There aren't too many things in the world cooler than a Townshend demo. He wrote all the
parts for the band. You can tell he was giving them a finished piece each time.
More demos. I remember the day I got Music Must Change and first listened to it.
Its the Who Are You demos. Wow. Its the only bootleg demo cd (remember, there's the
Scoop series which is very listenable) that I listen to a lot. Happy Birthday is a bootleg of 3 official lp's that Pete released in the early
70's for his guru. It took 30 years for Pete to official release them on cd via
Life With The Moons is a must-have. It has more of the funny comedy bits that are
on The Who's box set. Hear Roger clear his throat (and Pete warn him not to swallow it!)
before singing the emotional Behind Blue Eyes. The Collector's Who's Next is a true
stereo version of Who's Next. I donno, I can't tell the difference. Ghost Songs has
Daltrey doing Quicksilver, if you remember that 80's flic. And other rarities.
Another Who bootleg dedicated to Keith Moon - Moon Life. Moon plays a drum solo (the
only time he did this with The Who). Maximum BBC was the only place to hear The Who
at the BBC until early 2000 when the official BBC cd was released. Some Who audiophiles
swear that the sound on the bootleg version is better.
From Lifehouse To Leeds and Pure Rock Theatre were popular Who bootleg lp's during
the 70's. Leslie West, from Mountain, played some of Who's Next. Some of those songs
were finally released on the remastered Odds and Sods and Who's Next. But not everything!
Higher Education is the same as Cops and Robbers (Georgetown 1969) + demos and outtakes.
Why get it? There's an alternate vocal take of the song Eyesight To The Blind that only
appears on the Japanese version of Tommy. Higher Education's got it.
Wanna hear Pete doing an air force commercial? The other songs on Who Zoo Two are sped up
so much that The Who sound like The Chipmunks! (If this were MTV Popup Video, the screen
would say, "Chip Monck was the voice at Woodstock introducing the bands. You've heard
him say, "Ladies and gentlemen, The Who.") This last cd is the coolest bootleg
that a fellow Who fan sent me. When we were kids we'd make 'greatest hits cassettes' and give
them to our friends. Romeo Strakl lives in Slovenia. He made this cd and sent it
to a few other Who traders. The people he's sending it to have already spent a fortune
on The Who, so no harm done. The booklet is 28 pages of Who stories and a comprehensive
discography. Its amazing how a fan can make such a quality cd. The color artwork is as sharp
as an official cd. The booklet has more pages than most official cds. Friends are always
impressed by Romeo's cd. It ends with John Entwistle playing The Real Me.