Roger Harry Daltrey is an English singer and actor. Daltrey is the founder and lead singer of the rock band the Who, which released 14 singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, including "I Can't Explain", "My Generation", "Substitute", "I'm a Boy", "Happy Jack", "Pictures of Lily", "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "You Better You Bet". Daltrey began his solo career in 1973. Since he has released eight studio albums, five compilation albums, one live album, his solo hits include "Giving It All Away", "Walking the Dog", "Written on the Wind", "Free Me", "Without Your Love", "Walking in My Sleep", "After the Fire", "Under a Raging Moon". In 2010, he was ranked as number 61 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. Daltrey is famed for energetic stage presence; as a member of the Who, Daltrey received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988, from the Grammy Foundation in 2001.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide, he and Pete Townshend received Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA on 21 May 2016. Daltrey has been an actor and film producer, with roles in films and television. Roger Harry Daltrey was born on 1 March 1944, in Hammersmith Hospital, East Acton, west London, one of three children of Irene and Harry Daltrey. Daltrey's father fought in World War II at the time, came home a few years later, he was brought up in Acton, the same working class suburban district that produced fellow Who members Pete Townshend, John Entwistle. Daltrey attended Victoria Primary School and Acton County Grammar School along with Townshend and Entwistle, he showed academic promise in the English state school system, ranking at the top of his class on the eleven-plus examination that led to his enrolment at the Acton County Grammar School.
His parents hoped that he would continue on to study at university, but Daltrey turned out to be a self-described "school rebel" and developed a dedicated interest in the emerging rock and roll music scene instead. He made his first guitar from a block of wood, a cherry red Stratocaster replica, joined a skiffle band called the Detours, who were in need of a lead singer, they told him that he had to bring a guitar, within a few weeks he showed up with it. When his father bought him an Epiphone guitar in 1959, he became the lead guitarist for the band. Townshend wrote in his autobiography, "until he was expelled Roger had been a good pupil."Daltrey became a sheet metal worker during the day, while practising, performing nights with the band at weddings and working men's clubs. He invited schoolmate Entwistle to play bass guitar in the band, on the advice of Entwistle, invited Townshend to play guitar. At that time, the band had Doug Sandom on drums and Colin Dawson on lead vocals. After Dawson left the band, Daltrey switched to lead vocals, played harmonica as well, while Townshend became the lead guitarist.
In 1964, drummer Sandom left the band being replaced by Keith Moon. Early on, Daltrey was the band's leader, earning a reputation for using his fists to exercise control when needed, despite his small stature. According to Townshend, Daltrey "ran things the way he wanted. If you argued with him, you got a bunch of fives", he selected the music that they performed, including songs by the Beatles, various Motown artists, James Brown, rock standards. In 1964, the band discovered another band performing as the Detours and discussed changing their name. Townshend suggested "the Hair" and Townshend's roommate Richard Barnes suggested "the Who." The next morning, Daltrey made the decision for the band, saying "It's the Who, innit?". During 1964, band manager Peter Meaden renamed the band to "the High Numbers" as part of a move to establish the band as Mod favourites; the name was a reference to the T-shirts with "numbers". Peter Meaden composed Mod songs for them and they released one single, "I'm the Face/Zoot Suit", on Fontana Records.
The single proved to be commercially unsuccessful. After Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp discovered the High Numbers at the Railway Hotel, the band changed their name back to The Who. With the band's first hit single and record deal in early 1965, Townshend began writing original material and Daltrey's dominance of the band began to decrease; the other members of the Who expelled Daltrey from the band in late 1965 after he beat up their drummer Keith Moon for supplying illegal drugs to Townshend and Entwistle, causing him to re-examine his methods of dealing with people. A week Daltrey was admitted back to the band, but was told he'd be on probation, he promised that there would be no more violent assaults. Daltrey recalled, "I thought. If I didn't stick with the Who, I would be a sheet metal worker for the rest of my life."The band's second single, "Anyway, Anywhere", was the only song on which Daltrey and Townshend collaborated, Daltrey wrote only two other songs for the band during these years.
As Townshend developed into one of rock's most accomplished composers, Daltrey's vocals became the vehicle through which Townshend's visions were expresse
A bricklayer, related to but different from a mason, is a craftsman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. The terms refer to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry. In British and Australian English, a bricklayer is colloquially known as a "brickie". A stone mason is one who lays any combination of stones, cinder blocks, bricks in construction of building walls and other works; the main difference between a bricklayer and a true mason is skill level: bricklaying is a part of masonry and considered to be a "lower" form of masonry, whereas stonemasonry is a specialist occupation involved in the cutting and shaping of stones and stonework. Bricklaying may be enjoyed as a hobby. For example, Winston Churchill did bricklaying as a hobby. Bricklayers enter competitions where both speed and accuracy are judged; the largest is the "Spec-Mix Bricklayer 500" held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Some Training Required Bricklaying is form of construction most called Masonry.
You can find examples of early forms of masonry such as the Egyptian pyramids still standing today. Modern day Masons attend trade schools or serve apprenticeships that teaches the skills needed for this trowel trade. An average bricklayers apprenticeship lasts 3 years with beginner skills being taught in school and transitioning to on the job training. In an union apprenticeship, you are given a Journey Card after completing the required number of hours; this card tells any prospective employer that you have refined your skills and are able to produce at a Journeyman level. From personal experience I can tell you that it still takes many years of practice to be at an elevated level of mastery in this trade, it is that as long as man seeks shelter from the elements, there will be work for these skilled professionals. While steel and glass make up the modern skyscraper, it is hard to imagine a world where the work of a mason is not held in high demand and esteem. Picture of an Ehrbarkeit Traditional belt-buckle of a bricklayer.
The buckle is worn on a belt much like this Bricklayer trousers Traditional bricklayer waistcoat Italian-American author John Fante featured hod carriers and stonemasons prominently in several novels and short stories. This was due to the autobiographical nature of much of Fante's writing. Fante spent a significant portion of his youth apprenticed to his father. In Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the title character, a Gulag prisoner, worked as a bricklayer; the long-running British children's TV series Look and Read featured "Bill the Brickie", who would'build' words with bricks to demonstrate the use of morphemes, such as'-ed' or'-ing'. Brick hod Construction Construction worker Guild Stonemasonry The dictionary definition of bricklayer at Wiktionary
A Quick One
A Quick One is the second studio album by the English rock band the Who, released on 9 December 1966. The album was released under the title Happy Jack on Decca Records in April 1967 in the United States, with a altered track listing, where the song "Happy Jack" was a top 40 hit. Unlike other albums by the Who, where guitarist Pete Townsend was the primary or sole songwriter, A Quick One features significant songwriting contributions from all band members, with singer Roger Daltrey contributing one song, bassist John Entwistle contributing two, drummer Keith Moon contributing two; the album included a cover of the Holland–Dozier–Holland song "Heat Wave" and ends with a short musical suite titled "A Quick One, While He's Away", which served as an inspiration for rock operas that the Who would become known for. The Who's second studio album departs from the R&B emphasis of the first. Part of the marketing push for the album was a requirement that each band member should write at least two of the songs on it, though Roger Daltrey only wrote one, so this is the Who album least dominated by Pete Townshend's songwriting.
It was recorded at IBC Studios, Pye Studios, Regent Sound in London England in 1966 by record producer Kit Lambert. Townshend said that this push for equal contribution led to the exclusion of the band's singles that he had written."Boris the Spider" was written after John Entwistle had been out drinking with the Rolling Stones' bass guitarist Bill Wyman. They were making up funny names for animals. "Boris the Spider" became Entwistle's most popular song, still performed decades later: in years he wore a spider necklace. "Heat Wave", the only cover-version and the only reversion to the group's soul influences, a song by Tamla's Holland–Dozier–Holland team, was replaced by "Happy Jack" on the original US release but included on the 1974 double album repackaging of A Quick One and The Who Sell Out. "A Quick One, While He's Away", the title track of the album, is a nine-minute suite of song snippets telling a story of infidelity and reconciliation, the first foray into an extended form that led to the so-called "rock operas" Tommy and Quadrophenia.
Keith Moon's "I Need You", was titled "I Need You". Moon thought the Beatles spoke in a secret language behind his back, this song was his way of getting back at them. Although Moon denied that a vocal part in the song was a John Lennon imitation, Entwistle said that, in fact, it was."Cobwebs and Strange" was called "Showbiz Sonata", though Entwistle claimed that the melody came from the UK television series Man From Interpol. The mod/pop number "So Sad About Us", according to AllMusic, is "one of the Who's most covered songs"; the Merseys, Shaun Cassidy, Primal Scream, the Breeders and the Jam have recorded studio versions. Each band member played a wind instrument on "Cobwebs and Strange": Townshend played the penny-whistle, Entwistle on the trumpet, Daltrey on the trombone, Moon on the tuba; the album was intended to be a sonic participant in the pop art movement. The cover was designed by the pop art exponent Alan Aldridge, with the front cover depicting the band playing their instruments, as the titles of some songs from the album come out of the instruments in the form of onomatopoeiae: "Cobwebs and Strange" for Moon, "Whiskey Man" for Entwistle, "See My Way" for Daltrey, "A Quick One, While He's Away" for Townshend.
The back cover of the UK release is black, with the title and track listing across the top, a colour head-shot photograph of each band member with the letters of "The W H O" superimposed individually over their faces. The back cover of the US release is a black-and-white photo montage of the band members accompanied by a short personality sketch of each. A track listing, a couple of paragraphs touting the band, an ad for their first album, a technical blurb are crowded onto the back cover of the US release. Rolling Stone's Steve Appleford said that the album's cheerful pop style has an authentic quality with trifles like "Cobwebs and Strange" that are reconciled by "absolutely perfect, poignant pop tune" such as "So Sad About Us"; the album was described as "fascinatingly quirky" by the magazine. In Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies, Robert Christgau included the album's American version in his "basic record library". Rolling Stone ranked the album #383 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, published in 2003.
1 The mono version fades out sooner, giving it a total running time of 2:33. An early version of the Who's second album was to be titled Jigsaw Puzzle, its preliminary running order consisted of the following tracks: The Who Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, trombone on "Cobwebs and Strange" Pete Townshend – guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "A Quick One, While He's Away", tin whistle on "Cobwebs and Strange" John Entwistle – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Boris the Spider", "Whiskey Man" and co-lead vocals on “A Quick One, While He’s Away”, French horn, trumpet on "Cobwebs and Strange" Keith Moon – drums, lead vocals on "I Need You", tuba on "Cobwebs and Strange"A Quick One personnel Chris Stamp – executive producer1995 credits Design: Alan Aldridge Design, Art Direction: Richard Evans Executive-Producer: Bill Curbishley, Chris Charlesworth, Robert Rosenberg Liner notes: Chris Stamp Producer: Jon Astley Producer: Kit Lambert Remix, remastered by: Andy Macpherson, Jon Astley Certifications-France-Gold British invasion British rock Pop art Swinging London Kemp, Ma
Live at the Royal Albert Hall (The Who album)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a three-CD live album set by The Who, released in 2003. Discs one and two were recorded on 27 November 2000 and consist of John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Zak Starkey, John "Rabbit" Bundrick performing a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust along with several guests. Disc three features four songs from The Who's last concert with John Entwistle, from 8 February 2002. Townshend dedicated "Heart to Hang Onto" to the late Ronnie Lane; the concert was released on DVD as The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. All songs composed by Pete Townshend except. "I Can't Explain" – 2:51 "Anyway, Anywhere" – 4:33 "Pinball Wizard" – 3:44 "Relay" – 8:14 "My Wife" – 6:38 "The Kids Are Alright" – 6:12 "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand" – 4:12 "Bargain" – 6:52 "Magic Bus" – 10:05 "Who Are You" – 7:05 "Baba O'Riley" – 5:48 "Drowned" – 6:38 "Heart to Hang Onto" – 4:41 "So Sad About Us" – 3:19 "I'm One" – 2:51 "Getting in Tune" – 6:21 "Behind Blue Eyes" – 3:48 "You Better You Bet" – 5:46 "The Real Me" – 5:27 "5:15" – 11:40 "Won't Get Fooled Again" – 9:12 "Substitute" – 3:20 "Let's See Action" – 5:15 "My Generation" – 5:30 "See Me, Feel Me/Listening to You" – 5:04 "I'm Free" – 2:49 "I Don't Even Know Myself" – 4:43 "Summertime Blues" – 3:20 "Young Man Blues" – 5:54 The WhoRoger Daltrey – lead vocals, acoustic guitar John Entwistle – bass guitar, vocals Pete Townshend – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocalsAdditional musiciansJohn "Rabbit" Bundrick – piano, backing vocals Zak Starkey – drumsSpecial GuestsBryan Adams – vocals on "Behind Blue Eyes", "See Me, Feel Me/Listening to You" Noel Gallagher – guitar and backing vocals on "Won't Get Fooled Again" Kelly Jones – vocals and rhythm guitar on "Substitute" Nigel Kennedy – violin on "Baba O'Riley" Eddie Vedder – vocals on "I'm One", "Getting in Tune", "Let's See Action", "See Me, Feel Me/Listening to You" Paul Weller – vocals and acoustic guitar on "So Sad About Us"DesignCover design by Richard Evans Photography by Ross Halfin
Live from Toronto (The Who album)
Live from Toronto is a double live album by The Who recorded during the last concert of the It's Hard Tour at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, 17 December 1982. These performances were broadcast live on cable TV and FM radio across the U. S. and Canada. It was released in the early 1980s on VHS video tape; this 2006 edition of the concert was released as a DVD. Both the DVD and double CD are legal releases, but they are not considered to be "authorized" products by the band and/or its management. Keyboard player Tim Gorman performed with The on the 1982 tour. Tim reunited with the group in 2006 to record overdubs for the re-release of this material. Three songs performed at this concert are not included on the album or the DVD: "Behind Blue Eyes", "Dr. Jimmy" and "Cry If You Want". However, the performances of the two former were released on Who's Last* and the performance of "Cry If You Want" from this show was included on the 1997 remastered version of the "It's Hard" CD. All songs written by Pete Townshend except.
Disc one"My Generation" – 2:48 "I Can't Explain" – 2:30 "Dangerous" – 3:39 "Sister Disco" – 5:13 "The Quiet One" – 4:22 "It's Hard" – 4:57 "Eminence Front" – 5:36 "Baba O'Riley" – 5:19 "Boris the Spider" – 3:22 "Drowned" – 8:11 "Love Ain't for Keeping" – 2:40Disc two"Pinball Wizard" – 2:47 "See Me, Feel Me" – 4:14 "Who Are You" – 6:28 "5:15" – 6:27 "Love, Reign O'er Me" – 4:47 "Long Live Rock" – 5:06 "Won't Get Fooled Again" – 10:07 "Naked Eye" – 7:00 "Squeeze Box" – 2:52 "Young Man Blues" – 4:38 "Twist and Shout" – 3:40 The WhoRoger Daltrey – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica Pete Townshend – lead guitar and lead vocals John Entwistle – bass and lead vocals Kenney Jones – drumsAdditional musiciansTim Gorman – keyboards
Greenford is a large suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, UK. It was an ancient parish in the historic county of Middlesex, it is 11 miles from Charing Cross in Central London. Greenford is served by London Underground's Central Line and terminus for the Greenford branch of the GWR; the town is served by another station South Greenford, on the Greenford branch of the GWR. Nearby places include Yeading, Perivale, Northolt, Sudbury and Wembley; the most prominent landmarks in the suburb are 279 feet above sea level. The name is first recorded in 848 as Grenan forda, it is formed from the Old English'grēne' and'ford' and means'place at the green ford'. Greenford was known as Great Greenford in order to distinguish it from Little Greenford, now known as Perivale; the affixes'Magna' and'Parva' have been used to denote the difference. Greenford is considered to be birthplace of the modern organic chemical industry, as it was at William Perkin's chemical factory in North Greenford, by the Grand Union Canal, that the world's first aniline dye was discovered in March 1856.
Perkin called his amazing discovery'mauveine'. Today there is a blue plaque marking the spot in Oldfield Lane North, just south of the Black Horse public house. Local anecdote says that Queen Elizabeth I would only eat bread made from wheat grown in Greenford, until 2013/14 Greenford was the home to the Hovis factory; the former Rockware glassworks on the canal is commemorated by Rockware Avenue. Greenford formed part of Greenford Urban District from 1894 to 1926 and was absorbed by the Municipal Borough of Ealing. Post First World War, tea blender and food manufacturer J. Lyons and Co. were looking for a secondary site on which to expand production beyond Cadby Hall, Hammersmith. In 1921 they bought the first piece of an eventual 63 acres site, due to its location close to good transport links from both the Grand Union Canal and the Great Western Railway's Great Western Main Line, the West Coast Main Line and onwards to the Midlands at Willesden Junction; the factory opened in July 1921, with the first single-storey buildings known as "Zig-Zag" due to their northern light-aligned windows allowing maximum light into the production area.
There were steam and electrical power plants on site, which powered both the plant as well as the staff canteen and medical facilities, accessible to all plant employees and their dependants. Transport docks and a canal basin had been developed, allowing shipment of tea and coffee directly from London Docks into HM Customs excise controlled bonded warehouses; the extensive onsite railway infrastructure allowed precise positioning of heavy raw goods into the factory, as well as the extraction of finished product. Lyons bought their own steam shunters to move wagons between the GWR exchange sidings and the factory system. Lyons became Greenford's biggest employer. A pioneer in electronic machines and computing, Lyons deployed the latest factory automation technology, making Greenford a showplace, visited by the media, academics and royalty, with more than one visit by King George V and Queen Mary. In the 1950s, the site developed the breakfast cereal Ready Brek. Areas of the site not developed for factory use were landscaped, with many trees planted.
As the factory developed these diminished after the development of the Lyons Maid Bridge Park factory in the 1950s, the new administration block in 1971. After the merger of Lyons with Allied Bakeries in the 1980s, the focus of the new Allied Domecq business to focus on spirits, with the sell-off of the businesses associated with the factory, the need for the facility dwindled. Redeveloped from 1998, today it is known as Lyon Way Industrial Estate. Five hundred yards north east from William Perkin's dye factory was a triangular field in which he kept horses. On this ground was built the Oldfield Tavern public house, which became a popular venue for a rock group called the Detours, who met a drummer there called Keith Moon. On Thursday 20 February 1964 they were introduced to the audience of the Oldfield Tavern as the Who.. Andy Locke, Dave Kerr-Clemenson and Wal Scott were all in Edison Lighthouse, with chart-topping Love Grows all came from Greenford; the Cardinal Wiseman School Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School William Perkin Church of England High School Coston Primary School Edward Betham Primary School Ravenor Primary School Horsenden Primary School ) Stanhope Primary School Greenford High School The A40, a major dual-carriageway, serves the area.
Sudbury Hill station, on the Piccadilly line. Greenford station, on the Central line. Greenford station, on the First Great Western. South Greenford railway station, on the First Great Western. Greenford has the following bus routes travelling through it: 92, 95, 105, 282, 395, 487, E1, E2, E3, E5, E6, E7, E9, E10, E11, H17 and N7; the grounds of the former Ravenor Farm has become Greenford's largest park. It is the venue for the annual Greenford Carnival, held every July; until 1910, the land that formed Ravenor Farm/Ravenor Park was a detached part of Northolt parish, with the tithes to the land going to St. Mary's Church and not the Greenford parish of Holy Cross. T
Who I Am (book)
Who I Am is a memoir by rock guitarist and composer Pete Townshend of the Who. It was published by HarperCollins in October 2012 in both book and e-book format, plus an unabridged 15-CD audiobook read by Townshend; the book chronicles Townshend's upbringing in London, the formation and evolution of the Who, his struggles with rock stardom and drugs and alcohol. The title is a play on words, referring to the Who's hit single, "Who Are You?" as well as the album of the same name. Who I Am entered The New York Times best seller list at No. 3 in October 2012. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some admiring its frankness and intimacy, other complaining about its editing and being too dull. Pete Townshend signed a contract with Little and Company in May 1996 to write his autobiography, but abandoned it two years when, according to Townshend, "I found it too hard", he published small extracts of. He signed a deal with HarperCollins, the memoir entitled Peter Townshend: Who He?, was published in October 2012 as Who I Am.
Townshend said he preferred the original Who He title: "Who I Am seems so final, so grandiose, so.... Pete Townshend. It's just too perfect." The original manuscript Townshend presented to HarperCollins was 1,000 pages long, but the publisher cut it back to 500 pages. Pete Townshend's memoir begins with his upbringing in London after World War II. Included is the period he lived with his unstable grandmother, during which time he reports fragmentary memories of sexual abuse at the hands of her suitors. Townshend discusses the Mod scene of the 1960s, the effect the war had on his generation, the development of rock music, he discusses the effect his childhood had on his music the rock opera Tommy. The book traces the formation and evolution of the Who, includes details of their appearance at Woodstock in 1969 and their storied trashing of hotels. Townshend calls Roger Daltrey "the unquestionable leader" of the band, he says he started smashing his guitars at the end of performances after he accidentally pushed one through a club ceiling in 1964 and damaged it.
His "windmill" style of striking guitar chords was adopted from Keith Richards, who Townshend says he once saw swinging his arm to warm-up before going on stage. The book includes the many encounters Townshend had with other rock musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, whom he called a shaman because of the way he played his guitar. Townshend says that in a way Hendrix's "performances did borrow from mine – the feedback, the distortion, the guitar theatrics," but he added that Hendrix's "artistic genius lay in how he created a sound all his own". Townshend recalls that at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival the Who and Hendrix argued backstage as to who would play first, Townshend won after a coin flip. Townshend describes himself in the book as "probably bisexual" because of a brief affair he had with journalist Danny Fields and his interest in Mick Jagger, saying "Mick is the only man I've seriously wanted to fuck". Keith Moon and John Entwistle felt that Townshend was too prudish around groupies and once paid one $100 to infect him with gonorrhea.
Townshend says. He studied the works of Indian spiritual master and mystic Meher Baba, while he was able to avoid drugs and extramarital sex most of the time, Townshend says he periodically lapsed and indulged in cocaine and alcohol; the book details Townshend's work as an editor at London publisher Faber and Faber, some of the literary personalities he worked with, some the books he commissioned. It covers his charity work in rehabilitation programs and establishing a shelter for battered wives. In 2003 Townshend was arrested for downloading child pornography. In the book he claims that he accessed the images as research for a campaign against the presence of such images, was helping to set up "a research program for a new support system for survivors of childhood abuse", he was given a formal police caution. Townshend wrote that he had accepted the caution only because "I was in no frame of mind to live through another eternity – this time in court", although he wished he had gone to trial to prove his innocence.
Music journalist Rob Sheffield writing in Rolling Stone called Who I Am "intensely intimate" and "candid to the point of self-lacerating". He said Townshend seems to want to deflate his rock-star image by exposing his "defects and contradictions: the'Angry Yobbo' guitar hooligan he plays onstage versus the introspective composer, the spiritual seeker versus the hedonistic drug addict"; the Guardian said that while many rock memoirs "run out of gas once the classic songs dry up and the major crises have been overcome", Townshend's life "was never dull". It said Townshend's prose is "crisp and unflinching", called the book "unusually frank and moving". Literary critic Michiko Kakutani writing in The New York Times said Who I Am "is an earnest, searching book", was impressed with the way Townshend documented how the Who "articulate the joy and rage" of post-World War II Britain's "teenage wasteland" generation, but Kakutani felt that the book's editing was uneven, resulting in too much detail in some sections, "jump cuts" in other areas that "chop the narrative into herky-jerky pieces and slow the book's momentum".
The A. V. Club said Townshend's accounts of the making of albums like Who's Next and Quadrophenia are "breathtaking", but complained that "there are glaring gaps and dead ends in his story. Daltrey and Entwistle are shunted to the background, leaving the alchemy of their unique collaboration in the dark", it felt that "Townshend's intellectua