London: The Who Grab Inspiration From American Tour

The Who's new album is set to shake things up

Pete Townshend rehearses backstage at the 'Murray the K' show in New York City.
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Pete Townshend rehearses backstage at the 'Murray the K' show in New York City.
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he Who are back in town looking shattered, but thinking straight, after their long, hard American tour. "I Can See For Miles" is released here this week and the rejuvenated, youthful Who sound is going to pin back a few ears. Playing to fresh, enthusiastic U.S. audiences has given the Who a lot of inspiration and a better perspective of themselves. Townshend was knocked out by their Fillmore gig, the standard of the equipment, and the people. He's got a whole lot of new ideas to shake up the increasingly blasé British fans and the group's new album, The Who Sell Out, is going to start a lot of new things.

This story is from the November 9th, 1967 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 1: November 9, 1967