October 28, 2020

905

From the “Who Are You” liner notes by Matt Resnicoff with additions by Brian Cady.

Recorded at Ramport and RAK Studios, St. John’s Wood, in March 1978. This song was composed and prepared on one of the first multiphonic Polymoog synthesizers at John’s studio in Ealing.

From the Who Are You liner notes by Matt Resnicoff with additions by Brian Cady:

“I had started a concept album along the same lines as Lifehouse. My story was a little different. It was set in the future. I put it on the shelf for a long time. When that album came along I took them off the shelf and changed them around a little bit. But ‘905’ was actually one of the songs from that. The hero’s name was ‘905’ and he lives with this guy named ‘503’ and they’re absolutely identical. There aren’t any women around because that’s what they’re eating.”
–John Entwistle

 

Recorded at Ramport and RAK Studios, St. John’s Wood, in March 1978. This song was composed and prepared on one of the first multiphonic Polymoog synthesizers at John’s studio in Ealing.

On the 1996 remix, John’s vocal, which was apparently introducing some hiss, is potted up late cutting off the first word in “in suspended animation.” “905” was never performed live by The Who but a live version by The John Entwistle Band appears on their 1999 CD Left For Live.