October 21, 2020

1975-03-14 – The Buffalo Grove Herald

1975 03 14 The_Buffalo_Grove_Herald_Fri__Mar_14__1975_

2—— Section 2 Friday. March l4. I975 THE HERALI

by Tom Von Malder

The Who’s John Entwhistle

innovative with early rock

JohnEntwhlstle, bassistwith’l‘heWho,
isoneofthefewmckstarsoftodaywho
tries to be innovative and ad merely
imitative using the rock sounds of the
lQSOsandearlleGOs.

Entwhistle’s fourth solo album, “Mad
Dog" (Track/MCA necords), ranks with

RoyWoodandWimm’s“lntmducing
EddyandtheFalcons”asthehestaL

Cx'own'llaeater'lhux'sday,ashehecomeo
thefirstmemberof'l‘heWhotodoasolo

IN ADDITION to plenty of good
sounds,thehallmarkof“MadDog,”like
the previous albums, is Emwhlstle’s
hlackhumor.Agoodexampleistheal-
tum’sdtlesongwhichisabouaguy

warnedmattheboyfi'iendofthe
girlwhoseaffeaionhehastakenisget-
tingwtofjail.1‘heguyisadvlsedto

“forgettheromance, moveyom'pants.”
Musically, “Mad Dog” is a highlight of
thealhumalsm— almost Beatleoqueat
times.

Otherfavorites are theinstnnnental
“Jungle Bunny,” which mime strings
withafxmkybeahthecmnh'ymcker
“WhoIntheHell?”and“YouCanBeSo
Mean.”'lhealbumisnotwithoutitslap-
aes, however, with the closing “I’m So
Scared” and “Drowning" leading to a
“whocares”attimde.

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