Young Man Blues

The weekend calls, and I know of nothing that makes the drive home on a Friday night feel any sweeter than lining up The Who as they rewrite Mose Allison's "Young Man Blues" from the Live at Leeds lp.

Well, why not get a jump on the game? Headphones on. Sound to 11. Careful not to hit the desk with your windmills. When 'XPN did their desert isle promotion a few months back, this song was my No. 1, and here's a particularly ferocious version from the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

Not sure what's best -- The Ox's glow-in-the dark unitard, Daltry's freak-flying David Crosby jacket or Townsend's finger-slicing 360s. Maybe it's Keith Moon, nailing it in place with that Bedlam smile. Or the fact just three instruments made all that thunderous noise. Happy weekend.

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