Monday, 18 July 2016

Pete Townshend [1974.04.14] The Roundhouse, London

Pete Townshend
(Pete's first live solo gig)
The Roundhouse, London, England
Sunday April 14th, 1974

Very Good Audience Recording
Encoded: 160 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01 The Seeker
02 Big Boss Man
03 Substitute
04 Amoreuse
05 If I Were A Carpenter
06 Happy Jack
07 Tattoo
08 Join My Gang
09 Behind Blue Eyes
10 Goin' To New York (New York City Blues)
11 My Generation Demos I + II
12 North Country Girl
13 Corrina Corrina
14 No Face No Name No Number
15 Let's See Action
16 Pinball Wizard
17 See Me Feel Me
18 My Generation I
19 Magic Bus
20 My Generation II

The two versions of My Generation are demos, played through the P.A. for the audience. There's a simple lyric change in Magic Bus: "...I'm so nervous I guess it shows. Don't say a thing about my great big nose..."

Dave Marsh wrote about Pete's first solo-concert: "On April 14, 1974 (Easter Sunday), Townshend played a solo gig-the first of his career, for the Camden Square Community Play Centre ... Meant to be a quiet afternoon's entertainment, the solo show was blown out of all proportion when the press got word of it. Townshend spent a panicky week's preparation, then came out and did a fairly casual show using electric and acoustic guitars, piano, some synthesizer tapes and the original "MY GENERATION" demo as he ran through a set that also included 'The Seeker', Jimmy Reed's 'Big Boss Man', 'Substitute' and 'Pinball Wizard'. Despite a drunken heckler, the show was well-received and Pete was surprisingly confident." (Dave Marsh, Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who, page 442).

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