Rush singer Geddy Lee called out The Who guitarist Pete Townshend for ‘smashing’ his guitar in a new NPR World Cafe interview. Geddy Lee revealed a stunning Rush replacement he used on a classic song yesterday.
“Okay, so the legend is – and it exists, I played the bass – so what happened was, I guess he was, you know, The Who smashed a lot of gear, Pete Townsend liked to smash gear, sometimes John Entwistle would join into the fray.
So he was in San Francisco, apparently, and he was in his room one night, he took all the bits of some of the smashed guitars and he put them together, what he called ‘The Frankenstein,’ and that sort of gave birth to the phrase of Frankenstein – a guitar or a bass that isn’t all original, it comes from bits and pieces.”
Geddy Lee recently made a sad Eric Clapton revelation. He also talked about “My Generation” having a bass solo, “It has a bass solo in it. In the middle of the song, there’s a bass solo. Like, who does that on a pop record?! This was a pop record, and he’s a bass player, and when the middle comes up, he’s just trading solos.”
He also discussed another The Who classic that features great playing by Entwistle.
“Well, he’s the king, you know? He was the king, and this song, ‘The Real Me,’ you hear him jamming out, and this is quite different from ‘My Generation’ because his tone is a little deeper and not quite as brittle, but he uses that opportunity to just super-charge the song.” Geddy Lee recently made a tragic The Who revelation.