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Charlton is a kickass show from 1974. Keith Moon even gets to sing! One day they'll release this show. The bootleg for this is obviously from a record store. Live At Leeds was the most popular Who bootleg for decades. It was finally fully released in 2001. There's even Tommy At The Leeds. The Tanglewood show is up to par. Isle of Wight was also out as a bootleg years before it was officially released. Lifehouse Live is an important part of Who-story! This was Pete's post-Tommy dream. It ended up as Who's Next. Pete revisited and completed Lifehouse in 2000 with a 6 cd box set that has all of Lifehouse + the play itself with a printed version of the screenplay, so you can follow the story. When I was a kid, dreaming about what was to become "School Sucks," I was listening to songs like The Relay, Let's See Action and Join Together. This performance (which I'm listening to now) is mind-blowing.

Young Vic Blues is the same as Lifehouse Live. Liverpool '71 is a very early Who's Next show. They're practicing songs not yet released. Songs like Time Is Passing and Pure And Easy are played -- and these songs ended up cut from Who's Next! I wish Who's Next had been a double album with the entire Lifehouse show. The two Forrest Hills shows and Collector's Item are good examples of The Who during the summer of 1971. So is Chicago 1971 - August 18, 1971. The day I was born!

More classic 1971 shows. Most of these are audience recordings, but they're worth blasting on the stereo. Its raw Who's Next.

Our Drummer's Out Cold is the infamous show where Keith Moon passed out and a member of the audience took over on drums! You can hear Pete ask for a drummer. Tales From The Who is a classic. Play this one for your friends. The Who are introducing Quadrophenia. In between songs, Pete and Roger are explaining the story and plight of Jimmy. Instead of acting like rock stars on stage, they're telling the audience a story about someone like them. Storytelling with rock is what sets The Who apart from the rest. I needed to hear Jimmy's story when growing up!

Merry Christmas, Mr. Who is one of the better Quadrophenia shows. Charlton Uncut is the same as Charlton but with a few more songs.

1975 was a great year for The Who. This tour was called a back-to-basics tour. A bit of the old stuff, a bit of Tommy, some Who's Next and some Quadrophenia. Toronto is the most popular show of 1975. I bought it in The Village in New York in 2000.

On May 31, 1976, The Who played Charlton again. This time, they were so loud that they made the Guiness Book of World Records. And stayed there for decades. Who Put A Better Boot In 1976 is the best show of that year.

The Who playing my hometown, Miami! Last Stand With Keith Moon is Keith's last concert. The two bootlegs after it are both the same - Keith's last performance (in front of a small audience for The Kids Are Alright movie). Baba O'Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again from The Kids Are Alright are from this performance.

The Who came back in 1979 with a new drummer, Kenney Jones. He was in The Small Faces, Rod Stewart's band. They played lots of rarely played songs on this tour. Even Townshend solo songs like Cats In The Cupboard, cover songs like Dancing In The Street and an occasional Entwistle tune. The Houston 1975 show started circulating among traders during the fall of 2002. 27 years after the show itself, its becoming popular!

Orchestral Tommy isn't a Daltrey bootleg as the cover says, its a Who bootleg. Recorded the same day as the official cd but with a different cast. Has a bit more beat but a less polished feel to it.