"Also, these old songs stack up damn well against his more recent songs. There's a distinct thread of commonality, too; dread wit, intelligent and economical playing to keep things moving rather than waggling the guitarist's ego."
"Entering his 70th year, I asked Hugh after all this time what drives him to still tour and what could we expect to see when he comes here with a full band behind him, given his previous visits was just him and his guitar?"
"So that’s why the spoken word came in 'Down in The Sewer'. 'Peaches' was again, that riff was the perfect bed to pile onto sort of a rap thing. Nobody else was doing rap in those days so 'Peaches' was possibly the first rap song."
"The early stuff of The Who used the backing voices as another instrument. If you listen to the old Who stuff it is very clever, the arrangements of the backing vocals. It is an added instrument. It’s a technique I use when I play the Stranglers stuff”."