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Join Together
My Generation Blues (medley)
Won't Get Fooled Again

During the period 1971-1972, Pete Townshend composed four singles of which "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Join Together" were the first and third instalments respectively (the others being "Let's See Action" and "Relay").

Four thematically linked songs which represent an anxious Townshend attempting to communicate with kids in general.

Says Entwistle: "It was Pete trying to get the same feel as 'My Generation' had, but those songs weren't pointed at the latest generation. They were pointed at our generation which had already grown up."

As with "Baba O'Riley", "Won't Get Fooled Again" (with its splendid use of synthesizer) was one of the tracks salvaged from the still-born mixed-media "Lifehouse" project.

Released in June 1971 as a foretaste of the "Who's Next" album two months later, "Won't Get Fooled Again" again concerned itself with post-Woodstock disillusionment.

This state of affairs may have eventually come to a head when Townshend publicly confessed that not only did he fear that perhaps he was losing his "feel" but that he could no longer communicate.

These songs suggested that hopefully there was light at the end of the tunnel not only for The Who but their generation.

For the next few years, such doubts continued to plague Townshend, but with the release of "Who Are You", he's managed to come to terms with himself and the logical direction in which The Who must now travel.

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