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    after this brief post.

    Peter Townshend is an excellent songwriter, and actually more of a poet.  He and Roger Daltry, John Enwistle, and Keith Moon were The Who.  Check out some of Pete's takes on love, if you like some of the best rock and roll (or rhythm and blues, as they called it) ever written, performed, and recorded.

    "The Kids are Alright"  from "The Who Sing My Generation", 1965

    "La-La-La-Lies", same source

    "Sunrise", from "A Quick One while He's Away", 1966 I think.

    "A Quick One while He's Away", entire miniopera, same source.  Very poignant is the "You are Forgiven" part, but the whole thing is fine.  As an aside, the Western routine on "A Prairie Home Companion" uses music from this work.

    For rejection, look at "We're not Gonna Take It" from "Tommy", 1969

    For inspiration, listen to "1921", same source.  I especially love the phrasing, "especially if you and I can see it in together."

    Hell, that whole album is perhaps the best piece of rock and roll ever created.

    For pure eros love, "Pictures of Lily" does it on "A Quick One...."

    Another example of eros is "Squeezebox" from "The Who by Numbers", 1982 I think.

    Both "Baba O'Reilly" (no relation to the TV jerk) and "The Best I ever Had" from "Who's Next" celebrate love.

    On a more somber note, "Can You See the Real Me" from "Quadrophenia" is very black.  So is "Had Enough", from the same source.  By the way, no one have ever accepted my challenge to identify all three commercially-released songs by The Who that have banjo on it.  This is one.  Another was listed above, but you will have to dig deeply to find the other one, although the album name has been revealed above as well.

    Finally, we come to "Who are You", the last album of the original band.  Many of you will recognize the song as the theme for "CSI".  Listen to "Love is Coming Down on Me" if you want to be elated and depressed simultaneously.

    I do not mean to pimp for MCA, which holds all of the rights now.  I suspect that there are many sites on which you can listen legally to these tunes, and there are a couple of compilation CDs that you can get at the major outlets.  I am just saying that the classic literature is not the only game in town to try to understand the mystique of love.

    I wish you well, Warmest regards, Doc.

    Sometimes I feel like Robert Louis Stephenson created me.

    by Translator on Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 09:09:47 PM PDT

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