The Who Premiere New Song, “Be Lucky”

September 26th, 2014

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — also known as the Who — have premiered a new song, “Be Lucky.” You can check it out below.

The song marks the first new studio material to be credited to the band since their 2006 comeback album, Endless Wire.

The song is from The Who Hits 50!, a new career-spanning archival set that will be released October 27.

According to Rolling Stone (via Consequence of Sound), Townshend and Daltrey recorded “Be Lucky” with longtime unofficial bandmates Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Pallodino (bass) and Mick Talbot (keyboards), with Dave Eringa producing.

Next year, the Who plan to embark on a final world tour.

Check out the song and let us know what you think!

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  1. Posted by Tom on September 26th, 2014, 12:50 [Reply]

    It seems unfair to compare this to their body of work. But I really have no choice. The good: Roger sounds absolutely great… iconic in fact! The not so good: this really feels like a half hearted effort by Pete Townshend… The musical composition and arrangement is formula. The lyricism is sophomoric at best; it belies the astounding insight and wisdom that he brandished as a young man, and makes one wonder whether he’s been a rockstar so long that he has become diluded, senile or even worse… both. His guitar playing is lackluster. Long gone is the aggressive urgency with which he used to play. Now he merely sleepwalks through songs. I love Zach’s playing, power and technique – and you have to give Pino credit for doing an admirable job in an impossible situation. John and Keith simply are irreplaceable. My hope is that this isn’t the second disc of an “Endless Wire” double album.

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