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Vintage Video: The Who - My Generation

The Who and the Famous Exploding Kit Incident on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Notice how the band (especailly Keith) mocked their way through the song - clearly showing that it was a soundtrack.

Here are some interesting facts about the song:

Roger Daltrey sang the lead vocals with a stutter, which was very unusual. After recording 2 takes of this normally, manager Kit Lambert suggested to Daltrey that he stutter to sound like a British kid on speed.

Pete Townshend wrote this while The Who were on their first tour. In a 1987 Rolling Stone magazine interview, Townshend explained: "'My Generation' was very much about trying to find a place in society. I was very, very lost. The band was young then. It was believed that its career would be incredibly brief." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)

Townshend wrote this for rebellious British youths known as "Mods." It expresse

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