Pete Townshend Says The Who Had a Lot of Hatred Early On
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.08.2013
The early days were rough...
Pete Townshend has revealed that The Who had a rough go of it early on. Townshend told Spinner, "There was a lot of hatred and uneasiness in the early Who that we tended to cover up with crazy behaviour and just start losing ourselves in a kind of a running comedy act."
The rocker added, "What's more amazing is that Roger [Daltrey] and I are on tour together at the moment. I think it's astonishing. Bands are peculiar things. It could be magic in a way, two musicians performing together; it doesn't necessarily mean they will be friendly."
So what held them together? The late Keith Moon, actually. "Keith just made a joke out of everything. He kept everybody happy," said Townshend. "But there was always a strong possibility of the band flying apart at any moment. I'm surprised that didn't happen."