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The Who on the Who
The Who on the Who ›
Edited by Sean Egan

Cloth

Estimated Release Date Sep 2017

The Who were a mass of contradictions. They brought intellect to rock but were the darlings of punks. They were the quintessential studio act yet were also the greatest live attraction in the world. They perfectly meshed on stage and displayed a complete lack of personal chemistry offstage. Along with their great live shows and supreme audio experiences, the Who provided great copy. During the 1960s and '70s, Pete Townshend, messianic about contemporary popular music and its central importance in the lives of young people, gave sprawling interviews in which he alternately celebrated and deplored what he saw in the "scene." Several of these interviews have come to be considered classic documents of the age. Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle joined in. Even when the Who were non-operational or past their peak, their interviews continued to be as compelling: changes in allegiances and social mores left the band members freer to talk about sex, drug-taking, business, and in-fighting. By collecting interviews with Who members from across five decades, The Who on The Who provides the full, fractious story of the band.

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Musicians in Their Own Words

Including newly transcribed interviews from radio and TV shows, long out-of-print interviews collected from obscure magazines, and, of course, famous interviews from the pages of major magazines and newspapers, the books in the Musicians in Their Own Words series are a dazzling showcase for the thoughts and theories and observations of some of the most beloved entertainers of our time. Ranging from simple question-and-answer sessions to multilevel descriptions of the performer and complicated conversations with preeminent journalists, they are arranged in chronological order, often amounting to a kind of autobiography. In many cases, these books bring readers as close as they can get to the artist’s own story, told in his or her own words. Whether you’re a fan of jazz giants, warmhearted troubadours, rock legends, or artists that all but defy categorization, these outstanding collections give readers an unrivaled glimpse behind the microphone.