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All you could do was to see them. We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you could just about hear a noise. It was just literally screaming.
 

But contrary to what some people seem to think, I was never a bully. I was just a hard man.
 

First of all, you have to understand that I'm like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice.
 

I always used to develop a cold going into the studio.
 

I call it fan fatigue. I went to see Bob Dylan last year, who I think is absolutely incredible, but he suffers from his audience.
 

I don't know many singers who actually do like the sound of their own voice.
 

I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but I don't like what they've done to it.
 

I don't think there's any way it could have failed. We don't know failure in this band. We didn't know failure. We got to know it a little after awhile but at that time there was no such word.
 

I know without our fans and the devotion of our fans we wouldn't be here. I don't mean to put them down, but I'm just stating a fact that it is hard to play to people that see you all the time and it takes a lot of fun out of it in some ways.
 

I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony.
 

I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked him to recall most of his early life or most of his life, he wouldn't be able to recall it.
 

I think Pete did have a hard time as a kid with his appearance. But don't all kids have a hard time? God, I had a hard time, too. I was little with bow legs and rickets. I used to get picked on like everybody used to get picked on.
 

I wanted to be in a band that shared ideas and were in it together.
 

In those days I don't' think they were even demos.
 

Monterey, I remember, but I seem to remember the Fillmore West, that we played the week before Monterey. That was much more memorable for me. The first time in San Francisco. They were good gigs.
 

My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days.
 

No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I'd had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me.
 

Part of the early Who career was all about knocking people's confidences out.
 

We lived the life with Keith Moon. It was all Spinal Tap magnified a thousand times.
 

We were too rough at the edges to be a pop group.
 


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