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The three musicians that played instruments in The Who were masters of their craft. Pete Townshend shredded towering riffs on the guitar, Keith Moon was an absolute maniac and animal on the drums and John Entwistle was a wizard on the bass guitar. While Townshend and Moon are the more popular members (along with lead vocalist Roger Daltrey), Entwistle sometimes goes on as the unsung hero of the band!
If you are a true rock fan, you know of Entwistle’s greatness, but for the casual fan he is way overlooked. For those who need to be exposed to his greatness, or those who need a healthy reminder, we’ve dug up the isolated bass track of the second track off of Quadrophenia, “The Real Me.”
Fun Fact:John Entwistle gave what many consider one of his greatest bass performances on this song. In a 1996 interview with Goldmine magazine, Entwistle explained that he recorded it in one take. He was just “joking around” when he played it, but the band thought it was great and used it in the final version.
You’ll be in shock after you hear the bass track by itself! You’ll wonder how the heck this actually sounded good with the other instruments! It’s truley a wonder that every Who fan needs to hear!
Check it down below, and be amazed!
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