Informal PE musings on the album which had the unenviable task of following up the mighty ‘Quadrophenia’.
Along with It’s Hard, this has got to be my least played post-‘60s Who album. Nevertheless, three songs were queued into the ten hour m3u list for 1975* which I assembled last week, and they are:
1) “Imagine a Man” – A beautiful acoustic ballad, very much in the vein of Pete’s 1972 solo debut Who Came First, but sung by Roger. This was the only song I liked from this album during its initial shelf life with me, some twenty years ago.
2) “How Many Friends” – With its grand, swelling chorus, this might be the only cut on par with The Who‘s other mighty ’70s albums, Quadrophenia and Who Are You.
3) “Dreaming from the Waist” – Another diamond in the rough, this emerged as a new highlight last week when I auditioned the album (barring the two limp singles) for cuts to include in that m3u list (also referenced in the Maxophone thread.)