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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly good
My first listen in probably 15 years to this album was a mind blowing experience. I had never thought of this as a good album....but it is very, very good. I was amazed at how good it sounded. Firstly track listing:
1. You Better You Bet
2. Don't Let Go The Coat
3. Cache Cache
4. The Quiet One
5. Did You Steal My Money
6. How Can You Do It...
Published 9 months ago by Bootsy Bass

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2.0 out of 5 stars Tricky days indeed
In 1981 Pete Townshend was an alcoholic; Roger Daltrey was feuding with new drummer Kenney Jones; and Entwistle was obsessed with heavy metal. Not good signs; but what really sank this record was the recruitment of Bill Szymzyck as producer. Known for his dead-sounding, note-perfect Eagles discs, this was not the man to capture the Who at their spontaneous best, even if...
Published on March 12 2001 by brad lonard


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1.0 out of 5 stars Face Dunces, March 28 2001
This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
"Face Dances" is without a doubt The Who's WORST album ever. Though Ken Jones played with Townshend and Daltrey on some of their solo releases, he clearly lacks the persona or ability to be the rightful successor to Keith Moon. Jones plays like a studio musician and he lacks both the presence and personality which makes for a rather one-dimensional performance.
Townshend's prior solo album, "Empty Glass," was sensational and it marked a high point in his career. However, on this release, Townshend hits rock bottom. What was Townshend taking when he wrote "You Better, You Bet" or "Another Tricky Day?" This is really AWFUL stuff and it's hard to believe that the man who gave us gems like "Quadrophenia" and "Who's Next" could also make garbage like this!
The only possible bright spot on this album is Roger Daltrey's singing. Daltrey sounds polished as ever but his performance seems somewhat restrained.
Glyn Johns did not produce this album and this is one of the many reasons why it sounds so flat. Johns worked with The Who on several of their albums and he knew how to get the most out of them. Here, producer Bill Szmyck (?) makes The Who sound like a trite Top-40 band with disasterous results.
If I could, I'd give "Face Dances" a zero because it doesn't look or sound like a Who album. This album doesn't belong in the cut-out bin, it belongs in the garbage bin.
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1.0 out of 5 stars definitely their worst studio album, July 26 2001
This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
There are 2 good songs on this album - "you better you bet" and "dont let go the coat". "Quiet One" is also OK. This is one of those albums that I never play in its entirety. Thankfully with CD players I can program in the above 3 songs and not have to listen to all the poor stuff on the rest of the album.
Anyone who says that this is a good Who album obviously doesnt get the real Who music that was made, the sixties stuff, Who sell out, whos next etc. With this album it is clear that Townshend is saving his best material for his solo albums.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad. Very bad., Oct. 31 1999
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This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
C'mon, people. This is awful. It's the freaking Who, for God's sake, without Keith Moon. Townshend wrote about bears and raincoats and money and Daltrey, God bless him, tried to breathe some life into it all, but the end result is painful. Oh, and the production is bad, too.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT the Japanese import version, Sept. 22 2002
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smokeyjoe "smokeyjoe41" (Portland, Oregon United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
I ordered this and returned it twice in the past two months - it is not the Japanese version is the miniature album sleeve, but the same MCA version that can be found in any store, and it DOES still have the glitches and skips in It's In You. The have not been corrected.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Imposters Produce Whiniest of All Who Albums!, Feb. 28 2003
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Billucy "Billucy" (Raleigh, North Carolina United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Face Dances (Remst) (Audio CD)
Word has it that FACE DANCES was actually made by a completely different band than the guys behind WHO'S NEXT and LIVE AT LEEDS. Some suggest that A Flock of Seagulls are actually the ones playing these goofy pop ditties as practice for their own storming of the charts. Really, how did this thing make it out the door? On the heels of all the galvanizing music made by the Clash and others, the Who comes back with, "When I say I love you, you say you better!"???? Bizarre.
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