Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Music Biz: How Many Friends

The Who: How Many Friends


With the exception of Squeeze Box, every song on The Who By Numbers is at least a little bit depressing. The album was released when Townshend was 30 years old, and much of it casts a shadow of midlife crisis.

In How Many Friends, Pete Townshend laments the fact that he is surrounded by people who want something from him because of his fame. This is the dark side of massive success.

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