Originally Posted by Cedric
It wasn't my time, so I can't ***** all that much. But it sure seems like The Who would have been better off if they quit after Moon died. Bonham and Zeppelin might be the best example of what to do.
I thought Face Dances and It's Hard were very solid albums, and far superior to the last couple of albums the Who did prior to Keith Moon's death.... "Who By Numbers" and "Who Are You?". There were a few good songs on those albums, but overall, IMO, pretty weak efforts. I agree that Keith Moon was one of the best drummers that ever lived, and that any drummer utilized by the Who afterwards could never duplicate or replace his influences; but the body of material written by Townsend after Keith died, I feel, stood up pretty good.