• [59] The Who - My Generation (1965)

    3 Nov 2008, 23:06 by Llorenza

    The Who - My Generation

    I could be very short about this album: the drums!

    But I can do better than that. The guitar sound is great, and of course there's Roger Daltrey who can do a lot of (great) things with his voice. The keyword to this album is variation. From pop songs (Out in the Street) to soul covers (Please, Please, Please, I Don't Mind: the James Brown original is better, but Roger Daltrey's voice comes pretty close and of course James Brown didn't have crazy drums like this) to The Rolling Stones (The Good's Gone) to anthems (My Generation, the stuttering never stops being fantastic) to funny songs (A Legal Matter, La-La-Lies) and so on... This album is never boring.

    And there is Keith Moon. I do not pretend to know a lot about good drumming. I like Meg White's drumming, but apparently she's really bad. But hey, one would have to be an idiot not to hear that the big star on this album is the drummer. The drums finish (and lead) the songs and make this outstanding music. …
  • Me and my Old Lady ( Songs for a Day )

    2 Jun 2006, 17:47 by Kiwwee

    Oldies all day long... Here are a selection of old songs for a day :

    To get up hale and healthy, only Showtime can do the trick !
    It's Not True or Lost In the Supermarket during breakfast, to hum all day long and annoy everybody in the elevator...
    Sweet Home Alabama on your way to work (if you ride some lost road in the desert to go to your office ^^)
    People Are Strange to remember that you're not alone thinking that your colleages are crazy people !
    Money if by any chance you planned to rob a bank that day, do it with music...
    Don't Try Suicide if you take the Métro to go to work, have that guy who will ruin your day and make you wait half an hour for a train by jumping on the rails listen to the song...
    Walk on the Wild Side Sleep tight !

    And : Day Tripper and In My Life At any time of the day, just to remember tomorrow will be better !

    If you live on a desert island and couldn't do all the fun things i said before Message in a Bottle might help you survive !