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Discography > Albums > My Generation

My Generation

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Liner Notes with additions and corrections by Brian Cady
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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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F#*^ING POWERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Reviewer: anonymous
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I don't know what kind of version of this album I have here; I read an earlier review which gave Bucket T. as the best song on the album and stated that this song was included on the U.S. release. However, I believe I have an American release of the album, and there is no sign of Bucket T. Regardless, My Generation remains as one of the best debut albums in rock. It cannot be denied that the title track is the highlight, but other songs, such as The Good's Gone, The Kids Are Alright, and A Legal Matter, are also standout tracks. It's Not True is also quite amusing. I think the fact that this album is not re-mastered is helpful to the sound, because it does preserve the raw intensity that is so vital to the early Who's sound. Overall, this album is not really one of the group's finest works, but it is definitely an auspicious beginning. 


Reviewer: anonymous
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I only have the UK release, but the American release isn't that different. I think it's wonderful. It has some great R&B numbers. Each song is better than the last! The two best songs, in my opinion, are The Good's Gone and It's Not True. I also enjoyed their cover of I'm A Man. In summary, it's a great debut from a excessively wondeful band.


Reviewer: anonymous
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The Who showed what a powerful band they were from day one. Out On The Street is an awesome song. Its too bad it often gets overlooked. Myself I think its one of their best early songs. My other favs on here are "I Don't Mind", "It's Not True", "My Generation", "The Kids Are Alright" and "The Ox." Also of note is the intense James Brown cover "Please Please Me". Roger unleashes his famous growl on that one and the whole song just rocks. I hope I get to see the day where this is properly reissued. I got the cheap bargain bin 1980's c.d. version, which actually doesn't sound too bad, but I'd drop it in a second if a deluxe version came along. Especially if one of the bonus tracks was "Motoring" which is a great drumming showcase for Keith. I think we also deserve to finally get a full version of "I'm A Man." That said, I think "Circles" would be nice to have on there too because it really signals towards the sounds they reached later on on "Sell Out" and "Tommy." The Who's My Generation is an amazing and powerful debut album. It deservers a lot more respect and a better pressing on C.D. than the one now available. Come on Shel Talmy, what gives? 


Reviewer: anonymous
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This isn't the best debut by a British rock band ever (I prefer the debuts of the Stones, the Clash, and the Sex Pistols, personally), nor is it even close to being the Who's finest moment. It does contain a clutch of memorable Townshend originals ("The Kids Are Alright," "A Legal Matter," and two semi-forgotten songs which I love, "The Good's Gone" and "It's Not True," which basically presents a prototype for punk to the world), as well as two banal James Brown covers in which Daltrey's overemoting nearly matches that of Dave Davies on "Beautiful Delilah," from another Shel Talmy-produced debut (truly a hysterical performance). "My Generation" itself can't really be counted; it was made as a single and thus stands apart from the album (and anyway it's hard to separate the song from its historical context, although as a performance, it's the early Who at their very best).
What makes this album are the performances, even of the weak songs (excepting the two covers, which nothing can save; another instance of Daltrey's poor judgment at this stage of their career). The sound is muscular and raw; despite Talmy's ineptitude behind the board, the Who never sounded quite so powerful even when they turned the volume up higher (one listen to "The Ox" and you'll be convinced). The performances are enough to put the album ahead of the Beatles' and Kinks' debuts, but it's not the best album of its era. For a great Who album go for Sell Out or Who By Numbers or Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy; for a great live album, go for Leeds or Isle of Wight. But if you want to hear the young Who (plus Nicky Hopkins) in all their angry awkward glory, this is the album to get. Even minus one of the original songs and in poor sound quality, the album still burns.




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