Eminence Front - The Who

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  1. NB_Terry

    NB_Terry Member

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    I'm hearing this tune all the time now.

    It was played during the Rangers vs Lightning game last night, and I think it's on some commercials these days.

    Probably the only 80s Who tune that I like. The Ox is great on this tune, and it has a great vibe.
     
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    Call me blasphemous, but I think Pete's best song writing occurred in the '80s.
     
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    Great song. I like listening to the YT clips with various tracks isolated. Entwistle's bass is amazing as the chorus kicks in; what a talented, innovative player. Townsend's playing is really cool throughout.

     
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    I love Empty Glass, but the Who material was pretty tame. Maybe it was just the production.
     
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    My band covers this song. Our keyboard player plays some of it sampled I think. People love it.
     
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    Love the song, and I love those 80's albums Face Dances and Its
    Hard.

    And Pete's album "Empty Glass" is the best of the bunch.
     
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    I think Pete was about done with The Who at that point, and held back the best stuff for himself.

    Altho it was late '70s, "Rough Mix" is one of my favorite things he ever did, really great stuff from him and Ronnie.
     
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    Just saw The Who in concert in Philly last weekend and they sounded great, Daltrey's strained voice notwithstanding. Eminence Front has never been one of my favorites but it sounded really good at the concert and I'm getting a new appreciation for it.
     
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    Very cool! The Ox is an incredible player. When you hear these isolated tracks is amazing how much he was doing back there.
    Funny, I just heard Gov't Mule cover this sing yesterday on the Jam On station.
    Makes me want to play it.
    Have a safe holiday weekend everybody!
     
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    Another Tricky Day was great too!
     
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    He's becoming quite the guitar player in the later years! :bow
     
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    The only 80's Who tune you like? No love for You Better You Bet? Anyway, this might be the first Who song I ever heard and certainly the first video; always liked it.
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    Love the song, love the solo! I don't know why but I always hear this solo as Pete's response to the Another Brick in the Wall solo...a little anyway.

    Probably Kenny Jones best moment in the Who. This is the beginning of Entwistle adding a crap ton of processing to his tone, which is a downer, but it works in the context of the song. The playing is great.

    I hate how the newer remixes of this tune take out the vocal gaffe on the first chorus.
     
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    AtBCHCE & White City are brilliant. AtBCHCE is one of my favourite albums of all time.

     
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    It's banal and insipid, but I love John's "The Quiet One"
    Typical thundering powerful Who.
     
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    One of my favorite guitar tones / who songs of all time.
     
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    I agree...BUT that was 33 years ago.
     
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    I can't tell if you're trying to be funny or not. His part on this song could have been played by an 808. In fact, I think it was "Preset 3." :D
     
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    Hah. Yeah, the part is very simple, but the sound of the drum track is pretty huge and awesome in its own right. I have to give some credit to that to Kenney Jones and his performance. But it's one of the only tracks he did with the band that I listen to and don't feel like he is holding on for dear life throughout.
     

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