THE WHO - THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT


THE WHO - 'The Kids Are Alright'/'The Ox' (Brunswick 05965) August 1966

By the time Brunswick released 'The Kids Are Alright' in August 1966, The Who had moved on musically. Both of these songs were recorded in October '65 and were stage favourites but mysteriously the public failed to respond by purchasing the single and it flopped to number 41 in the charts.

'The Ox' is a frantic instrumental mainly showing off John Entwistle's powerful and loud bass runs. It featured Nicky Hopkins on piano. According to reference guide 'The Complete Who Chronicle' it was based on 'Waikiki Run' by The Surfaris.



Dutch release
Italian release

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  1. My fave Who track of all time. I love those backing vocals and the "solo" (butchered off on pressings over here in the States by some twit who thought it was a faulty recording).

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  2. Sweet tune. The mix its great.

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  3. Possibly my favourite Who track... It's kind of relevant really isn't it!!

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