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“Entwistle was no slouch when he played all of those incredible things. I don’t even know if he knew what he was doing half the time; he just seemed to be responding to what was happening. The music flowed from him so naturally.
“From the first I heard I Can’t Explain, which might be my favorite Who song, I was in awe of John Entwistle. He’s driving the music as much as Townshend’s big power chords. He sort of carries you along with an animalistic attitude. That’s the stuff that made me want to play rock ‘n’ roll music. And My Generation is ridiculous. The bass is all over that stuff, and it’s pure magic.
“One night I fell asleep with Happy Jack playing over and over again – I had one of those turntables that just kept repeating. The basslines on that song roll and groove and pop. John was like the unheralded star on so many Who songs. It would still be great music if he just laid back and didn't play as much, but put him on it – all that insane talent just exploding – and you’ve got masterpieces. It’s amazing that he didn’t move on stage because his parts were always so animated and playful.”