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It was issued in Europe as a Welcome To The Oriental Lounge / Six Months To Live / Doggie Doctor / Wedding March / Tangerine / (T on 23 Octobercoupled with " My Wife ". The song's title is a combination of the names of two of Townshend's philosophical and musical influences: Meher Baba and Terry Riley.
In concert Daltrey plays the violin solo on harmonica. Townshend originally wrote "Baba O'Riley" for his Lifehouse projecta rock opera intended as the follow-up to the Who's opera, Tommy.
In Lifehouse a Scottish farmer named Ray would have sung the song at the beginning as he gathered his wife Sally and his two children to begin their exodus to London. When Lifehouse was scrapped, eight of the songs were salvaged and recorded for the Who's album Who's Nextwith "Baba O'Riley" as the lead-off track.
Townshend stated in an interview that the song is about "the absolute desolation of teenagers at Woodstockwhere audience members were strung out on acid and 20 people had brain damage. The irony was that some listeners took the song to be a teenage celebration: 'Teenage Wasteland, yes!
We're all wasted! The song's title combines the names of Meher Baba and Terry Rileytwo of Townshend's philosophical and musical mentors. When this idea fell through, Townshend instead recorded a Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ using its marimba repeat feature as the backing track. The song was derived from a nine-minute demo, which the band reconstructed. The song was featured heavily in the romantic comedy film The Girl Next DoorThe song was also used in the beginning of the movie Premium Rush.
The song has also been used in episode 14 of season one in the TV series House and in episode 10 of season one in the TV series The Newsroom. The song is also sung in episode 7 season 1 of Sense8 by Riley's dad at the airport. At both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympicsthe track "The Road Goes On Forever" by High Contrast is used during a countdown to the start of the proceedings, this song samples "Baba O'Riley" with a higher tempo as a bpm dance track.
It is also played at halftime of most New England Patriots home games, leading up to the second-half kickoff. From Wikipedia, the Stanley Clarke / George Duke* - The Clarke / Duke Project encyclopedia.
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