Who's Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Who. It developed from the aborted Lifehouse project, a multi-media rock opera written by the group's Pete Townshend as a follow-up to the band's album Tommy. The project was cancelled owing to its complexity and to conflicts with Kit Lambert , the band's manager, but the group salvaged some of the songs, without the connecting story elements, to release as their next album. Ultimately, the remaining Lifehouse tracks would all be released on other albums throughout the next decade. They made prominent use of synthesizer on the album, particularly on "Won't Get Fooled Again" and " Baba O'Riley ", which were both released as singles. The cover photo was shot by Ethan Russell ; it made reference to the monolith in the film A Space Odyssey , as it featured group members standing by a concrete piling protruding from a slag heap , apparently having urinated against it. Who's Next was an immediate success when it was released in August It was reissued on CD several times, with additional songs originally intended for Lifehouse. By , the Who had obtained significant critical and commercial success, but they had started to become detached from their original audience.
The Song Commonly Called “Teenage Wasteland” is Actually Named “Baba O’Riley”
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This song is found in the album Who's Next. Townshend originally wrote "Baba O'Riley" for his Lifehouse project, a rock opera that was to be the follow-up to The Who's opera, Tommy. Townshend derived the song from an experimental recording of his Lowrey Berkshire home organ, which the band reconstructed. The song was released as a single in several European countries, but in the United States and the United Kingdom was only released as part of the album. Drummer Keith Moon had the idea of inserting a violin solo at the coda of the song, during which the style of the song shifts from crashing rock to an Irish folk-style beat. Dave Arbus, of East of Eden, plays the violin in the studio recording. In concert, lead singer Roger Daltrey replaces the violin solo with a harmonica solo. The Who have produced a live version of the song with a violin, provided by Nigel Kennedy, during their 27 November concert at the Royal Albert Hall.