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Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who
     

Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who

 

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Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who collects mostly faithful covers by a wide range of rockers, spanning various highlights of the Who's legacy, hitting on classics from their early mod days as well as later arena rock staples. The monolithic nature of the Who's catalog makes the task of delivering an acceptable cover a little

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Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who collects mostly faithful covers by a wide range of rockers, spanning various highlights of the Who's legacy, hitting on classics from their early mod days as well as later arena rock staples. The monolithic nature of the Who's catalog makes the task of delivering an acceptable cover a little tricky. If you're going to do it by the numbers (no reference intended), it's gotta be stellar or it will pale in comparison to the original. Joe Lynn Turner and Leslie West's screaming rendition of "The Seeker" staggers around with all the verve and bile of the original, while even a slightly less energetic reading of "Baba O'Riley" by Jerry Goldman with Nektar falls flat, coming off deflated and milquetoast. Iggy Pop's clumsy version of "I Can't Explain" flops similarly, sounding just a touch too phoned-in for its own good. An explosive version of "My Generation" by the Kinks' Dave Davies with members of the Vibrators and the Damned makes up for the missteps of the rest of the comp, with blown-out guitar tones and crashing drums sounding almost as youthfully tense and electric as the original. The Raveonettes also offer a highlight with a dreamy reverb-pop rendition of "The Kids Are Alright." Though a spotty affair, the strengths of Who Are You redeem the more hackneyed moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157893120
catalogNumber:
8931
Rank:
76211

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Goodman   Violin
Rick Wakeman   Keyboards
Ginger Baker   Drums
Iggy Pop   Vocals
Todd Rundgren   Vocals
Pat Travers   Vocals
John Wetton   Vocals
Carmine Appice   Drums
Knox   Vocals
Peter Noone   Vocals
Terry Reid   Vocals
Brad Gillis   Guitar
Don Barnes   Vocals
David Cross   Violin
Ron Howden   Drums
Mark Lindsay   Vocals
Ian Paice   Drums
Mike Pinera   Vocals
Rat Scabies   Drums
Donnie Van Zant   Vocals
Joe Lynn Turner   Vocals
John Wesley   Vocals
Huw Lloyd-Langton   Guitar
Derek Sherinian   Keyboards
Roye Albrighton   Vocals
Gretchen Wilson   Vocals
Joe Elliot   Vocals

Technical Credits

Roger Daltrey   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Jürgen Engler   Producer,Instrumentation
David Jenkins   Producer
Sune Rose Wagner   Producer,Engineer
Chris Lietz   Producer

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