#MusicMondays: The Who ‘Quadrophenia’

Happy Monday everybody and thanks for stopping by my blog again 🙂 As I said in my 2019 Plans post, I have been planning a new series for this year, which I will call #MusicMondays. I have recently bought the 100 Albums Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster from Amazon and thought why not review all the albums from the poster on a random Monday?! Click here to see all #MusicMonday posts.

So let’s see what we got this week…

Let’s take a closer look…

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The Who ‘Quadrophenia’

Released 26 October 1973
Recorded May–June 1972
May–September 1973 using 16-track recording
Studio Olympic Studios, London, Ramport Studios in Battersea, London with Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio
Genre
Length 81:42
Label TrackMCA
Producer The Who
Executive producers:

Associate producer:
Glyn Johns (on “Is It in My Head?” and “Love Reign O’er Me”)

Tracklist:

Side One

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I’m One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head
  10. I’ve Had Enough

Side Two

  1. 5:15
  2. Sea And Sand
  3. Drowned
  4. Bell Boy
  5. Doctor Jimmy
  6. The Rock
  7. Love, Reign O’er Me

My opinion

Before I give my personal opinion about the album, I just want to say I’m a big fan of The Who. My dad likes their music, and I grew up hearing their music on cassette tapes in my dad’s old car, and I still listen to them to date.

The first track, I Am The Sea, was unlike anything I expected. It’s just the sound of the sea and someone shouting lyrics in the background at a low volume, but starting the second track, the album was what you would expect from the band, with a little twist: it’s a rock opera album. So expect pieces similar to Queen’s Innuendo and Bohemian Rhapsody, just not as grand.

As with last week, it was tough choosing just one track that I like, but The Real Me (Side One) and Bell Boy (Side Two) have to take the cake. The drum solos by the iconic Keith Moon are as amazing as the first and last 5 albums the band released (this one being the sixth and middle one).

Bottom line? If you’re a rock-loving person and haven’t listened to this gem, what are you waiting for?!?!

 

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