(1965) My Generation

The Who

... read moreAn explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend's exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on "My...

03:28′:09″ 68 Songs

Disk 1

1
Out In The Street
The Who
2:31
2
I Don't Mind
The Who
2:36
3
The Good's Gone
The Who
4:02
4
La-La-La-Lies
The Who
2:17
5
Much Too Much
The Who
2:47
6
My Generation
The Who
3:17
7
The Kids Are Alright
The Who
3:04
8
Please Please Please
The Who
2:45
9
It's Not True
The Who
2:31
10
I'm A Man
The Who
3:12
11
A Legal Matter
The Who
2:47
12
The Ox
The Who
3:49

Disk 2

1
Out In The Street (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:31
2
I Don't Mind (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:32
3
The Good's Gone (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
3:59
4
La-La-La Lies (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:17
5
Much Too Much (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:44
6
My Generation (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
3:21
7
The Kids Are Alright (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
3:09
8
Please, Please, Please (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:46
9
It's Not True (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:33
10
I'm A Man (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
3:21
11
A Legal Matter (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
2:54
12
The Ox (2014 Stereo Mix)
The Who
3:57

Disk 3

1
I Can't Explain (Mono Version)
The Who
2:05
2
Bald Headed Woman (Mono Version)
The Who
2:10
3
Daddy Rolling Stone (Mono Version)
The Who
2:48
4
Leaving Here (Mono Version)
The Who
2:49
5
Lubie (Come Back Home) (Mono Version)
The Who
3:37
6
Shout And Shimmy (Mono Version)
The Who
3:18
7
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (Mono Version)
The Who
2:41
8
Motoring (Mono Version)
The Who
2:49
9
Anytime You Want Me (Mono Version)
The Who
2:36
10
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Mono Version)
The Who
2:44
11
Instant Party Mixture (Mono Version)
The Who
3:28
12
Circles (Revised Mono Version)
The Who
3:13
13
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French Ep Version)
The Who
2:44
14
Out In The Street (Alternative Guitar Break Version / 2000 Remix)
The Who
2:36
15
Out In The Street (Alternative Early Vocal Version / 2000 Remix)
The Who
2:35
16
I Don't Mind (Full Length Version / 2000 Remix)
The Who
4:08
17
The Good's Gone (Full Length Version / 2000 Remix)
The Who
4:35
18
My Generation (Alternative Version / 2000 Remix)
The Who
3:34
19
I'm A Man (Version 2 / Early Vocal Version / 2000 Remix)
The Who
3:28
20
Daddy Rolling Stone (Alternative Take / 2000 Remix)
The Who
3:06
21
Lubie (Come Back Home) (Alternative Mix / 2000 Remix)
The Who
3:45
22
Shout And Shimmy (Alternative Mix / 2000 Remix)
The Who
3:26
23
Circles (Alternative Mix / 2000 Remix)
The Who
3:29

Disk 4

1
Out In The Street (Alternate Take 1)
The Who
2:31
2
I Don't Mind (Full Length Version)
The Who
3:45
3
The Good's Gone (Full Length Version)
The Who
4:29
4
My Generation (Instrumental Version)
The Who
3:38
5
The Kids Are Alright (Alternate Take 1)
The Who
3:07
6
I Can't Explain
The Who
2:05
7
Bald Headed Woman
The Who
2:34
8
Daddy Rolling Stone
The Who
2:59
9
Daddy Rolling Stone (Alternate Version)
The Who
3:06
10
Leaving Here
The Who
2:49
11
Lubie (Come Back Home)
The Who
3:42
12
Shout And Shimmy
The Who
3:19
13
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
The Who
2:41
14
Motoring
The Who
2:47
15
Anytime You Want Me
The Who
2:37
16
Instant Party Mixture
The Who
3:29
17
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
The Who
2:43
18
Circles
The Who
3:15
19
Daddy Rolling Stone (Alternate Take B. / New Mix)
The Who
3:08
20
Out In The Street (Alternate Take 2 / New Mix)
The Who
2:34
21
I'm A Man (Alternate Version / New Mix)
The Who
3:25
Released 29 October 1965, This Compilation ℗ 2016 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

Review

An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend's exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on "My Generation" and "Out in the Street"; Keith Moon attacks the drums with a lightning, ruthless finesse throughout. Some "Maximum R&B" influence lingered in the two James Brown covers, but much of Townshend's original material fused Beatlesque hooks and power chords with anthemic mod lyrics, with "The Good's Gone," "Much Too Much," "La La La Lies," and especially "The Kids Are Alright" being highlights. "A Legal Matter" hinted at more ambitious lyrical concerns, and "The Ox" was instrumental mayhem that pushed the envelope of 1965 amplification with its guitar feedback and nonstop crashing drum rolls. While the execution was sometimes crude, and the songwriting not as sophisticated as it would shortly become, the Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record. ~ Richie Unterberger