The Who’s Townshend Praises Barack Obama At US Show

Pete dedicates Won't Get Fooled Again, at solo Hollywood show

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Pete Townshend spoke out about US President elect Barack Obama, at a solo performance in West Hollywood on Friday (November 7).

Prior to playing an acoustic version of the anti-politics track “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, Townshend questioned the song’s final lines in front of the small Troubadour club audience.

He said that Tuesday’s election decision was: “the most wonderful result,” and afterwards thinking out loud repeated the song’s final words; “meet the new boss, the same as the old boss,” and said, “Maybe not”.


Townshend was appearing as part of the ongoing In The Attic jam sessions, which his girlfriend Rachel Fuller organises.

Other artists who appeared at the show, which was recorded for release next Sping, included Jakob Dylan, Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard and E from Eels.

Townshend also duetted with each of the artists, teaming up with Dylan for The Who song “The Kids Are Alright,” and with


E and Gibbard for his solo hit “Let My Love Open the Door.”

As previously reported, The Who are due to play two fanclub only shows at London’s IndigO2 venue on December 14 and 15.

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