Lesser known among the Who's discography, 'A Quick One' is an early attempt by the band at 'rock opera', more likely a 'mock opera' as a group of songs are arranged to tell the musical equivalent of a 'short story' versus later album's 'Tommy' as a full-fledged novel. Upside: 'A Quick One' is easier to understand, while being simpler and shorter, much like a rock 'n roll song is. Downside: Not enough time to establish a foothold in iconography, which just may serve the finished work. Did anyone really understand the story of Tommy, or, did we just like the singles?
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