Friday, March 4, 2011
The Who: Live in Houston, Texas 1975, Song Two
"I Can't Explain" is one of the great early songs of The Who from their Mod years (see it played in the natural environment of the Mod here). It's also quite short and inspired, in part, by The Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night" and "You Really Got Me" (both of which are classics in their own right). Take a listen and you can hear the influence. Also, "Thunder Fingers" John Entwistle is very distinct (and awesome) on the bass here as he is for the rest of the show. If you like rhythm sections, this is your lucky day.