The Who were almost like a dominatrix who inflicted the show on the audience — that definitely influenced me," says Alice Cooper, describing his admiration for the London rockers. "Pete's the best stage guitarist I've ever seen — the best showman, conveying the pure spirit of rock & roll. And he's still up there with his fingers bleeding to this day."
"The Kids Are Alright" " 1965Pete taught me how to write anthems, by making them so general that everyone can say, "That's me." "Out in the Street" 1965 "I'm a Boy" 1966A great little tortured nursery rhyme with a little kid who wants to go out and be a boy and bloody his nose, and the overbearing mother who won't let him. "I Can See for Miles" 1967 "Baba O'Riley" 1971At first, I thought keyboards watered down rock. It sounded like Pete had found a new toy. But I gradually understood how well those power chords worked against the synth. Perhaps the beginning of New Wave. "5:15" 1973 "Rough Boys" 1980You have Pete's sexual ambiguity going on here — it sounds like a gay song. I still don't know exactly what he was trying to say with that song, but I love it, whatever it is. Pete's an amazing mystery.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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