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  • My Music Collection

    14 Jun 2010, 13:04 by Dragolich

  • The Who: It's Hard

    21 Jun 2009, 14:52 by mk_qp

    What better way to get over a hangover than to listen to the Who's worst ever studio album. Yes, that's right....Tommy!














    No wait, It's Hard.

    Let's start with the cover. Pete Townshend is looking at you with pity for daring to listen to such drivel. And then there's some kid playing an arcade game, behind the Who's best ever drummer (after Simon Phillips) Kenney Jones. There are two other guys on the cover. No idea who they are.

    So onto the songs. Opening up is 'Anthena' (written about famous tv presenter Anthena Turner) First lyric: 'Athena, I had no idea how much I'd need her'

    You'd be right to turn off then.

    'Athena, my heart felt like a shattered glass in an acid bath
    It felt like one of those flattened ants you find on a crazy path
    I'd have topped myself to give her time she didn't need to ask
    Was I a suicidal psychopath?'

    'It's Your Turn' has the anthemic, bogus keyboard riff that would prove so popular on that great Kinks hit 'Down all the Days (till 1992). …
  • top50albums fixed

    23 Jan 2009, 07:57 by glassofjaw

  • My Record Crate:

    12 Nov 2008, 02:38 by argus

  • Some Great Vinyl

    6 Jun 2008, 07:11 by JJJ567

    You have a 50/50 chance you will find anything good when you step into a Goodwill store. Today, luck was definitely on my side.

    I stepped into the place with a friend of mine. We looked around for a bit at various items. He noticed a Nintendo game still in the box. That's always pretty exciting. We ventured our way over to the clothing and found some pretty decent t-shirts. I found it humorous that a few high school band t-shirts were there. I am guessing recently graduated seniors didn't feel the need to express their spirit for the Mighty Muskie Marching Band.

    We ventured, found some neat old board games. He bought one called Maniac. It's a weird electronic mind-testing game from the '70s. He was debating on getting a big box of pogs. It was pretty ordinary but little did I know what was coming next.

    We walked over to the records and I immediately noticed It's Hard and Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy by The Who. I grabbed both simply because I need Who albums in any format. …
  • New Who album debuts at #6

    8 Nov 2006, 22:32 by apyang

    Did allWho fans die since It's Hard? According to this article, Endless Wire only sold 88,000 copies.
  • The Who - Endless Wire

    2 Nov 2006, 00:43 by Zeike

    This Mondays The Who's new album came out. It's called Endless Wire. It's their first studio album since It's Hard in 1982.

    http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2006/10/26/TheWho.jpg

    I was rather disappointed with the overall album. The Who just isn't the same without Keith Moon or John Entwistle. Don't get me wrong, Townshend and Daltrey are amazing musicians, but it just isn't the same. It would be like trying to bring back Led Zeppelin without John Bonham. Townshend's guitar sounds as amazing as always, but Daltry's voice has... aged. Sorry, but thats the truth.

    The album itself is quite acoustic for the most part. Despite having 21 tracks, the whole thing is still under an hour. I only really like a track or two. Most of them sound quite folky to me. I dunno. It just sounds like an old band trying to sound like a young band. And turns out that doesn't sound to great.

    Overall... not a really great album. …