In the early 1980s, Pete Townshend was under a lot of stress. The Who were touring at a relentless pace, and he agreed to record two solo albums and two Who albums. Throw in a near-crippling drug addiction and it's obvious why he put the band to rest in 1982. By this time, he was saving most of his best songs for his solo work, but thankfully for the Who, "Eminence Front" wound up on their mostly dreadful LP It's Hard. The New Wave-inspired song has a great synth intro and is clearly about the fear and paranoia that takes over your life when you're a cocaine addict. It's been a regular part of the setlist ever since the Who reformed for good in 1999.