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The Who

The Greatest Album Never Made

The Greatest Album Never Made

After the release of the archetypal rock opera Tommy, The Who’s Pete Townshend had a vision to create an even more ambitious concept album and movie. But his plans for “Lifehouse” imploded. Polyphonic digs into the story behind the album that never was.

Baba O’Riley: Accordion Cover

Baba O’Riley: Accordion Cover

The Who’s 1971 classic Baba O’Riley has one of the most memorable synthesizer riffs of all time. Here, the guys from Those Darn Accordions! turn in a fun cover version of the track with the synths replaced by accordions. They need to do a version of Squeeze Box now.

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Folsom Pinball Blues

Folsom Pinball Blues

Puddles Pity Party managed to mash up two unlikely tunes into one, combining the Johnny Cash classic Folsom Prison Blues with The Who’s Pinball Wizard. We’re not sure why it works, but Puddles always does a good job hypnotizing us with his voice.

Baba O’Riley: Piano Cover

Baba O’Riley: Piano Cover

The Who’s Baba O’Reily isn’t an easy tune to play, especially given that the original’s rhythm was an organ effect. While we’re not exactly blown away by the vocals in Stewart Bozarth’s 2007 rendition, his piano playing is top notch. We love his drop-the-mic sort of finish.

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Bass

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Bass

We all know The Who’s classic Won’t Get Fooled Again rocks, but we had no idea how impressive John Entwistle’s bass line was until we heard his part isolated from the rest of the group.

Ukulele Pinball Wizard

Ukulele Pinball Wizard

Who knew The Who could sound so good played on ukuleles. Thanks to the Durham Ukelele Orchestra, we now know these tiny Hawaiian guitars can rock. Yeah, we know the guy on bass is cheating.

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