Pete Townshend, of The Who, talks about bandmate Roger Daltrey’s unsurpassed punching prowess and of their last great album in an interview with the Times.
Townshend, who is busy these days promoting the rerelease of Quadrophenia, has referred to it as the last great album by The Who.
He also spoke about how Daltrey punched him during the original mixing sessions. When Daltry wanted to leave the studio and was stopped by townshend, the aforementioned punch, delivered on his face, supposedly made him lose two days of memory.
He was a ‘one-punch man’, roger Daltrey was.
Quadrophenia, The Who’s second rock opera after Jimmy records the lyrical travails of a young man with Schizophrenia, whose four different personalities supposedly represent each member of The Who.
Sounds bloody cool? It is.
There are twelve songs in toto, each contributing to the coherent story of Jimmy.
Townshend has earlier referred to Quadrophonia as, “The music is the best music that I’ve ever written, I think, and it’s the best album that I will ever write.”