Tag: Pete Townshend

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: November 18, 2016

Let's be good -- and loud -- to each other....

Robert Parker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Robert Parker, “Barefootin'”

Robert Parker and the legendary Wardell Quezergue collaborated on a '65 smash...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Who, “The Reaction Singles, 1966”

This second box set of 45 singles, restored to their original label pressings by The Who for “The Who Hits 50” series, is now...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: The Who, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, 5/26/15

I’m not going to write this as a critic – there are plenty of pundits out there, I’m sure, who will write reviews of...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Mark Blake, “Pretend You’re in a War: The Who & the Sixties”

In this period of celebration for The Who’s 50th Anniversary comes this excellent book by Mark Blake.  Pretend You’re In A...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Who, “The Brunswick Singles, 1965-1966”

This is pure gold.  I’m speaking both as a fan and as a music critic (!); this is a small, but perfect reminder of how a record...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Who, “Sell Out”

The brilliance – musically and conceptually – of The Who’s third album, humorously titled The Who Sell Out, cannot be...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Who, “A Quick One”

Started in September of 1966, the second album by The Who was to be a very different affair from their debut, My Generation, for several...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Who, “My Generation”

With The Who’s 50th anniversary here, Universal, the owners of The Who’s catalog, have seen fit to bring out vinyl reissues of...

Contests, Music

Popdose Giveaway: Win a copy of The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” on DVD

“I’m remembering distant memories/ Recalling other names” In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More...


Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 5: Smokey & the Blerd

A very very special-and very very random-podcast. Also, we're talking about the Gute....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Peter Beckett of Player

Remember the band Player? Sure you do…and even if you think you don’t, it’ll only take three words to remind you who they...

Like Omigod!, Music, Popdose

Like, Omigod! Digging through the ‘80s Pop Culture Box, Part 2

Early hip-hop! Leftover classic rock! Italian sex disco! Racist tomfoolery! And the luckiest bar band in the Midwest! All in our continuing...


Cover Your Ass: “Blue Red and Grey” by the Who

What happens when critics pick up their instruments and take on the works of their heroes? We look to find out in our new series, Cover...

Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Imaginary Bond Movie Edition

In this week’s AM Gold roundtable, I dared to speak ill of Shirley Bassey’s iconic theme for “Goldfinger.” My...



Here’s Something Else!: Polishing up the Who’s tarnished legacy

In a way, the Who has no one to blame for a slow and steady slide into overlooked rock-god status....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 52

Bottom Feeders continues on with the letter T featuring Mr. Townshend, Toto and even Tin Machine. ...


Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: Christmas Eve Edition

The Popdose Staff thought that the best way to celebrate the second to last day of Mellowmas was to set the DeLorean back to the glam year...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 14

What's the easiest way for a record company to take your money every holiday season? Box sets! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Grosse Pointe Blank”

"Dear Alumni: Can you believe it's been ten years? Where are you now...?" Kelly Stitzel catches up with the classic soundtrack to Grosse...


Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 50 Guitarists (#35-21)

We made a list of our favorite guitarists of all time, and this week, we count down from 35 to 21. Did your favorite make the list?...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Pete Townshend”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE The recent death of  Ronnie James Dio and Alex Chilton gave rise to an explosion of lamentation from rock...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 92

We're smack dab in the middle of the letter T in this week's Bottom Feeders, and you know what that means: You can New Jack Swing on Dave...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/25/09

Feel that tension building in your neck, that stress in the spinal cord that feels just like a piece of rope with the twine extra-wrapped?...


Caught on Tape, Music

Caught on Tape: Pete Townshend and Who’s Text

Back for another round of Caught on Tape, Steven Rosen relives his experiences interviewing Pete Townshend in 1979....


Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: The High Numbers

In this week's edition of Lo-Fi Mojo, Ed Murray takes a look back at the Who's early years -- specifically, the brief time they spent as...


DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “The Who at Kilburn 1977”

The press materials for The Who at Kilburn 1977 describe this DVD as “a holy grail for fans after decades of anticipation,” and...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Bloody Hell”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE After hurricane Gustav, I was deluged with a few emails from the American Red Cross asking for donations (both...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “The Trumpet! The Trumpet!”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE You what song I can’t get out of my mind? “Mambo No. 5.” And really it’s only the part...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: “Life to Life” by Pete Townshend

And so, for no real reason besides pride and misunderstanding, my best friend, Steve, and I had a falling out when we were 17. It...