Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The Power & The Glory Of The Who

Has there ever been a more effective and exciting rock group than The Who in their pomp? Their recorded output may have seemed a bit flat in comparison to their kinetic, auto-destructive live shows, but they left some brilliant stuff behind. & they always looked great.

Here's the moment in 1968 when Moon the Loon bribed stage hands on 'The Smothers Brothers' show to pack his bass drum with a huge amount of flash powder leading to a massive explosion, and permanent damage to Pete Townshend's ear drums. Nice one, Keith.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see a frame-by-frame capture of this wonderful event.
    Hope I get to watch this clip one final time a couple of seconds before I die.