Label: Stylus Music - SMC 570,Polydor - SMC 570,Impression records - SMC 570 • Format: 2x, Cassette Compilation, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Classic Rock
There was a misprinted label re-released in on the second color band series label entitled "Can't Explain" but it was soon withdrawn and released with the correct title of the song as released on the first release, and other previous and future label releases. In the album's liner notesTownshend noted the song's similarity to the contemporaneous hit " All Day and All of the Night " by the Kinks : "It can't be beat for straightforward Kink copying. There is little to say about how I wrote this.
It came out of the top of my head when I was 18 and a half. Booker T. & The M.G.s* - Groovin / Hip Hug - Her already knew Pete could write songs, but it never seemed a necessity in those days to have your own stuff because there was this wealth of untapped music that we could get hold of from America. But then bands like The Kinks started to make it, and they were probably the biggest influence on us — they were certainly a huge influence on Pete, and he wrote 'I Can't Explain', not as a direct copy, but certainly it's very derivative of Kinks music.
In a May interview with CreemJimmy Page recalled playing rhythm guitar Whats My Name - The Clash - The Clash the song as a session guitarist. But the main riff, he confirmed, "was all Pete… He was roaring, man. The Who have used "I Can't Explain" throughout many of their live performances, often as the opener.
It remains a staple today. In a interview with Rolling StoneTownshend referred to "I Can't Explain" as "a song, written by some year-old kid, about the fact that he can't tell his girlfriend he loves her because he's taken too many Dexedrine tablets. Thus came the first verse, a meta approach where the lyrics are about songwriting itself. The song is ranked No. The song I Cantt Explain - The Who - Collection the charts on 15 May at No.
The Scorpions version was released as single via Polydor Recordsand reached No. They performed the song live during their 'Crazy World Tour'. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hal Leonard Corporation. Retrieved 22 February Creem Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 26 October Retrieved 3 February Richie Unterberger. Highland Publishing, UK. Who's Done? Pete Townshend's Ambivalent Farewell.
Rolling Stone. May 7, Retrieved May 9, Who I Am. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January Retrieved 5 January My Generation booklet.
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