October 19, 2020

Silas Stingy

Recorded at Kingsway Studios, London in October 1967.

[John: "The rest of the group used to take the mickey because I was the first one to buy a house, and I found it very hard going because we had ridiculous expenses and our money wasn’t that big, so I saved every penny to put a deposit on the house and buy furniture…So Silas Stingy buying a house and a watchdog and a safe is exactly what happened to me." It is, of course, also based on George Eliot’s novel ‘Silas Marner.’

Pete plays organ on the track. The chorus was meant to be a schoolboy’s round but that didn’t quite work out." It was played live by The Who at a few shows in the summer of 1968.]