Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Boomer Alert!

I ran across this video of The Who circa 1970 playing a live version of "Young Man Blues." It's very similar to the one on their "Live At Leeds" LP. It's easy to see how visually distracting Keith Moon was to watch. And I like John Entwistle's skeleton suit--he rocks on this song--standing so motionless as he always did, putting all his energy into his fingers on the fretboard.

Ron (the commenter) once noticed how the surviving members of The Beatles and The Who compliment each other perfectly and could form a band to replace their missing members: Ringo for Moon and McCartney for Entwistle. Ron suggested calling them "The Whotles."


  1. Notice that they use "HiWatt" amplifiers. Entwistle and Townshend had previously used Marshall equipment (they invented the Marshall Stack). HIWATT was another pricey British amp company.

  2. It's not easy to see but it's clear that they started out using Fender Amps--visible if you look closely here.

    1. Yeah, I see that. Moon is using a high hat in that. I thought he considered it too sissy of a sound. Too early in their career to be too cutting edge, I guess.