One of my resolutions for 2016 is to start publishing more Listening Booth posts, but why not get a head start before 2015 finishes? Here's a gem from the last studio album by The Who to feature the legendary Keith Moon. It's "Had Enough" from 1978's Who Are You LP. https://youtu.be/B9DWS67fMrM Roger Daltrey reportedly hated the string arrangement on this song, but I love it. It lends an extra element of emotion to a very world-weary track from John Entwistle. I especially love the chord progression on the chorus, which is nothing short of brilliant. Don't forget you can hear most of the songs from in my Listening Booth series on Spotify.
I came across this photo of the Who that I haven't seen a ton in the past. I'm not a superfan so I'm not certain when this was shot, but I'm guessing it was 1965 or '66. I'd love to know what those kids were thinking watching them pretend to play. At least they could've given Roger Daltrey a microphone.
I'd wager that if you ask most casual Who fans what their favorite albums by the group are, and they'd probably say Tommy, Who's Next and maybe Live at Leeds. All fine choices, of course, but before any of those were even released there was my favorite - 1967's The Who Sell Out. It was Pete Townshend's first crack at a concept album, although this is more of a theme album actually. The premise is that the entire album (complete with radio jingles) is actually a broadcast from the pirate station Radio London. It's the commercials, not the songs, from which the design for The Who Sell Out is inspired. And it is inspired. That's Townshend and Roger Daltrey on the front, pitching Odorono and Heinz Baked Beans respectively. Honestly the image of Daltrey sitting in a tub of beans