Song 419: Love Ain’t For Keeping

If you make a list of the ten greatest rock albums of the 1970s, The Who’s “Who’s Next” has to make the list. It established them as one of the kingpins of rock for the decade, rivaled by Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones, and perhaps a few others. This album is often considered their zenith by fans.

It’s chock full of great songs but for me, Love Ain’t For Keeping is the most enjoyable. It’s about as soft as The Who went in those days. For my money, it’s one of the best singing performances Roger Daltrey ever recorded. Townshend’s acoustic guitar work is fabulous, too.