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Favorite John Entwistle riff?(26 posts)

Favorite John Entwistle riff?rollo tommassi
Jun 28, 2002 6:40 AM
"The Real Me" from Quadrophenia...

RIP, John. Your music is in my ears forever!
re: Favorite John Entwistle riff?BernieFink
Jun 28, 2002 6:52 AM
It is a real shame to start seeing my favorite rock icons get old and go.
The solo bass run in "My Generation"Gregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 6:57 AM
Gets me every time. Also the section in "Underture" from Tommy where the bass carries the melody. What a talented musician.

I saw them in concert back in '80. No Keith Moon, but still pretty awesome.
now there was a band......Spirito
Jun 28, 2002 7:05 AM
..... they were hot and cool at the same time.

i really think the cycling world needs a keith moon.

he is close to my heart (although i dont live his lifestyle) and i often think what would he be doing if he were alive. maverick, talented and sad he didn't take the world on better.

somethin' else !!

-Maximum RIP- .....go mods!.......nm128
Jun 28, 2002 7:08 AM
Ditto "The Real Me" - nmMcAndrus
Jun 28, 2002 7:33 AM
Easy- Boris the Spiderboneman
Jun 28, 2002 7:36 AM
from Happy Jack. "There he sits up on the wall, black and furry very small, doesn't seem to move at all, etc. etc."

First saw them in '67 at Murray the K's RKO show. Any innocence was lost after they destroyed guitars, amps, mikes and drums on stage. A friend's older brother turned us on to the group. Last time I saw them was 1971, Who's Next tour at Forest Hills with my then girl friend now wife. An incredible show.
Second that.Kellum1969
Jun 28, 2002 8:28 AM
Jun 28, 2002 8:54 AM
Got thing he mostly stuck to the bass. Can't carry a tune in a bucket.

But the news saddened me.
Jun 28, 2002 9:54 AM
Sorry, your wrong.
re: Favorite John Entwistle riff?PaulCL
Jun 28, 2002 7:45 AM
The news of his passing made me feel old. I saw the Who! in Cincinnati in 1979 - yeah..THAT concert. At one point or another, I owned every album plus a few Townsend solo projects. My college roomies called me a "who-a-holic"

As my own little tribute, I listened to parts of Quadrophenia on my way to work this morning. I must have been one silly site: a 40 year old, in a suite and tie, singing at the top of my lungs, while my entire car shook from John's bass riffs.

Ox, may you rest in peace.
1979rollo tommassi
Jun 28, 2002 8:54 AM
You were certainly not the only 40yr old signing at the top of their lungs this morning!!

I'll never forget that night; I couldn't go due to another commitment, but friends went. they were in the midst of it, terrified. The Who conducted themselves impressively during that time, returning to Cincy to be deposed by lawyers.

I always like to point out that more people were killed in crowd stampedes that same year during the Pope's visits in South America.

I never got a chance to meet John, but I have met Pete; those guys are truly special.
Are you a Cincinnatian??PaulCL
Jun 28, 2002 10:59 AM
I was in the crush outside. Really bad, but we had no clue. As a teenager, we were just having fun. One of my buddies was being squished (he was 5'3" and 100lbs), so some of us 'big' guys lifted him up. The crush was so bad that he was held above the ground by the force of the bodies around him all the way through the front gates.

I had a great time, but couldn't find my older sister for a ride home. So, I called my parents. My Dad was almost in tears when I called. He was so worried because my sister had called to say that she couldn't find me. I never could understand his emotions on that one - until my first child was born.

I agree. The band handled the situation with class.
How/where did you meet Pete Townsend???

Are you a Cincinnatian??rollo tommassi
Jun 29, 2002 8:33 AM
Yes - Mariemont!

Met Blue Eyes in 1987, after a Randy Newman musical I'd worked on (at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago). Turned around and he was standing right in front of me; I was dumbfounded! Got introduced, and I blabbered out "I'm from Cincy..." There was an immediate paleness that came to his face, a memory so seared into him. But, I said "and I've always wanted to give you a hug", he relaxed and we embraced. I was so very touching, and I felt a sense of closure to my own memories of that night.

I remember watching Al Schottelkote on the news all that evening, and at the very very end of his broadcast, he announced that he had just heard from his own son, and that he was ok. That was amazing - like thousands of parents that night, he didn't know if his child was ok, but he was on television the whole time!
re: Favorite John Entwistle riff?mackgoo
Jun 28, 2002 9:52 AM
There was a solo album "Too late the hero", on that album he played his base like a lead. Great album all the songs were great, and he can sing in his own way.
Favorite John "Who" song? "My wife" I think that's the title. The poor sap "had a bit too much to drink" his wife thinks he's been out cheating on her, "and now my wife, is comming after me" Aint no where he can go to get away.
I saw the Who a few times. The most memorable was at Boston Garden, mid 70's. They had to cancel after the first song because Moon passed out. I swear this is what happened, I foget what song it was but they were in the middle of the song every one Jamming, Daltrey was swinging the mic. then all of a sudden the mic. lost it's momentum and he had to scramble to recover the mic. before it hit the floor, and Moon is face down on the drums. I swear Roger hit Kieth on the head with his mic.
Then they're back April first. Started with won't get fooled again. I was sitting behind the stage, which wasn't too good at first. Then they took down the flag and those seats became priceless. No one else knew there was a guy behind stage with a tray of drinks. Every time they went into a jam Roger went back and took a slug. One time there must have been something in there he didn't like. He slugged it down but then imediately blew it back in the poor saps face.
And of course most couldn't see that every once in a while Townsend and Daltrey would come back and whack each other a few times then get back out with out missing a beat. John, what a support player he was.
Then the big fight before the encore with Pete, Keith and Roger.
"Too Late The Hero" is a pretty good album!Gregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 10:37 AM
I'm going to dig it out this afternoon and give it a listen.

I also agree that the best Entwhistle-written Who tune is "My Wife" -- his wry humor comes out very well on that one. "Boris" was never a favorite of mine. Too much like a novelty song.
"Too Late The Hero" is a pretty good album!mackgoo
Jun 28, 2002 6:26 PM
What was the song? I think it was called White house. It was a slam on polotics.
Anything from Quadropheniags6769
Jun 28, 2002 10:03 AM
Saw him playing alone on the dumb 80s TV show 'Rock School'. Sitting with his bass, answering questions from off camera whilst showing bits of the incredible techniques he used, like no other before or since. He could play a graceful run at the same time as tapping out some crazed melody with harmonics. I thought about it for days. How cool it was and also how much of his brilliance was kind of overshadowed by Townshend and Moon's equally singular styles.

So Sad About Us.
Who? nm :)AllisonHayes
Jun 28, 2002 10:19 AM
No, The Who! =) (nm)look271
Jun 28, 2002 12:50 PM
Good article on EntwhistleGregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 12:43 PM
I hope this means The Who will cancel the tour.Alexx
Jun 28, 2002 7:01 PM
I'm really getting tired of all this old Dinosaur Rock, anyway. as they once said:
"hope I die before I get old..."
Well, I guess John (and Keith, too) both did.......
Jun 28, 2002 7:26 PM
Dalton and Townsend announced today that they're carrying on with the tour.
Nope.."Dalton"...Who?...nm :)bic
Jun 28, 2002 7:31 PM
I'm a dope. (nm)mickey-mac
Jun 29, 2002 8:55 AM
I hope this means The Who will cancel the tour.mackgoo
Jun 29, 2002 5:21 AM
Yeah right nothing beats the music today where the only thing a lead can do is make a bunch of grating background white noise. Do they even know they have fingers?