Saturday, December 17, 2011

Song #51 of 9999 - Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend

Song #51 of 9999

Title: Let My Love Open the Door
Artist: Pete Townshend
Year: 1980
Album: Empty Glass

I had this song stuck in my head a bit today. I really like it a lot--it's a very simple idea with an equally simple little chord progression. The backing vocals seem to represent an early 80s trend among aging rockers to bring back the doo-wap style vocals of the 50s (see also: John Lennon's "Starting Over"). But the half-time middle section is reminiscent of the dramatic music of the Who's rock opera period. Much more reserved, but in the same ballpark.

That's all I've got to say tonight. Getting to this late and very tired. Enjoy the song!

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