digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

"Water"
Single by The Who
A-side "5.15"
Released 5 October 1973[1]
Format 7" single
Recorded 1970 at Eel Pie Studios, London
Genre Rock
Label Track Records/MCA
Writer(s) Pete Townshend
Producer(s) Pete Townshend

"Water" is a song by the English rock band The Who, originally appearing as the B-side to "5.15" in 1973, and again to the single "Love, Reign o'er Me."

Lifehouse[edit]

Background[edit]

After the success of Tommy in 1969, Pete Townshend began work on Lifehouse. For the first recordings, he produced several demos at his Eel Pie Studios which were related to Lifehouse.[2]

Meaning[edit]

It was during these sessions that "Water" was first recorded in the spring of 1970.[3] The plot in Lifehouse revolved around a totalitarian society without rock music. In this society, there is also rampant pollution which becomes a teenage wasteland. "Water" talked of the toughness of everyday life and how:

"They need water,

And maybe somebody's daughter."

Live/compilation appearances[edit]

Live history[edit]

"Water" was played by The Who from 1970 until 1971, including at the final show at the Young Vic on 26 April 1971.[4] It made its first live appearance at the first show at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on 7 June 1970.

Album appearances[edit]

The following Who albums featured "Water":

Live video/DVD appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Who Official Band Website - Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | 5'15". Thewho.com. 1973-10-05. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ Who's Next 1995 Reissue Liner Notes
  3. ^ "The Who Official Band Website - Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | Odds And Sods". Thewho.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ Who's Next 1995 Reissue Liner Notes

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_(The_Who_song) — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Water (The Who song)" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!