The Who – My Generation (1965/2014) MONO [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

The Who – My Generation (1965/2014) MONO
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:10:13 minutes | 941 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Geffen Records

My Generation is the debut album by The Who and was released in 1965 to great acclaim. Hailed by critics as one of the best rock albums of all time, it included hit songs such as “My Generation” and “The Kids Are Alright”.

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.

01 – Out In the Street
02 – I Don’t Mind
03 – The Good’s Gone
04 – La-la-la Lies
05 – Much Too Much
06 – My Generation
07 – The Kids Are Alright
08 – Please, Please, Please
09 – It’s Not True
10 – I’m a Man
11 – A Legal Matter
12 – The Ox
13 – I Can’t Explain
14 – Bald Headed Woman
15 – Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
16 – Daddy Rolling Stone
17 – Anytime You Want Me
18 – Shout and Shimmy
19 – Circles
20 – Leaving Here
21 – Lubie (Come Back Home)
22 – (Love Is Like a) Heat Wave
23 – Motoring
24 – Instant Party Mixture