Monday, February 08, 2010

The Who Sell Out



I used to love the Who. But somehow anthems of adolescent rebelliousness ring a tad false coming from men in their sixties. Especially when their voices are shot, their drummer wasn't born when the original songs were written, and one of their signature lines is "I hope I die before I get old." Watching their "performance" at the Super Bowl halftime show, I actually was tempted to say "If only you had." So why did are they still up there? The explanation can only be found in the title of their third album.

6 comments:

David said...

because after we got our degree in chemistry and found out it didn't pay and then went into business and found it empty, miss the emotions of our teen years when we thought it would all pay off and girls would always be hot--that's all 70's music is

Martin said...

Dang, you'd think a Rock n Roll band of all people would have the morals to think about something more than sex and money.

BTW: That "die before I get old" remark is echoing all over the internet. The irony is just too much.

unkle e said...

I know Who were on first, but was Watt on next?

Anonymous said...

their musical talent may have crumbled a bit, but they sure play a mean pinball.

Anonymous said...

Bob Prokop writing:
I never was a big Who fan, but my heart was broken when Bob Dylan sold out, allowing "The Times, They are a-Changing" to be used in a financial firm's TV advert.

Martin said...

I know Who were on first, but was Watt on next?

Not Watt- YES