Aug. 30, 2021
IGP Crew Album Review: The Who - Who's Next
As we keep trucking along through Season 4, most of you are probably familiar with our critically acclaimed album review series. This season we've decided to switch it up a bit and allow you the listener to pick an album for us to chat about every so...
As we keep trucking along through Season 4, most of you are probably familiar with our critically acclaimed album review series. This season we've decided to switch it up a bit and allow you the listener to pick an album for us to chat about every so often—this being the first go at that, we've decided to go with Mr. Porter's pick of "Who's Next" by none other than The Who.
The Who were nothing new, and by the time 1970 rolled around the band themselves were no stranger to critical acclaim and commercial success. They kept that ball rolling into 1971 when they released "Who's Next". The band's 5th studio album, which was an immediate hit, and has gone on to be considered by many to be the best album that The Who has ever released. Some even consider it to be one of the greatest albums of all time.
Who's Next was born from the abandoned "Lifehouse" project, which was a multi-media rock opera written by Pete Townshend as a follow-up to the band's 1969 album "Tommy". The project was canceled for various reasons, but some of the material was salvaged (without the connecting story elements) and later was used for a majority of what we've come to know as "Who's Next".
Whether you consider yourself to be a fan of The Who, or maybe you're just The Who adjacent, and don't really care one way or the other, this is definitely an album worth checking out. Plus you'll get rad flashbacks from watching CSI on all those late-night when you couldn't sleep. Is it bad or beneficial that The Who has licensed a ton of their music to movies and TV shows? Join us as we take a deep dive yet again and talk about the good, the bad, the obvious, Limp Bizkit, and whether or not my wife is a stinker. Is your wife a stinker? Let's talk about it!
It's season 4, episode 9 of your favorite bartender's little cousin's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!!!
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