Thursday, May 9, 2013

"A Little Is Enough" by Pete Townshend

Song#:  0363
Date:  10/11/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  72
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Rock

A Little Is Enough by Pete Townshend on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Townshend followed up the #9 "Let My Love Open the Door" with this second single from his "Empty Glass" LP. Unfortunately, the song could not even come close to repeating the success of the first single and quickly disappeared of the chart.

ReduxReview:  Although not nearly as catchy as the poppy "Let My Love," this is quite a good song. It seems like the song should have done a bit better, but I can hear how folks may not have latched onto this one as easily. I have not listened to a lot of Townshend solo work before, but this song makes me think I should.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Apparently there was a bit of a kerfuffle with Roger Daltrey about some of the songs Townshend used for his solo album. At the time, Townshend was simultaneously writing songs for himself and for the next Who album. Daltrey thought some songs would be great Who tunes and wanted them for the album. But Townshend didn't want to make any potential adjustments on the songs in order to fit Daltrey and The Who and kept the songs for "Empty Glass." Less than a year later, The Who's "Face Dances" came out featuring seven other Townshend compositions. Unfortunately, it ended up getting compared to "Empty Glass" and was considered the weaker album.


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