Song of the Day #186 – Pete Townshend

About ten years ago I sold my vinyl record collection but there were about a dozen albums I simply could not part with, even if I were never able to play them again. Three of those records were Who’s Next, Tommy and Quadophenia, which brings me to today’s artist: one of my all-time favorite guitar heroes, prolific songwriter, singer, music legend and composer of the soundtrack of my youth: Pete Townshend. In this video, Pete plays three songs in his dressing room, before a show in 2000: Tattoo, I’m One and an improvised acoustic jam. By the way, does anyone know how Pete does that high speed “stutter strum” heard around 3:50? That seems like guitar magic to me.

Leave a Reply