söndag 28 augusti 2016

The Who - I'm a Boy (Very Rare, Endast Utgiven i Japan Med Unikt Konvolut 1967)



270:- (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition. Indragen utgåva från 2006. Ett fåtal exemplar hann dock ut på marknaden i japan 2006. Original albumet släpptes endast i Japan 1967 med detta unika konvolut. Denna Mini LP är nu mycket svår att hitta.)

Deleted 2007 Japanese limited edition 12-track 24 bit remastered CD album, re-issue of the 1967 Japan-only release featuring 'Circles', 'In The City' and 'Cobwebs And Strange'. Issued in scalloped flipback mini LP-style card sleeve with Obi Strip.




The Who are one of the most influential groups in rock music. Their progressive approach to the writing of albums and their exciting live shows are matched by few. The hard-rock style they brought to England's music scene was one that set the stage for other bands ranging from Led Zeppelin to the Clash.

During their earliest Mod genesis, The Who provided inspiration for most, if not all, of the major bands during the Britpop wave in Britain during the mid-1990s. Bands such as Blur, Oasis, Stereophonics and Ash draw a heavy influence from the band's work, which, especially with the Mod counter-culture, provided a quintessentially "Cool Britannia" ideal.

The Who have also been called "The Godfathers of Punk" in numerous publications, as well as in Spike Lee's film, Summer of Sam. Part of the foundation of punk rock lies in The Who's onstage aggression, violence and snotty attitude. The MC5, Ramones, Sex Pistols, the Clash, Generation X, Green Day, and many other punk rock and protopunk rock bands, point to The Who as a major influence.

The group has been credited with devising the "rock opera" and it made one of the first notable concept albums. Following in the footsteps of Tommy were David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and Pink Floyd's The Wall, among others. Recently, the idea was adopted by The Flaming Lips in Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and Green Day with American Idiot.

In 1967 Pete Townshend coined the phrase "power pop" to describe The Who's sixties singles sound. The guiding lights of the seventies power pop movement, from the The Raspberries to Cheap Trick, take much of their inspiration from The Who.

The Who's influence can also be seen in their early incorporation of synthesizers into rock music, with Who's Next featuring the instrument prominently and the single "Won't Get Fooled Again" becoming the first hit single to be driven by a synthesizer track.

"My Generation" is perhaps the band's most covered song. Iron Maiden, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Patti Smith, Green Day, McFly and Hillary Duff have recorded it. Oasis used it as their set closer during their 2005 world tour. The Zimmers, known as "the world's oldest rock band," made a tongue-in-cheek version and used it as their first single, which became a hit in Britain. David Bowie covered "I Can't Explain", "Pictures of Lily" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere". The Sex Pistols covered "Substitute" in their early concerts. The Ramones covered "Substitute" too, not only by recording it, but for making a videoclip as well. The Jam covered "So Sad About Us" and so did The Breeders in the 90s .

The Clash referred to the "I Can't Explain" riff in "Clash City Rockers" and "Guns on the Roof". Pearl Jam performed "Baba O'Riley" and "The Kids Are Alright" during their tours in the 1990s and 2000s. Pearl Jam have also played many other Who songs such as "Leaving Here", "Blue, Red, & Grey", "Love, Reign O'er Me" and "Naked Eye". German band Scorpions covered "I Can't Explain" while shock metal band W.A.S.P. covered "The Real Me". Van Halen 
covered "Won't Get Fooled Again" on their 1993 live album Live: Right Here,

Right Now, explicitly describing it as "a tribute to The Who" and in 1995, Phish covered Quadrophenia for their second annual Halloween concert tradition of performing another band's album in its entirety, which was later released as Live Phish Volume 14. Phish continued to cover "Drowned" regularly in their live performances. The Grateful Dead also covered "Baba O'Riley" in the early 1990s, as did Nirvana. 

Rush covered "The Seeker" on their 2004 "Feedback" EP and live during their R30 tour that same year. Limp Bizkit also did a cover of "Behind Blue Eyes" in their 2004 album Results May Vary. McFly covered "Pinball Wizard" for the B-side to their 2004 single "I'll Be Ok", and played the song live in their 2005 tour. Fish (ex Marillion) covered "The Seeker" during his Songs from the Mirror period. Many other artists, ranging from Buddy Rich to Richard Thompson to U2 to Petra Haden (who covered The Who Sell Out in its entirety), have covered Who songs.

The music of The Who is still performed in public by many tribute bands, such as The Wholigans, Who's Next USA, BARGAIN, The Relay, and The OHM, in the USA, Who's Next UK, Who's Who UK, and The Whodlums in the UK.

All three versions of the American forensic drama CSI (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY) feature songs written and performed by The Who as their theme songs, "Who Are You", "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley" respectively.

01. I'm A Boy 02:41
02. Run Run Run 02:46
03. Heatwave 01:56
04. Boris The Spider 02:31
05. I Need You 02:25
06. Circles 02:33
07. Whisky Man 03:00
08. In The City 02:26
09. Don't Look Away 02:55
10. You See My Way 01:55
11. Cobwebs And Strang 02:33
12. Disguises 03:22