Pete Townsend Scoop CDs

BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,329
These are supposed to be demos of his songs before they made it onto an album. Anyone heard these? Are they worth buying, or just an attempt to make a few more dollars.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,045
    edited August 19
    If you like (I mean, really like) Pete Townshend's music, they're indispensable... especially the original one.
    On the other hand, tonnes of his demos are available on teh webs without looking very hard.

    Townshend was (and presumably still is) a very talented and savvy recordist as well as... well, that other stuff he's done.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 91
    edited August 19
    Can't add much. Where are mine?
    Maybe they aren't indispensable!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,045
    edited August 19
    I'd like to have those two ReVox G36s :) (or that big (EDIT) four-track 3M, for that matter)...

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    Acoustic sounds has been release new remastered Vinyl of Pete's stuff...already bought several cause I can't stop myself!

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/a/1787/Pete_Townshend
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,795
    I had an album many eons ago had rough boys on it...empty glass maybe? It was alright.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,863
    Bud...when Motley Crue re-mastered their first albums...the ones that mattered they put rough demos and instrumentals as bonus tracks. Oddly I prefer certain demo instrumentals to the actual released songs, just nicer in my opinion.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,045
    edited August 19
    Here -- try before you buy (sort of)...
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pete+townshend+demos

    I remember the Stereo Review review of the first Scoop album, way back when. Their synopsis of the "performance": "Genius at Play". That's actually a gross understatement, but it gives a flavor of the... charm (for the lack of a better word) of many of his demos.

    The flavor of Big T's demos is probably best captured on his (in my opinion, at any rate) wonderful first "solo" (sort of) album, Who Came First. There was a Rhino remastered release some years back (on CD) with extra tracks, including his original demo version of The Seeker, If you've not heard it, seek it out.

    Townshend's album, Rough Mix, with the late Ronnie Lane (and some other luminaries) is likewise superb (better, it could fairly be argued, than Who Came First), with a heapin' helpin' of the same ramshackle charm. Again, seek it out if you've not heard it.

    If anyone's "appreciation" of Townshend starts and stops at Who's Next or Tommy... you ain't heard nothin' yet.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,329
    HDTRACKS now has downloads for these, and I like a lot of the songs that made it to the albums. Are these demos the band playing the songs, or just him solo?
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,178
    edited August 19
    Always a fan, and a bigger fan of one of best bands in RR history.


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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,595
    I have the original Scoop LP and Scooped 2 CD set and really enjoy them. But I tend to like more raw and early recordings of artists. That said, these Pete Townshend recordings are definite keepers.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,045


    or, as in the original...


    This is a valuable Pete Townshend recording...

    :)
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    edited September 21
    Watch the classic Albums: The Who "Who's Next" and get a cool look at Pete's thinking and what he goes thru writing songs!
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