THE BARGAIN BUY: The Who; Who Are You and The Kids Are Alright (Polydor)

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The Who: My Generation
THE BARGAIN BUY: The Who; Who Are You and The Kids Are Alright (Polydor)

The Who -- with as few living members as the former Beatles -- continue to tour and record, and while we wouldn't deny their current firepower, it is worth noting that the explosive energy of their early years was when they really excelled.

From the late Sixties onward Pete Townshend started to over-analyse in a way that perhaps blunted the primal thrill he once brought to material like My Generation, I Can't Explain and so on.

The_Who_My_Generation_500x500Their classic My Generation debut album -- in the iconic cover (left) -- should be in any sensible rock collection, but here is a a damn good deal: their Who Are You album (the final to feature drummer Keith Moon and which bristled with Townshend repositioning the band in the punk era) and the collection The Kids Are Alright which scooped up a significant number of their cornerstone songs (no Substitute or Pictures of Lily however) between My Generation and their always play-loud Won't Get Fooled Again.

In many ways this is Who shorthand . . .

But two albums for just $19.99 from JB Hi-Fi stores here is a good deal.JB_HZ_CHEAP_long

A Bargain Buy we might say. 

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