my
For me as mod is that a great album. I bought
it in America. My favourite songs are MY GENERATION, THE KIDS ARE
ALRIGHT, MUCH TOO MUCH, INSTANT PARTY and LA LA LA LIES. I think
that all these songs are the best works of the Album. The best
lyric, I think, is "I HOPE I DIE BEFORE I GET OLD" in
my generation. Have a nice day.