Ready Steady Who Five
an absolute gem of an ep, featuring mid-sixties live material when they were at the apex of their powers.
Kicking off this EP is a song Pete wrote for The Merseys which turned out so well that The Who nicked it for themselves. Listen for the immaculate harmonies and the new vocal refrain (“Last Night”) at the end. Next, Brian Mathews brings out Pete Townshend’s more reflective side as they consider the Who’s singles to date. Flip over the disc for two typically taut performances recorded live at, the Marquee in Wardour Street. Townshend plays slide with the mike stand at the end of ‘My Generation’ but before he can total his Stratocaster, a smoke-bomb causes the power to fail. Entwistle recreates his bass solo in ‘My Generation’ with impressive and impassive dexterity.
- So Sad About Us (Townshend) 13/09/66, Townsend Speaks! (Interview) Recorded For Bbc Saturday Club At The Playhouse Theatre, London
- Happy Jack (Townshend) My Generation (Townshend) Recorded For Beat Club At The Marquee, London 02/03/67.