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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

170

The Who, 'Live at Leeds'


The Who, 'Live at Leeds'
170/500

Decca, 1970

Faced with the task of following up Tommy [see No. 96], the Who just cranked up their amps and blasted. There's no finesse, just the pure power of a band able to play as loud as it wants. When the Who blew up Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" to Godzilla-like proportions, they invented Seventies arena rock.


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