The Who – My Generation [1965]

The Who – My Generation [1965]

Band: English
] Producer: Shel Talmy
Band Formation : Pete Townshend – Roger Daltrey – John Entwistle – Keith Moon
Billboard Position: # 74 position

60’s Hotel: The Who’s debut album is much more mythical than real. By having the name of the extraordinary song My Generation and for allegedly expressing the voice of his generation, he is enveloped in a mist of genius far greater than it is really palpable. It is composed of some good songs like the one already mentioned, plus another classic, The Kids Are Alright, and The Good’s Gone and I Do not Mind. But it does not go much further. It’s not the sophisticated, destructive, furious Who, and everything else we’ve ever heard of. It’s an English band with its 60’s pop rock, above all.

In this disc they failed to channel precisely all the energy that would make them legends of rock. It’s a good debut album, no doubt. But it’s a little smaller than they would be after. The album was not as well received in the United States as in Europe and Oceania, in several countries in Europe ‘My Generation’ was top 10, while Billboard reached only 74th position, it is not very difficult to explain, when you know better The Rock scene back then. From 65 to 69 bands that did not start psychedelia in the mid-65s, and did not make it to Flower Power in the late 1960s in the middle of Woodstock, however much they achieved expression they did not reach good positions on American Billboard. Either it fit or it would not have good marks in the American stops, something that did not correspond equally in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe. Is not very difficult to explain, when you know the Rock scene better at the time. From 65 to 69 bands that did not start psychedelia in the mid-65s, and did not make it to Flower Power in the late 1960s in the middle of Woodstock, however much they achieved expression they did not reach good positions on American Billboard. Either it fit or it would not have good marks in the American stops, something that did not correspond equally in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe. Is not very difficult to explain, when you know the Rock scene better at the time. From 65 to 69 bands that did not start psychedelia in the mid-65s, and did not make it to Flower Power in the late 1960s in the middle of Woodstock, however much they achieved expression they did not reach good positions on American Billboard. Either it fit or it would not have good marks in the American stops, something that did not correspond equally in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe.

My Generation is and was the stated embryo of Punk Rock, as Kinks in their first album, Stooges and Iggy Pop with their album of few chords and others more.

It’s easy to imagine at a MOD party in London with several mopeds parked on the sidewalk and enjoying the track the track of this sensational record, is the perfect view and divider of a generation. ‘My Generation’ was produced in 220 volts, made to burn and electrify who hears it.

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