Here's the latest from RTT News on what Roger Daltry thinks about the new WHO album.
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey thinks that the band have made their "best album since Quadrophenia."
Speaking during a Q&A at pop-up shop The Who @ 52, Daltrey said he was initially skeptical about the band's new album, but it changed later and he became "incredibly optimistic." The upcoming album is Who's 12th studio album and a follow-up to 2006's Endless Wire.
"When I first heard the songs I was very skeptical as I didn't think I could do it," Daltrey explained. "I thought Pete had written a really great solo album and I said to him, 'Pete, what do you need to do this for? Release it as a solo album, it's great.' But he said he wanted it to be a Who album."
"So I took the songs away and I listened to them, and listened to them some more, and I had some ideas. [Pete] let me have a bit of freedom with changing a few things, changing the tenses of songs and other little things. And he gave me complete melodic freedom," he added. "And I gotta tell you that after being very skeptical I'm now incredibly optimistic. I think we've made our best album since Quadrophenia."
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Earlier this year, guitarist Pete Townshend said he didn't initially get a response from Daltrey after sending the singer 15 demos.
"Just silence from Roger," Townshend said. "I had to bully him to respond, and then it wasn't the response I wanted. He just blathered for a while and in the end I really stamped my foot and said, 'Roger, I don't care if you really like this stuff. You have to sing it. You'll like it in 10 years time.'"