The Who Sell Out

The Who: Sell Out and Goodbye, Pop

Channel 150-9

Episode date - November 30, 2018

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    “The Who Sell Out” represented one of the purest pop art concepts ever attempted in music, but on the album itself, it feels like The Who grew tired of the idea before they even finish the album.

    Side two drifts far from the concept as it progresses. As a ‘leftover’ tune from an abandoned rock opera project of Pete’s, “Rael” had absolutely nothing to do with the concept, and subsequent singles seemed to suggest that the Who had run out of good ideas. This show captures the band as it struggled into yet another phase of their career.

    Featured tracks include:

    I Can’t Reach You

    Medac

    Relax

    Silas Stingy

    Sunrise

    Rael

    Someone’s Coming

    Melancholia

    Call Me Lightning

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Dogs

    Magic Bus (demo)

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