In the Studio #35


John Entwistle and Pete Townshend

10 comments:

Marshall-Stacks said...

Townshend's suede lace-up hightop shoes were called Desert Boots.
A preferred style in the early mod-era.
The WHO just totally rule Mod-dom. My Generation

Bob Gilliland said...

Great picture from the Tommy recording sessions. I've only seen a smaller version of it at thewho.net website.

Now I can see the Sound City heads much better, and for the first time I can see a second speaker cab with a gloriously ratty grill behind Entwistle.

Thanks for sharing, TS!

Emerson Marks said...

Pete T could wear that clobber down the street today, it hasn't dated. Or are we just retro for everything? I dunno.

Fred said...

Those tears in the grills of the Hi-Watt amps sure look mandmade. Must have been a long night for Pete. And considering how loud Moonie would drum and the weakness of those late 60s baffles, I'm guessing they had to put Keith in a separate studio in order to record without too much bleed-through of his drums onto Pete and John's mics.

estiv said...

Bob Gilliland, I'm curious. How do you know those are Sound City heads? They looked like Marshalls to me.

Bob Gilliland said...

estiv,

Townsend started using a modified Sound City L100 amp from mid-67 through late '68. The heads look almost exactly like Marshalls, down to the shape and color of the front plate.

If I'm not mistaken, the Marshall heads of that era had their inputs on the right hand side of the head, Sound City L100's had input jacks on the left hand side.

Mark Connolly said...

Love the guitar-geek detail! All I would have been able to contribute was that Pete's playing an SG. I am wearing desert boots as I type this, though (I kid not).

Marshall-Stacks said...

hello evahbodeeeeeeeeee
this is Marshall Stacks to share with you that Pete and The Ox were the first to use Marshalls and a guy called Gareth Owen has a website devoted to all this, linked in my post link immediately above.
Maximum R&B !

Fred said...

One more guitar-geek detail: I think Townsend used the Les Paul-SG model as opposed to the later SG model. Now, when is the great Jim Marshall going to get a picture on this website? I got the chance to meet the genius who revolutionized rock a few years back at a guitar show. He was quite humble and seemed somewhat perplexed about the accolades being thrown his way.

estiv said...

Bob Gilliland, thanks for the info. Guitar wonkery (not to be confused with wankery!) rules...