In the comments to my last Music Monday post, Abby compared Vampire Weekend to The Clash, and I thought, ooh, I should post some Clash. And I’ve been wanting to do some classic stuff for a change, since I usually focus on more recent indie bands. My current favorite song to play in Rock Band is The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” which is the inspiration for throwing The Who in here. The bands are also connected by the revolutionary quality of the lyrics, trying to figure out what to do and how to live in the post-’60s world. I’ll admit immediately that I’m not hugely up on my classic rock (except the Beatles; after them I tend to lose track), so you’re pretty much just getting the music here.
The Who is historically earlier, so I’ll put them first. These tracks are from Who’s Next, which I LOVE, and you should listen to all of it. But I chose the first one, “Baba O’Riley” because it’s one of the few songs that I absolutely loved within the first ten seconds. And then I almost did “Behind Blue Eyes” (and I could put it up if anyone wants), but I decided to do “I Don’t Even Know Myself” instead, for….no reason, really. I just listened through the album, and picked it. *shrug*
The Clash is really punk rock, I guess, but it’s classic punk, so I defend the title of my post. Both of these songs are from London Calling, the Clash’s 1979 release. Which, okay, is the only one of their records I’ve heard. Anyway. On to the music.
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