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CALL IT A DAY BOYS, YOU CLEARLY HATE EACHOTHER!
Newton "fucking" Faulkner... FAO record label execs, next time you see a busker with a modicum of 'talent' give the bastard a fiver, not a record deal...
Cos they're old?
I know Townsend and Daltrey isn't at catchy as Page and Plant but come on.
Plus if you as the singer are 'living in hope' that the next Who songs will be good you should probably be trying something else. If you're averse to going around the world making millions dollar anyway.
if it didn't all directly contradict the lyrics in 'My Generation'.
only he's an actual musician, with new ideas.
Townshend said "hope I die before I get old", granted but I don't think he meant it literally.
surely what he means is "hope I fade away before I become irrelevant". That's how I always interpreted it, anyhow.
are plenty of ways to interpret it, but I don't really see it as a good reason for a talented songwriter/popular band to call their career to a halt. That would be ridiculous.
just proves himself right, because he's no longer in any way fresh or exciting. If he was doing something different or better than what he used to then OK (hence the Scott Walker example), but the fact is he's not progressed in any way since the early 70s, and was beyond that not even hugely original (despite being yes talented) to begin with.
but I still think he's entitled to make music if he wants to. Particularly considering that he has a huge audience for it. It's a shame if he's not doing anything new, but I can think of worse examples of music that shouldn't be allowed.
So what is his new stuff like then?