October 24, 2020

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

From the "My Generation" liner notes by Brian Cady.

 

 

Recorded at IBC Studios April 12-14, 1965.

 

An alternate-vocal version of the Who single which was released on a French EP (Brunswick 10 668) around June 1, 1965. A stereo mix is on My Generation: Deluxe Edition. The master tape with the original vocal, oddly enough, appears to be missing.

From the My Generation liner notes by Brian Cady:

 

 

Recorded at IBC Studios April 12-14, 1965.

 

An alternate-vocal version of the Who single which was released on a French EP (Brunswick 10 668) around June 1, 1965. A stereo mix is on My Generation: Deluxe Edition. The master tape with the original vocal, oddly enough, appears to be missing.

 

From the Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy liner notes by Brian Cady:

Produced by Shel Talmy April 13-14, 1965 at IBC Studios, London.
Piano by Nicky Hopkins

"Roger helped a lot with the final arrangement and got half the credit. Something he does today for nothing, bless him. I was lying on my mattress on the floor listening to a Charlie Parker record when I thought up the title. (It’s usually title first with me.) I just felt the guy was so free when he was playing. He was a soul without a body, riding, flying, on music. Listening to the compulsory Dizzy Gillespie solo after one by Bird was always a come-down, however clever Gillespie was. No one could follow Bird. Hendrix must have been his reincarnation, especially for guitar players. The freedom suggested by the title came restricted by the aggression of our tightly-defined image when I came to write the words. In fact, Roger was really a hard nut then, and he changes quite a few words himself to toughen the song up to suit his temperament. It is the most excitingly pig-headed of our songs. It’s blatant, proud and, dare I say it, sassy."
–Pete Townshend

Released as Brunswick 05935 in the U.K. May 21, 1965 with B-side "Daddy Rolling Stone"; it reached #10.
Released in the U.S. as Decca 31801 June 5, 1965 with B-side "Anytime You Want Me"; it failed to chart.

Rarely played live past 1965 until it was revived in 1999.

Track #2 on My Generation – The Very Best Of The Who.