This fall, the Who celebrated their 50th anniversary with a major tribute show and a new greatest hits LP. The latter, The Who Hits 50!, opens with a track by the High Numbers (the foursome’s pre-Who R&B group) and continues through “Be Lucky,” a new song released specifically for the album.
Above, watch the “Be Lucky” music video, a collection of archival footage that itself spans most of the band’s career. While the music plays, we see a baby-faced Pete Townshend strumming his guitar, John Entwistle playing a unique rectangular bass and the whole unit performing in the middle of a park. The song’s lyrics – couplets like “You wanna climb out without a safety line/Daft Punk will tell you that it’s gonna be fine” – are super-imposed in a Lichtenstein-esque comic book font.