Figured it was about time to collect his best stuff. Here he says Google will be the reason The Who’s new album doesn’t sell.
“I can't stress enough the search engine issue..doing searches for The Who...
Gives erroneous replies like Who-world health organization & oddball stuff unrelated like-Who has the best album in 2019 or Who's back on top the pop scene , and a gazillion things truly .
To find what I'm looking for I usually type something like ----The WHO Daltrey Townshend new studio album....something like Who to play Wembley...well maybe.. you see my point
If this new album is called The WHO/ Who.....its gonna lose lots of sales & awareness.....People will never find it without adding a word like Daltrey or Townshend......even a search like The Who-band might bring up wedding bands or rings or polished quartz gemstones, or Who's eating out..
It's a problem, I'm trying to get it across that's all, its gonna hurt the album... if the album has a decent 2-4 word title-without the word Who in it....that's easy to remember.....even choosing a catchy song title like say----The WHO-DETOUR.....is gonna lead to a gazillion pages with traffic updates or how to avoid traffic jams after the concert...
Besides all that The WHO-Who....is a sucky album title imo.....one of the bands trademarks..among many.......is the clever use of Who Sell Out, Who's Next, Who Are You etc in their album titles....but just WHO kicks rocks..imo.
I am up & high for the album, gnashing teeth, sweaty palms & no it's not drugs, I wanna hear the 12th WHO album !!!”
Fucking headcase: Here he is about "Now and Then":
I've talked to Yoko Ono about it, members of Wings, Mark Hudson, rock stars unrelated to the Beatles. I've written to Ringo about it. Sent a message-query through a friend to Jeff Lynne. Spoken to friends that delivered the Traveling Wilburys rented equipment. I've spoken to Denny Seiwell about it ! The A&R department at Capitol Records in Hollywood !!!- In fact that was the first call I made about it....when Anthology 3 was released with George Martin's orchestral piece "A Beginning" opening the album instead of a new song. I complained & traded info with Capitol A&R for 20 minutes...they were pretty upset to learn magazines like Beatles Monthly were publishing articles on Now & Then & All For Love..
"I've spoken to Brian Ray of McCartney's band about it.. I did learn----at least according to Brian that 'The McCartney' band never did a studio version of India..sadly he knew zip about Now & Then..I sent a top secret inquiry to the world's foremost Beatles historian...he said huh ?...I spoke twice with journalist Rip Rense-the man who broke the story about Now & Then's existence...I signed at least 2 online petitions asking the Beatles to release Now & Then....I asked a member of Brian Wilson's band about it...sent enquiries through a mutual friend to Ringo's in concert drummer..the list goes on...
Yeah that would be fine with me.. to release it on Anthology 4... or anywhwhere...i've concluded after years of inquiries, discussions, reading books, articles, that 1 of the 4 voting Board Members at Apple is likely against releasing it."