Not Friday On My Mind 11: Pinball Wizard

For some reason I had remembered this as being from 1970 but it was actually 1969.

According to Wikipedia Pete Townshend called it a “clumsy piece of writing.” Whether that comment relates to the music or lyric is not entirely clear.

I tend to the lyric as the intro (in a style much imitated later by U2) is a classic bit of rock guitar; and the booming out of that first loud note made the song instantly unforgettable.

The Who: Pinball Wizard

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