11 January 2012

Busy reacquainting myself today...

...with the great 1977 collaboration of Pete Townsend and Ronnie Lane, Rough Mix!


Here Pete is at his most relaxed and playful (since I usually find him a bit too, shall we say, earnest)!

For example, "(I Want to be) Misunderstood" (take that Eric Burdon!):

I wanna be obscure and oblique
Inscrutable and vague
So hard to pin down
I wanna leave open mouths when I speak
Want people to cry when I put them down

And Townsend's ten my babys before I LOVE her, yeah toward the end of "My Baby Gives it Away" even rivals Sinatra's ten-baby early-Reprise recording of "Don'cha Go 'Way Mad"!

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