Although the emergence of punk rock didn't seem to affect the Who's musical direction (1978's Who Are You? was full of synthesizers and strings), Pete Townshend did replicate the spirit of punk lyrically and musically on his 1980 solo tune, "Rough Boys." In fact, Towshend dedicated the song to the Sex Pistols (in addition to his two children) on the sleeve cover to his album, Empty Glass. "You have Pete's sexual ambiguity going on here - it sounds like a gay song," Who fanatic Alice Cooper told Rolling Stone. "I still don't know exactly what he was trying to say with that song, but I love it, whatever it is. Pete's an amazing mystery."