Townshend Raids Vaults, Speaks Out
Who's Pete Townshend will release another live album as part of his "Signature" series within the next few weeks.The Who's Pete Townshend will release another live album as part of his "Signature" series within the next few weeks. According to the artist's official Web site, the album is taken from an August 1993 concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The show featured Townshend performing his "Psychoderelict" album in its entirety, as well as such favorites as "Face the Face," "Behind Blue Eyes," "Magic Bus" and "The Kids Are Alright." An MP3 of "English Boy" is available for download from the site.
Townshend has also addressed the recent controversy surrounding his arrest for accessing an illegal Web site containing child pornography. Townshend was not charged but received a caution. "Without my help, work is being done today by good people who are fighting hard to combat both the spread of sewage on the Internet and the terrible psychological effect that could have on the minds of the children of the future," Townshend wrote in a June 23 posting.
"Every time it occurs to me to say something about what is going on I remember what happened to me: I was arrested, suspected of wallowing in the very sh*t that most upset me," he continued. "It sends a clear and loud message. What is clear is that I must learn to keep silent and focus my energies elsewhere."
As previously reported, the Who's double-disc set "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" will be released July 22 by SPV. "Join Together," a live album recorded on the band's original 1989 reunion tour, was re-released earlier this month by EMI.