Before punk, there was The Who: they were already messing with people’s minds using just three chords before The Stooges or The Ramones formed.
Released more than 40 years ago, Baba O’Riley mixes prehistoric electronic music, indian influenced folk, classical music and rock and roll in within 305 seconds of pure genius. Evoking the teenage wasteland that Woodstock turned out to be and taking the best bits of a rock opera that never came to be, Pete Townshend crafted one of rock and rolls most beloved anthems revolving around three notes.
Almost half a century old and it doesn’t age one bit: let’s hear it together before we get much older.
Jorge A. López Mendicuti | Senior Writer
The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”