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The Who, Framed

May 28, 2013

Of all the great British groups that emerged in the 1960s, few were greater than this week's guest stars, the Who. Their early albums remain unbeatable, but they really hit the heights with their Live At Leeds, Tommy, and Quadrophenia LPs.

And, although the litany of their hits -- "My Generation," "Can't Explain," "Happy Jack," "I Can See For Miles," "Pinball Wizard," "Won't Get Fooled Again," and many more -- is amazing, the band had only one Top 10 hit in the U.S. ("I Can See For Miles" made it to #9 in 1967.)

This week's video, 1978's "Who Are You," is another of their big hits, and an interesting look at the original band in the studio. Although they have, sadly, passed on, the Who's rhythm section, John Entwistle and Keith Moon, are featured prominently, as are Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, who continue to carry on the band's name in concert. They performed the song live at Super Bowl XLIV and, more recently, at the Concert For Sandy Relief last year.

What more can we say? Ladies and gentlemen, the Who!

Important blog note! Framed has to travel on "business" next week, so we'll see you in a couple of Mondays! Have fun!

1 -- Sadly, the nose just wouldn't fit in the frame!

2 -- "This homage to Meher Baba may be the greatest such homage ever!"

3 -- "I think somebody spilled their drink here. Yep, there's the ice cubes. And, over there, that has to be a twist."

4 -- "I'll hold my breath until Pete writes a good song! That's sure to work!"

5 -- "Or, maybe not."

6 -- "I still don'tsee why those kids couldn't hurt Jack. I'll bet they didn't really try, try, try."

7 -- "Wow. These Kinks' songs are terrific!"

8 -- "Now stay with us. After you put your right arm in, shaking it all about is critical! Show him, Keith."

9 -- "So you actually name your shirts?"

10 -- "Is Pete writing another rock opera? Why, I oughtta..."

11 -- "People s-say we're g-gettin' old... talkin' 'bout degeneration..."

12 -- "Boy, I wish I were in the Kinks."