Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
Record label: Republic
When the Who started out, they billed themselves as "maximum R&B." And before Pete Townshend embraced teenage wasteland and became one of rock's poet laureates, the group was content playing blues and soul covers. Check out their stirring version of James Brown's "I Don't Mind" on My Generation, their myriad Bo Diddley covers and their Eddie Holland rave-up "Leaving Here" for a taste of that pre-fame aesthetic. Before long, though, they progressed into an arty hard-rock group with operatic ambitions.