October 22, 2020

It’s Your Turn

Rhythm guitar: Andy Fairweather-Low

John: "It’s not very often that The Who have words with a lot of humor in, so you’ve got to think seriously about things. Roger suggested a few subjects and I hit on a couple of the subjects he suggested and I tried to write seriously but I still find it difficult."

There is a note on the inner sleeve of the album that says, "John thanks Roger and Pete for help on subject matter and lyrics." Pete, however, does not remember giving John any help on his songs. Fairweather-Low had performed backing vocals on the Who Are You album and was invited by Roger to play guitar during rehearsals while they waited for Pete to get out of rehab. The 1997 re-mix adds an echo to Roger’s voice at the conclusion of the song that wasn’t present in the original version. Click here to see the original lyric sheet: It’s Your Turn