Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

[Following the monster success of The Who’s Tommy], Pete Townsend set out to create another rock opera, Lifehouse, about a dystopian society that is eventually redeemed by music. The plan entailed an album, live performances and a movie… After about six months in development hell, Townsend shelved the project and used several of its songs to make the group’s next album, Who’s Next, which is now considered one of their best.”

– from Chapter 7: Rockin’ Revolution of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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