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    Surviving Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are ready to being work on their first new studio album in more than twenty years.
    "I do not want to write with Roger so we can pass ourselves off as a 'new' Who," Townshend writes in a Web post. "I want to see if he and I have anything we can say together, that we could not say separately. Whether we call an album a Who album is not the point."

    According to Townshend, his friend the longtime sound engineer Tom Wright, put the idea in his head: "[Tom] feels Roger and I need to make a 'last' album. One that is real, passionate, earthy, and innovative -- but also accessible."

    The news continues a year of dramatic ups and downs for the legendary British rockers. They recently wrapped an emotional three-month-long summer tour without founding bassist John Entwistle, who died of a heart attack in Las Vegas on June 27th, just prior to the outing's originally scheduled kickoff. In 1978, the Who lost their original drummer, the mercurial Keith Moon, to a drug overdose.

    Although the new Who material will be collaborative, guitarist/songwriter Townshend and singer Daltrey will not abandon their traditional roles. "I am not shying away from the usual division of labour," Townshend writes. "Roger is more of a singer than a writer, and I am claiming to be more of a writer than a performer. What I am shying away from is trying to pick up the Who recording legacy where it was dropped in 1976."

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    That is sure going to have an odd feel without the Ox. I remember how weird it was when "Face Dances" came out and Moon was sorely missed. It will be nice to hear what Pete can come up with musically and I've always loved Daltrey's vocals. I'll definately buy it, but it won't be The Who. They should call it Townshend And Daltrey, but they will have to call it The Who in order for it to sell alot.
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    Still think whatever they do should be called Who's Left...

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    If they're going to call it "The Who", they should call the album "Sell Out".

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    Originally posted by Glenn:
    If they're going to call it "The Who", they should call the album "Sell Out".
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    Pete and Roger really have a tough decision to make to use the name 'The Who' for their next album. As much as Keith Moon was missed on the last couple of records, John Entwistle will missed just as much. I think they should do an album and call it 'Townshend/Daltrey'.

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