Baba O'Riley

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"Baba O'Riley"
Single by The Who
from the album Who's Next
B-side"My Wife"
ReleasedNovember 1971
Format45 R.P.M.
RecordedMay 1971 at Olympic Studios in London, England[1]
GenreHard rock, art rock
Length5:05
LabelDecca (US)
Polydor (UK)
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)The Who, Glyn Johns
Who's Next track listing
"Baba O'Riley"
(1)
"Bargain"
(2)

"Baba O'Riley" is a song by the English rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. Roger Daltrey sings most of the song, with Pete Townshend singing the middle eight: "Don't cry/don't raise your eye/it's only teenage wasteland". The song's title comes from this combination of the song's philosophical and musical influences: Meher Baba and Terry Riley.[2]

The Who performing "Baba O'Riley" live at Manchester Arena in 2014

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Who's Next 1995 Remastered Liner Notes Page 17
  2. The Who: The Ultimate Collection, page 12