Magic Bus - The Who - Live At Leeds
Label: Polydor - 3194 006 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
It was written by their guitarist Pete Townshend during the time that their debut album My Generation was being recorded in However, it was not recorded untilwhen it was released as a single in the United Kingdom on 18 September The arrangement for "Magic Bus" uses a Latin percussion instrument known as claveswhich are Burnin Up - Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album of Magic Bus - The Who - Live At Leeds wooden sticks that make a distinctive high pitched clicking noise when struck together.
The Who previously used this same instrument on the song " Disguises ", which was recorded in Magic Bus - The Who - Live At Leeds The song makes use of the Bo Diddley beat. The song was not recorded by The Who at the time it was written, but the band's management and music publisher circulated a Townshend demo recording of the song in The song is usually performed as a duet, where the "Rider", usually singer Roger Daltrey when live, is riding on the bus every day to see his girl.
In the Two - The Squares - The Squares he asks the "Driver", usually Townshend, if he can buy the bus from him, with the driver's initial answer being no.
After haggling for a while, the driver finally lets him Magic Bus - The Who - Live At Leeds it and he vows to drive it to his girlfriend's house every day. The original LP and cassette of the Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy compilation album featured a longer alternate vocal take of "Magic Bus" in fake stereo which was not included on the original compact disc version because the true stereo or mono source could not be found for the long version of the song.
This longer mix features an alternate vocal track, an extended middle section, and does not Magic Bus - The Who - Live At Leeds out at the end. The song appeared in the band's film The Kids Are Alright taken from the single performance. It was subsequently released on The Kids Are Alright film soundtrack. That version is the mono single version, but slowed down, resulting in the song being a semi-tone lower in pitch and slightly longer at The compilation The Who Hits 50!
It was played less frequently after Keith Moon's death inbut it was frequently used as the closing song on the The Who Hits 50! When played live, the song typically featured a lengthy instrumental jam, with some performances lasting over 15 minutes. A notable performance can be heard on the album Live at Leeds. This recording was used during the musical montage sequence in the final act of Martin Scorsese 's film Goodfellas as well as the opening sequence of Cameron Crowe 's Jerry Maguire.
Another notable performance of the song took place at The Vegas Job concert in The rhythm and beat of the song was significantly altered to a slower groove, and Townshend and Daltrey ad libbed a few verses.
The harmonica jam returned again, and the song stretched out to nearly ten minutes. On the same release, Pete Townshend cited "Magic Bus" as his favorite song to play, "Because of the rhythm. It was stated on several occasions during their tour of Australia and Japan that they were unable to play the song, with Townshend stating, "We can't play Magic Bus right now But if you shout loud enough We definitely won't play it.
The track was released on the Japanese only compilation album Nescafe Excella: Sounds of Summer in Swervedriver made a cover of the song, which is featured on the Forces of Nature soundtrack.
The song was featured on " Driver Ed ", an episode of the television series Veronica Mars. Simon LeBon of Duran Duran recorded a cover version of the song.
The track was released on the Japanese-only compilation album Nescafe Excella: Sounds of Summer in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jekyll and Mr. Billboard Hot 25 U. Joel Whitburn 's Pop Annual  U. Cash Box  Retrieved The New York Times.
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