Saturday, November 19, 2005

BBC Sessions: The Who

WOW! What an album!
A real treasure. I don't know why but I especially love Roger's voice in that album. It sounds a bit different to me, it drives me crazy on Pictures Of Lily and on Shakin' All Over, esp. the Spoonful bit. I love it when Pete sings the wrong words on Long Live Rock.
And when Keith hits the drums after Disguises, that's when I jump out of the window!

There is a picture in the liner notes booklet that when I first saw it made me jump! (not out of the window...)
The four Who members (or as I like to call them "my boys", hehe) stand in front of a No Entry sign (with the word WHO written on it) at Lyall street in Belgravia.
The reason I jumped is because I pass from that street every single day, on the way to Victoria station, to catch my train.
When I first passed it made an impression to me because it's such a beautiful street, and also because sometimes I call my mother Lyalo (inside joke...)
So, the sign was stuck in my mind.
And then I saw the picture of my boys at that same street.
You can imagine my surprise!

Now, like, when in Greece some people do the crucifix every time they pass in front of a church, I send a kiss whenever I pass by Lyall street.

And I think I can still see them there...

Here are the pictures:

The Who

...and me doing a... pilgrimage!

LISTEN TO IT: I would recommend that you listen to it after you had listened to a few Who albums.

I did, and the revelation was huge. Their sound in the studio is different than on this album and you get to appreciate both.

7 comments:

BallerinaGurl said...

Hey Honey you awake? Meet me in my chat room if you are. I want to ask you something....I promise to speak Greek...or at least try! LOL

BallerinaGurl said...

I am back...you still around?

AlianaDrex said...

Marietta,
I didn't know you are Greek. My husband is Greek. I loved your blessing for the children. His Aunts usually say something BEFORE they spit. Then they explain the Evil Eye to me, every time. I just grin. I'm Italian, we have strange traditions of our own.
Ali

E.L. Wisty said...

The BBC Sessions is the perfect live compilation album by the greatest live band ever! Enough said :)

Maria

BallerinaGurl said...

THE LAMBADA? ROFL Oh you are killing me girl!

PTfan said...

Where do I start?? The pictures are GREAT! You are so funny! I would be just like you if I went by that photo site every day. Not only that, but you say you you catch your train at Victoria Station...TOMMY song alert!I love that you live in London. I would love to visit there some day. Some year. Who knows when . that is not even close to being in any real plans of mine. My brother got me this CD a couple years ago. It's good. Of course it is. It's the Who, isn't it? Goes w/o saying!

About your nice response to all my questions. You are such a sweetheart! Thank you so much for answering things that are none of my business! I appreciate it.

LEEDS!!!! Girl, that was a most excellent choice of learning establishments! I would have freaked!

Glad you are on holiday. Glad you aren't smoking. Glad you are enjoying your time!

Mark T said...

Hi Marietta, how's the holiday? Hope that you have not resorted back to smoking. You'll be in trouble if you do. The sessions cd is really good. I wonder how many other recordings of The Who there are lying around in some dusty studio. Anyway, enjoy the break from work and Blog soon. Mark