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Brian Eno wrote to Pete Townshend disappointed by The Who's songs

On one side Brian Enolegendary producer who during his career has produced, among others, David Bowie, Devo, Talking Heads, U2, Peter Gabriel and so do I Coldplay. On the other hand Whoamong the symbolic bands of rock culture.

The British producer, born Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Enowho turns 76 today, revealed a few years ago that he had written to the guitarist and main songwriter of Who Pete Townshend to show him all his disappointment for the artistic choices made by his band from a certain point onwards.

In 2021, at the microphones of “Broken Record”the podcast of Rick Rubin, Brian Eno revealed that he was a big fan of Who but that at a certain point I didn't appreciate the sonic twist of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and co. The first time Eno turned up his nose, he said, was when he Who in 1966 they released the song “Happy Jack”: “I was a fan of theirs. I loved 'My Generation' and that stuff. Then they started releasing songs like 'Happy Jack'. I thought: they're wrong to release such light material.”

Brian Enogetting caught up in his reflections, further added: “They are a serious, revolutionary band. Why are they releasing this type of material?”.

At a certain point the producer decided to write directly to Pete Townshendasking him for explanations: “I even wrote to Pete. I told him: 'You shouldn't publish material like this. You are too important!'