January 13, 2012
This week, all of the Mystery Tracks were Who songs done by other artists. Here's what we did.
Monday—David Bowie doing Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere.
The Who released the song in 1965, and
Tuesday—Rush covering The Seeker.
The Who released The Seeker in the
It’s was on the Who’s 1967 album, The Who Sell Out, and Styx covered it in 2005 on their 15th studio album, The Big Bang Theory.
Thursday—Scorpions doing I Can’t Explain.
The Who’s first single. They released it in late1964, and it featured session musician (and future Yardbirds & Led Zeppelin Ax-man) Jimmy Page on rhythm guitar. The Scorpions released their cover in 1989 on Best of Rockers and Ballads.
This one wasn’t a Who original. The Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who also wrote Stop in the Name of Love, You Keep Me Hanging On, and Heat Wave (which The Who also covered, incidentally) penned it. The Who recorded it in 1965 during the My Generations sessions, but didn’t release it until 1985 as part of Who’s Missing. Pearl Jam covered the song for the Home Alive benefit album, and put it on their Lost Dogs double album of B-sides and rarities.
I hope you enjoyed them, and congratulations to our newly minted Tenured Professors in the Bus's Kollege of Musical Knowledge.