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The Who

A Quick One, While He'S Away

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Space
  • Opera
song from
  • 1966
  • 1977
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1965

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A Quick One is the second album by English rock band The Who, released in 1966. The American record company executives at Decca Records released the album under the title Happy Jack, rather than the sexually suggestive title of the original UK release, and due to “Happy Jack” being a top 40 hit in the US this track replaced a cover of the Holland–Dozier–Holland hit Heat Wave) which was included on the original UK version of the album . This is widely regarded by fans to have been a pivotal album for the group, due to the departure from the R&B/pop formula featured on the band’s first release. Part of the marketing push for the album was a requirement that each band member should write at least two of the songs on it (although Roger Daltrey only wrote one), so this Who album is... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Fa la la la la la ... We have a remedy ... We'll soon be home

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