The Who — Baba O'Riley
Album: Who's Next
Avg rating:
8.7

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Total ratings: 2637
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Released: 1971
Length: 5:06
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally, take my hand
We'll travel south cross land
Put out the fire and don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland, oh yeah
Teenage wasteland
They're all wasted
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Has to be 10. Epic. 
To me 8 - Most Excellent
Absolutely enjoy listening to this track.. always{#Guitarist}. Happy New Year people!   
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You are killing me with this mix and pics tonite, Bill! Keep killing, please!
 easmann wrote:

This is a fairly common comment on these boards. It's true, there are plenty of songs getting overplayed on other stations. Folks who complain about that could stop listening to those stations. I did years ago and highly recommend it. It's allowed me to enjoy again a number of songs that I thought were lost to me from overexposure. Peace. 

 
Ditto here.  Really enjoyed hearing this song pop up and gave me a chance to appreciate it's brilliance and power all over again.
The beauty, the power, the glory all lost. They sold it.
IMMORTAL MOON  : )
 Wardleader wrote:
To all of the people who are burned out in Innagoddadavida, Freebird, Layla etc etc.   Try reading a book.  If you are old enough to get burned out on this so called overplayed song, maybe you just over listen.  Take a break.   Spend a few years here.   Maybe take up a watching a popular sports from yr couch.  Then come back to The Who.  Variety is the spice of life.   Repetition to death is only good for memorizing the Periodic Table of Elements or multiplication tables.  And then of course, long term marriages.  But that is another story.

 
Well said!  The Who's greatest song.  Roger and Pete's best duet.   IMMORTAL
To all of the people who are burned out in Innagoddadavida, Freebird, Layla etc etc.   Try reading a book.  If you are old enough to get burned out on this so called overplayed song, maybe you just over listen.  Take a break.   Spend a few years here.   Maybe take up a watching a popular sports from yr couch.  Then come back to The Who.  Variety is the spice of life.   Repetition to death is only good for memorizing the Periodic Table of Elements or multiplication tables.  And then of course, long term marriages.  But that is another story.
Was listening to one of the rock channels on Sirius and it had a snippet from Pete mentioning the fact that he had been listening to a lot of Philip Glass and Terry Riley. You can definitely hear the minimalist influence with the keyboard drone.
still reminds me to "Think Bike"!
 hschlossberg wrote:
This used to be a great song.  It probably still is.  But classic rock radio has overplayed it for so many years, I really wish RP didn't.  Burned out.
easmann wrote:

This is a fairly common comment on these boards. It's true, there are plenty of songs getting overplayed on other stations. Folks who complain about that could stop listening to those stations. I did years ago and highly recommend it. It's allowed me to enjoy again a number of songs that I thought were lost to me from overexposure. Peace. 

 
Great reply, easmann!  I 100% agree with your approach, as FM radio has to sell ads and in order to do so they have a formula on what to play when, etc.  BillG and RebeccaG DO NOT have to satisfy advertisers (only us hopefully supporting listeners) and while I understand not wanting to hear suchnsuch - you really can't satisfy EVERYONE always.  And like you said, the best way to deprogram our ears from hearing the CLASSICS and thinking "that's been overplayed" is to just stop going there.  And then when a great tune comes on here it's a welcome event. 

LONG LIVE RP!!  Wish I had more $$ to send your way BillG....soon my 17 y/o will be graduated and I'll have a bit more disposable income to dispose of here {#Hug}


 hschlossberg wrote:
This used to be a great song.  It probably still is.  But classic rock radio has overplayed it for so many years, I really wish RP didn't.  Burned out.
 
This is a fairly common comment on these boards. It's true, there are plenty of songs getting overplayed on other stations. Folks who complain about that could stop listening to those stations. I did years ago and highly recommend it. It's allowed me to enjoy again a number of songs that I thought were lost to me from overexposure. Peace. 
The definite test for my brand new 50 W speakers.

Approved!


But oh that hair!!

treatment_bound wrote:
Rog never did find his way over to the backstage dessert cart.

Image result for roger daltrey

 


 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

*insert joke here*

 
Why did the cannibal get kicked out of school?
Because he was always buttering up the teachers
Rog never did find his way over to the backstage dessert cart.

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Had RP blasting through the house, doing the usual Sat. afternoon chores and whatevers. Kid rushes out of house, prom dress, makeup kit, etc. in hand for the big night out just as "Baba O'Riley" kicks it into its highest gear. The poetic bittersweet moment was not lost on me. Followed quickly by Nick Lowe's "Peace, Love and Understanding" (as done by EC). Could swear George Harrison's spirit just passed directly through my house. Blessed I am, mmmm hmmmm. 

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Let´s rock!


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 TerryS wrote:
Who was Sally?

 

Maybe a double meaning.  It could be referring to a person, or it could be referring to a sortie from a secure position.

noun, plural sallies.
1. a sortie of troops from a besieged place upon an enemy.
2. a sudden rushing forth or activity.
3. an excursion or trip, usually off the main course.
 
 gazcon73 wrote:
An average score of 8.8 is the highest Ive ever seen on RP and a big finger up to you nay-sayers .

 
I say nay. Meetcha in the parking lot after last class.
Who was Sally?
 gazcon73 wrote:
An average score of 8.8 is the highest Ive ever seen on RP and a big finger up to you nay-sayers .

 
Just klick "Top Lists" ;-)
{#Bananajam}
Huge 10/10 {#Bananasplit}
Happily, this song has not been ruined by overplay for me.  That would be terrible, it's one of my top 10s.  A high 10.  

Bill, where's the 11 option?  

 
An average score of 8.8 is the highest Ive ever seen on RP and a big finger up to you nay-sayers .
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forgot the {#Boohoo}
{#Bananasplit}{#Guitarist}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}
Saw The Who last night in SB Bowl. Great show {#Bananajam}
The voices have aged a bit, but the rock was still there.

Rock on.
DEAD FROM OVERPLAY
This used to be a great song.  It probably still is.  But classic rock radio has overplayed it for so many years, I really wish RP didn't.  Burned out.
 buddy wrote:
Okay all you kids out there....TURN IT UP ALL THE WAY!!!!

Praise those who came before.....this is how it's done.  Rock and Fucking Roll.

{#Guitarist}  {#Drummer} {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Guitarist} {#Boohoo}
 
{#Notworthy}

 
Boom. Turn it to 10.
Yep :o)
edit- High five OTB!
 buddy wrote:
Okay all you kids out there....TURN IT UP ALL THE WAY!!!!

Praise those who came before.....this is how it's done.  Rock and Fucking Roll.

{#Guitarist}  {#Drummer} {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Guitarist} {#Boohoo}
 
{#Notworthy}

 
Amen Brother!!!


hehe nice drunken drummer start
 buddy wrote:
Okay all you kids out there....TURN IT UP ALL THE WAY!!!!

Praise those who came before.....this is how it's done.  Rock and Fucking Roll.
 
Yep.
Who's good ?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

*insert joke here*

 
A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar. 

The bartender says "What is this, some kind of joke?" 
{#Cool} 

CowboyJJ wrote:
EPIC show last night at Staples, after 50 YEARS these guys STILL ROCK! {#Bananapiano}

 


EPIC show last night at Staples, after 50 YEARS these guys STILL ROCK! {#Bananapiano}
Okay all you kids out there....TURN IT UP ALL THE WAY!!!!

Praise those who came before.....this is how it's done.  Rock and Fucking Roll.

{#Guitarist}  {#Drummer} {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Guitarist} {#Boohoo}
 
{#Notworthy}
 idiot_wind wrote:
Its the drumming! Its the drumming! its the drumming!
Moon had to have a third arm! 
 
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
 gheorghios wrote:

A horse walks into a bar.
Several patrons got up and left as they recognized the potential danger in the situation.

 
{#Lol}{#Lol}{#Lol}
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

*insert joke here*

 
A horse walks into a bar.
Several patrons got up and left as they recognized the potential danger in the situation.
 idiot_wind wrote:
its the drumming! Its the drumming! its the drumming!

Moon had to have a third arm!  
 
*insert joke here*