Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Who: DOTM

I can't believe I have never done one of these for this band. Scott and I were briefly discussing this band earlier today and it prompted me to check to see if I had done a DOTM for them. Sure enough, I have not. Strange! Here it is.

I am not including compilation albums because there are entirely too many. This is one of those bands that the record label just wanted to milk and milk and milk. It was ridiculous.

My Generation
Released in December 1965 by Brunswick in the UK / Decca in the U.S.
Produced by Shel Talmy.
Band Lineup:
Roger Daltrey - vocals; Pete Townshend - guitar, vocals; John Entwistle - bass, vocals; Keith Moon - drums.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"My Generation" and "The Kids Are Alright"

Ready Steady Who
Released in Novebmer 1966 by Reaction Records.
Produced by Kit Lambert and The Who.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 5

A Quick One
Released in December 1966 by Reaction/Decca.
Produced by Kit Lambert.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10

The Who Sell Out
Released in December 1967 by Track / Decca
Produced by Kit Lambert.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Highlights:
"I Can See For Miles"

Tommy
Released in May 1969 by Polydor / Decca.
Produced by Kit Lambert.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 24

Who's Next
Released in July 1971 by Decca/Polydor.
Produced by The Who and Glyn Johns.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Baba O Riley" "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Quadrophenia
Released in October 1973 by Polydor / MCA.
Produced by The Who, Kit Lambert and Glyn Johns.
No lineup changes
Tracks: 17
Highlights:
"The Real Me" "I've Had Enough" and "Love Reign O'er Me"

Odds and Sods
Released in September 1974 by Polydor/MCA.
Produced by The Who, Kit Lambert, Glyn Johns, Shel Talmy, Chris Parmeinter and Peter Meaden.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11

The Who By Numbers
Released in October 1975 by Polydor/MCA.
Produced by Glyn Johns, Chris Charlesworth, Bill Curbishley, and Robert Rosenberg.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10

Who Are You
Released in August 1978 by Polydor/MCA.
Produced by The Who, Glyn Johns and Jon Astley.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9

The Kids Are Alright
Soundtrack album released in June 1979 by Polydor/MCA (essentially a compilation).
Produced by John Entwistle, and Cy Langston.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 17

Face Dances
Released in March 1981 by Polydor / Warner Brothers.
Produced by Bill Szymczyk.
Lineup changes:
After Keith Moon died, Kenney Jones took over drum duties on this album.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"You Better You Bet"

Its Hard
Released in September 1982 by Polydor/Warner Brothers.
Produced by Glyn Johns.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12

Endless Wire
Released in October 2006 by Polydor/Universal.
Produced by Pete Townshend, Bob Pridden and Billy Nicholls.
Lineup changes:
Drums were performed by Peter Huntington and Zak Starkey.
Bass was performed by Pino Palladino (John Entwistle died in 2002).
Tracks: 28

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