October 20, 2020

The Quiet One

John Entwistle: "It’s me trying to explain that I’m not really quiet. I started off being quiet and that’s the pigeon hole I’ve been stuck in all these years. It started when I heard Kenney playing a drum riff and I thought ‘that would be really great for a song and give Kenney a chance to play that on stage.’ So I got Kenney to put down about three minutes of that and I worked along with it and came up with the chorus of ‘A Quiet One.’ I wrote ‘Quiet One’ especially to replace ‘My Wife’ onstage. I had gotten tired of singing that and ‘Boris The Spider.’"

"A Quiet One" also appeared on the b-side of "You Better You Bet". A live version from 1982 appears on the 1997 Face Dances CD bonus tracks (see below). Another 1982 performance is on the 1983 Who Rocks America video.

Recorded live at Shea Stadium in New York City October 13, 1982. This show was also filmed and "Love Reign O’er Me" from that night appears on the 30 Years Of Maximum R&B video.