Friday, January 22, 2010

Pete Townshend - Eminence Front

"Eminence Front" was a song on The Who's It's Hard album, which was released in 1982. The song is basically about people at a party ignoring the world's problems and reveling in their hedonistic lifestyle; which I suppose excess and cocaine use were a hallmark of the 1980s. It's Hard was the last Who album to feature bassist John Entwistle and drummer Kenney Jones, who had replaced Keith Moon after his death in 1978. Jones formerly played with the Small Faces and the The Faces.

The above video is of Pete Townshend performing the song in New York in 1993. Entwistle's "replacement" - sorry no one can replace "The Ox" - Pino Palladino is on bass with Simon Phillips on drums.

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