Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Who - Baba O'Riley

Who's Next is 40 years old this month. The album opens with "Baba O'Riley," whose name is derived from Pete Townshend's primary spiritual influence Meher Baba and minimalist composer Terry Riley. Townshend's college roommate Richard Barnes claimed on the DVD, Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, that Pete put Baba's birth information into a synthesizer and it produced the loop for the song.

More on The Who at my other blog here.

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