THE WHO - Quadrophenia Gatefold Cover USA Release 12" LP VINYL Album

Album Description:  This album "WHO - Quadrophenia FOC USA" is the sixth studio album by English rock band The Who. Released on 19 October 1973, it is a double album, and the group's second rock opera.


large album front cover photo of: THE WHO - Quadrophenia Gatefold Cover USA Release 12" LP VINYL Album

Album Description & Collectors information:


Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages


Music Genre:

Rock Opera 

Album Production Information:


The album: "WHO - Quadrophenia FOC USA" was produced by: The Who, Executive Producers: Chris Stamp, Pete Kameron, Kit Lambert

Mastering Engineer(s): Arnie Acosta, The Mastering Lab L.A.

This album was recorded at: The Kitchen, n Thesally Road, Battersea

Album cover photography: Graham Hughes

Record Label Information:

MCA Records MCA 2-6895

Media Format:

Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 470 gram  

Year & Country:

1973 Made in USA

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: WHO - Quadrophenia FOC USA

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Entwistle bass guitar, horns, vocals
  • Roger Daltrey lead vocals
  • Keith Moon drums, percussion, vocals on Bell Boy
  • Pete Townshend guitars, synthesizers, piano, banjo, sound effects, vocals

Complete Track-listing of the album "WHO - Quadrophenia FOC USA"

    Side one
  • I Am the Sea 2:08
  • The Real Me 3:20
  • Quadrophenia 6:15
  • Cut My Hair 3:46
  • The Punk and the Godfather [2] 5:10
    Side two
  • I'm One 2:39
  • The Dirty Jobs 4:30
  • Helpless Dancer 2:32
  • Is It in My Head 3:46
  • I've Had Enough 6:14
    Side three
  • . 5:15 5:00
  • Sea and Sand 5:01
  • Drowned 5:28
  • Bell Boy 4:56
    Side four
  • Doctor Jimmy 8:42
  • The Rock 6:37
  • Love, Reign O'er Me 5:48

The Who: Pioneers of Raw, Socially Conscious Rock Music History.

THE WHO Band Description:

The Who is a legendary British rock band formed in London in 1964. The band's original lineup consisted of four members, including Pete Townshend on guitar, Roger Daltrey on lead vocals, John Entwistle on bass guitar, and Keith Moon on drums. Over the course of their career, The Who produced some of the most iconic songs in rock music history, such as "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard," and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

The Who's early sound was heavily influenced by the British Invasion and R&B music, but they quickly established themselves as a unique and innovative force in rock music. One of the hallmarks of The Who's sound was their use of distortion and feedback, which helped create a raw, aggressive sound that was both powerful and thrilling. The band was also known for their high-energy live performances, which often included explosive pyrotechnics and destructive stage antics.

In addition to their unique sound and live performances, The Who also became known for their socially conscious lyrics. Many of their songs addressed issues such as teenage rebellion, disillusionment with authority, and the horrors of war. Their album "Quadrophenia" is a rock opera that tells the story of a young man's struggle to find his place in society, and it remains a classic of the genre.

Despite their success, The Who also faced their fair share of struggles and tragedies. In 1967, the band's first manager, Kit Lambert, was arrested for drug possession, which led to a decline in the band's fortunes. In 1978, Keith Moon died of a drug overdose, which was a devastating blow to the band and their fans. However, The Who continued to produce music and tour throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and their legacy as one of the greatest rock bands of all time remains secure.

One of the most impressive aspects of The Who's music is the sheer range of styles and genres they were able to incorporate into their sound. Their early music was heavily influenced by R&B and the British Invasion, but they also experimented with psychedelia and progressive rock. Their later music incorporated elements of punk and new wave, as well as more traditional rock and roll. Through it all, The Who maintained their distinctive sound and style, and their influence on rock music is immeasurable.

Another important aspect of The Who's music is the technical skill of its members. Pete Townshend is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in rock music history, and his innovative use of feedback and distortion helped define the band's sound. Roger Daltrey's powerful vocals and stage presence made him one of the most dynamic frontmen in rock music, while John Entwistle's complex basslines added depth and complexity to the band's music. Keith Moon's explosive drumming style was the perfect complement to the band's high-energy sound, and his virtuosic performances remain some of the most impressive in rock music history.