Pete Townshend

Another Scoop

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Like its predecessor, Another Scoop is a collection of 27 demos Pete Townshend recorded for the Who, and if anything, it surpasses the first volume in terms of quality. Another Scoop has a greater percentage of familiar Who classics -- including "You Better You Bet," "Pinball Wizard," "Happy Jack," "Substitute," "Long Live Rock," "Pictures of Lily," and "The Kids Are Alright" -- and the outtakes are uniformly excellent, ranging from his takes on "Driftin' Blues" and "Begin the Beguine" to neglected gems like "Girl in a Suitcase," "Holly Like Ivy," and "Ask Yourself," and even weird experiments like "Football Fugue." For any Townshend fan, Another Scoop is necessary listening, containing some of his best and most adventurous work.

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