The Who - Baba O'Riley

The Who - Baba O'Riley


"Don't cry / Don't raise your eye / It's only teenage wasteland."

Originally written for Pete Townshend's aborted Lifehouse project, this was the lead track from the 1971 Who's Next album.  

Baba O'Riley's stadium rock style was partially offset by Townshend's use of In C by minimalist composer Terry Riley as inspiration for the song. 

Riley is there in the title, the other half being a reference to Meher Baba, Townshend's spiritual guru at the time. 

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