October 28, 2009 – 4:10 am

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Autumn 1969 Acetates [no label, 1CD]

Live in the USA, October-November 1969. Very good soundboard.

A brutal battering for any ears unaccustomed to the sheer oomph of the post-Tommy Who, and a sonic treat that will leave converts drooling from every orifice, Autumn 1969 Acetates collects together no less than 14 soundboard recordings from the band’s October/November 1969 tour, all of which have one thing in common - nobody seems to know precisely where or when they were recorded. Think of it as the other side of Live At Leeds… Live In God Knows Where.

Its anonymity only spreads across the source, however. A loosely imperfect “Fortune Teller” gets things under way; “Summertime Blues,” “Shaking All Over,” “My Generation”… you know the song list even before you play it, and the fact that it doesn’t follow the usual pattern of a period Who gig is just one more thing in its favour. “Heaven and Hell” falling five songs in? Why not?

There’s a teasing “Tattoo”… a delightfully clunky “I Can’t Explain,” and another that sounds almost heavy metallic. There’re two more versions of “Fortune Teller”… and three triumphant roars through “Young Man Blues”…  slice out the duplication and this would be a wonderful album, and the absence of Tommy almost allows you to wipe its poisonous existence from your mind for a while. For this is the sound of the Who as they really were, a rock ‘n’ roll band that remembered what the ‘n’ originally stood for. No nonsense. - Dave Thompson

Note: Veteran music writer Dave Thompson is the author of many well reviewed rock biographies, including the recent I Hate New Music and Electric Gypsy: An Unauthorised Biography Of Doctor Who; Virgin Books’ Red Hot Chili Peppers biography, and works on The Cure and Kurt Cobain. He also wrote Cream: The World’s First Supergroup. In the past, Dave has written for Live! Music Review and he is also a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q magazines. Click here to buy Dave’s books.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Fortune Teller (4.1MB)
Track 02. Summertime Blues (5.6MB)
Track 03. Shakin’ All Over (edit start from Reel 1) (9.2MB)
Track 04. My Generation / Shakin’ All Over (edit end from Reel 2) (23.4MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 05. Heaven And Hell (5.6MB)
Track 06. I Can’t Explain (end of acetate) (108k)
Track 07. I Can’t Explain (complete version) (3.3MB)
Track 08. Fortune Teller (4.0MB)
Track 09. Tattoo (4.0MB)
Track 10. Young Man Blues (7.3MB)
Track 11. Young Man Blues (9.7MB)
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Track 12. I Can’t Explain (3.0MB)
Track 13. Fortune Teller (4.4MB)
Track 14. Young Man Blues (8.8MB)

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  1. 8 Responses to “THE WHO - LIVE IN THE USA 1969”

  2. Love this webiste… fyi: Tatoo skips… That’s why records can suck…Peace, Lord Byron

    By Lord Byron on Oct 28, 2009

  3. Nice…

    By Timmy on Oct 29, 2009

  4. an execellent page and an excellent work - congratulations and thank you very much!

    very interesting these old Who songs in their slightly differences, no matter if there´s any skips - - so were these old times. there are things in this world which are more important.

    may your days be sunny : Bill.Bo (from europe)

    By Bill.Bo on Oct 29, 2009

  5. Thanks for yet more Who classic concert performances, they surely were the best live band of their and perhaps any era.

    Big Lad.

    By mick martin on Oct 30, 2009

  6. hey bigo, i got this cause i thought i might regret it later. i remember you offered freddie hubbard on new years eve. i got it then. it’s ok. the show where he got arrested in graz, austria with sonny rollins is better.

    other bigo boots i got this week are both carla bley which rhymes with carla k and oasis. oasis is pretty good! all the hits. not a huge fan, but i always liked supersonic. it rocks.

    i got the kiss show last week and metallica 10.4.09 atlanta. i have 3 copies of metallica: the wav’s, mp4’s i made them from and cd-r’s burned from the flac and kiss i have cd-r’s of from the real cd’s. multiple copies rule.


    By Ed Saad on Nov 1, 2009

  7. correction:
    m4a’s, and they sound good!

    By Ed Saad on Nov 1, 2009

  8. Nice. These seem to be running fast. Track one particularly. A bit better after that, but still not correct. I’m going to have to sit down and see what I can do to fix this. Great sounds, no mistake about that. Can never get too much Who.

    By guy stevens on Nov 7, 2009

  9. essential

    By Luis Torregrosa on Sep 23, 2010

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