"Who" (2019) - New Who Album Coming 06-Dec-19*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by RayS, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

    Out of My Element

    1. All This Music Must Fade
    2. Ball and Chain
    3. I Don’t Wanna Get Wise
    4. Detour
    5. Beads On One String
    6. Hero Ground Zero
    7. Street Song
    8. I'll Be Back
    9. Break The News
    10. Rockin' In Rage
    11. She Rocked My World
  2. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

    Out of My Element
    "I'll Be Back" will be (at minimum) Pete's second song about reincarnation.

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  3. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

    Out of My Element
    "Street Song" also follows "Uneasy Street" and this classic:

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  4. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

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  5. popscene

    popscene Forum Resident

    San Marcos, CA
    Love the Peter Blake artwork (similar to another cover bearing Blake’s stamp, Paul Weller’s Stanley Road). A nice nod to Face Dances as well.

    I hope there are musical references to The ‘oo’s mod/pop art past on the album to match the artwork.
  6. jethrowup

    jethrowup Forum Resident

    United States
    “I’ll Be Back” is actually about Pete’s excitement over Arnold’s return to The Terminator franchise.
  7. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

    Out of My Element
    "Ball and Chain"

  8. Bullis

    Bullis Forum Resident

    Poor cover, right up there with emotional rescue-stones
  9. jethrowup

    jethrowup Forum Resident

    United States
    Worse album title. They should have called it The Who or even Detour.

    , why??? Uninspired.
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  10. JeffreyB

    JeffreyB Forum Resident

    Great cover!
  11. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    <—— Likes the album art , likes the title.

    Whether the music will be any good...

    We’ll see.
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  12. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON, CA
    One of Pete’s best tunes.
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  13. Helmuth

    Helmuth Well-Known Member

    United kingdom
    Who is it 2nd from top on the far right on the cover?, first thought was Daltrey, it's not right? If it's Daltrey anyone know why this particular half obscured picture was chosen?

    This may win today's "most banal comment" award but it occurs to me going off the generic titles that 'She rocked my world' closing the record presumably a love song, has a comparison with the final song on the Eels masterpiece Electro-shock Blues 'PS You Rock My World', a love song to life. We know Pete is generally knowledgeable about Mark Everett of Eels cause he contributed a quote to the cover of Everett's 2008 autobiography "Things the Grandchildren should know".
  14. jethrowup

    jethrowup Forum Resident

    United States
    I think it is Daltrey circa 1966-1967. Looks like it was signed by him too.
  15. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!

    New Who? Who knew?*

    *anyone who's been following the tour thread. :D
  16. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    "Why" would actually have been a pretty good title for this band. Or if they wanted to invoke their name and be nostalgic, they could have gone with any one of several phrases like "Who Knows", "Who Cares", or "Who Gives A Rat's Ass." There is literally no idea more banal than calling this album "Who."
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  17. Helmuth

    Helmuth Well-Known Member

    United kingdom
    Ta, yeh, a guess Pete has an obscured picture of himself (the kids are alright poster / teaser yes?) Daltrey's cover shot is also a retro photo, a signed picture which must have some special relevance to somebody somewhere. Maybe Blake's choice maybe not..
  18. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

    Huntersville, NC
    I'm not a fan either. This guy did Face Dances and it's too similar of an idea.
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  19. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    I thought it it was WAS called Detour initially...
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  20. kiff

    kiff Forum Resident

    I'm calling it Detour anyway. Same way it's The White Album or Zeppelin IV.

    *Plus it's impossible to search The Who Who and find anything relevant :(
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  21. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

    Midway, KY
    Alright now! I'm excited. Cool album cover and title .
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  22. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

    "Who" is a lousy album title for this reason alone. I really do like the title "Detour".

    I'm not all that excited by the prospect of new music, but maybe I'll be surprised. They don't have anything to prove to me at this point. I'd settle for just one more great song, but that's actually quite a high bar to clear on its own.
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  23. MOON

    MOON Forum Resident

    Wow!!! Those 2 songs posted on here sound awesome. Totally thrilled for this as I drink my morning coffee. I love the SH forums for this reason. It keeps you updated on everything. Looking forward to the vinyl. Thanks for this.
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  24. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    Hope I’m wrong but not looking good so far. Poor cover it’s Blake by numbers ( see what I did there!)
    And if you are proud of your new album wouldn’t you come up with a good title for it?
    Ball & Chain sounds ok till the singing starts,not sure about the song at this stage really.

    peace and love✌Dave
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  25. ScaryMercedes

    ScaryMercedes Forum Residents

    Virginia, USA
    I must be posting in the wrong thread, because I'm not sure why this hasn't come up yet: "Ball & Chain" is a re-recording of a song that's been our for four years now. It's "Guantanamo", one of the "new" tracks of Pete Townshend's 2015 "Truancy" compilation.

    (I personally prefer the new version.)

    I'm curious what brought them to record a new album. They certainly don't have to; recording for the sake of having fun seems to have manifest itself as "As Long I Have You", and with "Endless Wire", it was clearly a classic ambitious PT high-concept project. That's why it seems strange that they'd assemble something that seems like it might exist just for the sake of existing. Maybe there's something lurking in the background that makes WHO a more direct statement than we can guess yet (maybe the strong 9/11 vibes coming off all of it are intentional). I can't see how they'd feel obliged to put out an album just for the sake of having one out (in the vein of "It's Hard", "Who By Numbers", etc). No need to do that anymore.

    Or maybe it's supposed to be a pairing with "As Long As I Have You", kind of a reverse of "Endless Wire"/"Psychoderelict" or "Quadrophenia"/"White City". That'd be a nice thought.

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