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Posted: 03 Jul 04, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What do you think of the musical, "Tommy"?

I love it, I think it is The Who's best work.

Then later I found out that, "Tommy" was part of Freddie's album collection.


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Posted: 03 Jul 04, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie loved it, and it was the inspiration behind A Night At the Opera.

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have not had the privilege of seeing the musical though I have heard the soundtrack. The original album by The Who was one of the best pieces of music ever. Apparently I was singing the lyrics to Tommy before I could talk. An incredible album.


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's amazing. I think the Who are amazing. And I can certainly see where it may have inspired dear old Fred.


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 23:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I loved the Who's next rock opera "Quadrophenia" much better. It's about a teenage boy who can't figure out why his relationships don't work, and I always thought it had elements of Pete Townshend struggling with his bisexuality in it. It sure spoke to me as a gay teenager.

And I liked the version of Tommy on the Who's 1989 live album "Join Together" a little better than the original IMHO, because it's got a full brass section. You might want to listen to that ;)

Okay I know I'm going to get all kinds of flack for this post probably hehe :)


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard that live album and have a video of the show from the same year. It is a testament to that great album that the music can get over in so mant different ways. I'm partial to the original version for nostalgia reasons.


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Tommy! That crazy Keith is my favorite!


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love it! It's my favourite record by The Who.
Yep, Keith Moon was my favourite too!


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