“I haven’t got 11 kidsI hadn't even thought about this song in ages, but it turned up yesterday in the latest (characteristically brilliant) entry in my pal David Klein's Numerology series over at the invaluable Merry Swankster and now I can't stop playing it. Sneakily insouciant, to be sure, and like "A Legal Matter," from the same album, it does perhaps provide an insight into an earlier (just pre-The Pill) generation of young hipster guys' anxieties. The Baghdad reference also seems rather prescient, now that I think of it.
I weren’t born in Baghdad
I’m not half-Chinese either
And I didn’t kill my dad”
Listen very closely to Daltry at 1:37. Such a potty mouth.
The color of Roger's hair is unreal.
And there's no question that these guys would be huge if they arrived on the scene today ...
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