Monday, 31 March 2014
Close Your Eyes And Think Of This
Someone must have thought that sticking The Who on a bus with a baby elephant and a couple of leggy models was a good way to promote a single. And on reflection, I think it probably is.
This is an absolutely blistering slice of 1967 psychedelic mod pop- Moon's drumming and Townshend's skyscraping, backwards/forwards and feedback driven guitar. And those harmonies. They, and anyone in 1967 for that matter, were never any better than this. Armenia City In The Sky was written by friend of the band John 'Speedy' Keen and the open song from their concept album The Who Sell Out- an album no record collection should be without, even if all those radio jingles get a bit wearying.
Armenia City In The Sky