June 30, 2021

Songs That Changed Music: The Who - My Generation 2

 



➡️➡️Learn more about The Who's 'My Generation' here: https://producelikeapro.com/blog/the-who-my-generation/
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➡️➡️Download the 'My Generation' Guitar Tab on Six String Alliance here: https://youtu.be/EtqIl8fVTaU In 1965, The Who were on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands in rock music history, with their legendary stage shows, powerhouse sound, and rebellious attitude. But the song that transformed everything for the band’s career, also revolutionized rock history. With “My Generation” The Who created a rock anthem which would define a generation’s identity and represent the spirit of rock ‘n roll for ages to come. The story behind “My Generation” has spawned many fabrications over the years, but the song’s meaning undeniably lies in the disconnect that the post-war generation of British youth felt from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations during the sixties. Townshend recently reflected in 2019: ‘My Generation’ was inspired by the fact that I felt that as artists we had to draw a line between all those people who had been involved in the Second World War and all those people who were born right at the end of the war. Those people had sacrificed so much for us, but they weren’t able to give us anything – no guidance, no inspiration…nothing, really. We were what we used to describe ourselves as disenfranchised. We weren’t allowed to join the army, we weren’t allowed to speak, we were expected to ‘shut up and enjoy the peace.’ And we decided not to do that.” “My Generation” was produced by Shel Talmy who had just produced the Kinks and their seminal recording “You Really Got Me.” In an effort to impress Talmy in late 1974, Townshend wrote The Who’s first single – “I Can’t Explain” in a similar style to that of the Kinks. Talmy says it only took about 8 bars of the song to convince him that The Who were the greatest rock band he had heard in England, and he immediately agreed to work with them. After releasing “I Can’t Explain”, the band got to work on “My Generation.” They recorded the single on October 13, 1965 at IBC Studios in London, where they also produced the rest of their debut album of the same name. “My Generation” remains a critical piece of rock history because of how it shaped music and even rock’s identity. It defined rock by its attitude. Perhaps one of the most iconic moments in the song occurs in the first verse when Daltrey cries out “I hope I die before I get old”. In a song all about generational conflict, this declaration asserted the youth culture as the true leaders of the future. And as the post-war generation aged, the song remained an anthem of their identity- one which constantly redefined their conception of aging. As the decades progressed, they declared that rock’s spirit would transcend age. With “My Generation” The Who created an anthem that would not only define their generation but also transform rock history. A song of power, identity, attitude and the epitome of rock’s spirit, it has lived on for over a half a century, teaching new generations what it means to rock ‘n roll. ❤️My Favorite Plugins:
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