"My older brother played lots of Who records, and I did see the Woodstock movie before I discovered Yes and Chris Squire. But when I heard Live At Leeds, my ears opened in a new way.
"John Entwistle’s melodic yet busy playing style was my first inkling of how a bass could function differently in a band while still holding down the low end and harmonic motion. It was a much more defined sound and active both harmonically and rhythmically.
"The mix on Live At Leads is very generous to the bass - panned hard left, it's enormous. And I’m sure the live version of My Generation was the first bass solo that I ever heard. (My, how I loved that trebly, semi-distorted sound favored by British players like Entwistle, John Whetton of King Crimson and Chris Squire.) This album was my primer for how a bass could function in an instrumental trio. If you haven’t listened to this one in a while, break it out and feel the power, baby!"
Listen: The Who - Heaven And Hell (1970), featuring John Entwhistle on lead vocals