The Who

Who's Zoo

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One of the "classic" early bootlegs, this double-LP did collectors a tremendous favor by assembling almost all of the Who's rare studio recordings -- from non-LP B-sides and U.K.-only singles and EPs -- into one convenient place, in excellent sound, although most or all of it was probably dubbed from vinyl. And it's not extraneous stuff -- much of it, like "Daddy Rolling Stone," "Shout and Shimmy," "The Last Time," "Dogs," and "Heaven and Hell," is great. Just about everything has subsequently appeared on official reissues (although the 1966 instrumental B-side "Waltz for a Pig," which is actually Graham Bond and not the Who, has not). Although MCA would not appreciate the observation, the fact remains that this is the best and most well-sequenced Who rarity compilation, with sound that is not significantly different from legitimate releases. And there's the significant bonus of side four, which has incendiary live performances (in fair-to-good quality) from various mid-'60s TV programs.