The Who — My Generation
Album: My Generation
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Released: 1965
Length: 3:15
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People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we g-get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
And don't try to dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a big s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
And don't try to dig what we all s-s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a big sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby
My, my generation
My, my, my, my generation

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we g-g-get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Yeah, I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby
My, my, my, my g-g-gen-generation

Talkin' about my generation
My generation
This is my generation, baby
My generation
This is my generation
This is my generation
This is my generation
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Is Daltrey officially old yet? 

No matter. The song is rock and roll immortality.  
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Héhé !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rush from Big Audio Dynamite   with their Who-like synthesizers and then, this great song!{#Clap}

Bill, we love you!!!
 

yup, perfect .
Long Live the WHO!! (well whats left of them anyway!) {#Bananapiano}

Stuttering at its best
Well, I have officially gotten old before I died.
{#Yell}


yeah...  dig it...

 
 nate917 wrote:
When I saw them in the early 80s, Kenny Jones really held his own.  Not saying he's the best — I'm not a drummer, so what the hell do I know — but you didn't walk away grousing about the impossibility of filling Keith's shoes or any of that bullshit.
 
Yah, I saw the first "post-Keith" show and I thought Jones was excellent. Of course no one could ever replicate the ferocity and manic energy of Keith Moon but KJ did as well as anyone could have expected. It was one of the greatest rock shows I've ever seen.

 keller1 wrote:


Haven't seen the quote, but it surprises me a little bit.   In pure drumming terms Simon Phillips is the best drummer The Who have ever had.

That said, though, there isn't any question that Zak is the best fit on drums that the Who has had since Moonie died —- in fact I just watched his performance with the Who at the 9/11 show in NYC and was once again blown away by his playing on Won't Get Fooled Again, which is in many ways better than I ever saw Uncle Keith do it.

 
When I saw them in the early 80s, Kenny Jones really held his own.  Not saying he's the best — I'm not a drummer, so what the hell do I know — but you didn't walk away grousing about the impossibility of filling Keith's shoes or any of that bullshit.


 Stingray wrote:
"10"
 
More like 11 in my ears....

"10"
 calypsus_1 wrote:

My Generation -The Who 09/22/08  By flipkeat
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flipkeat/

I took this photo last night at The Who concert at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario CANADA.. Here's a shot of the legendary Roger Daltrey (64) and Pete Townshend (63) ! I don't think I could have been any closer... It was an amazing two hours. (The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.)!!!

Backed by a four-piece supporting cast including drummer Zak Starkey, ("Zak Starkey - Ringo Starr's son... is the fourth drummer for the rock band The Who, playing with them live and occasionally in the studio. Both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey stated that he is the best drummer The Who has had since the death of Moon in 1978.") guitarist (and Pete's brother) Simon Townshend and bassist Pino Palladino, Daltrey and Townshend.

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Haven't seen the quote, but it surprises me a little bit.   In pure drumming terms Simon Phillips is the best drummer The Who have ever had.

That said, though, there isn't any question that Zak is the best fit on drums that the Who has had since Moonie died —- in fact I just watched his performance with the Who at the 9/11 show in NYC and was once again blown away by his playing on Won't Get Fooled Again, which is in many ways better than I ever saw Uncle Keith do it.

I have seen this performed live,with the trashing of drums and stuff,thought it was over the top at the time,glad I have though..when I was young !{#Wink}


Classic.  

My uncle gave me Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy  (on 8-track tape!) when it came out in 1971.  

I was in junior high .... it took my musical tastes in a different direction, for sure. 

 
This collection may be from 1972, but the song is from 1965.
Héhé !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rush from Big Audio Dynamite   with their Who-like synthesizers and then, this great song!{#Clap}

Bill, we love you!!!
 Dillinquent wrote:
Damn,{#Bananajam} my speakers don't go loud enough!

 
That's 'cause I slammed my guitar into them. My bad!

{#Guitarist}  {#Yell}  {#Drummer}  {#Guitarist}

My Generation -The Who 09/22/08  By flipkeat
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flipkeat/

I took this photo last night at The Who concert at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario CANADA.. Here's a shot of the legendary Roger Daltrey (64) and Pete Townshend (63) ! I don't think I could have been any closer... It was an amazing two hours. (The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.)!!!

Backed by a four-piece supporting cast including drummer Zak Starkey, ("Zak Starkey - Ringo Starr's son... is the fourth drummer for the rock band The Who, playing with them live and occasionally in the studio. Both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey stated that he is the best drummer The Who has had since the death of Moon in 1978.") guitarist (and Pete's brother) Simon Townshend and bassist Pino Palladino, Daltrey and Townshend.

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Damn,{#Bananajam} my speakers don't go loud enough!