(Voted Best Live Album of All Time in a Rolling Stone Readers' Poll) This 1970 set finds the Who at its most explosive and unvarnished. Among the 14 classics here are "I Can't Explain," "Substitute," "I'm a Boy," "Magic Bus," "A Quick One, While He's Away," and a raucous "Summertime Blues," while John Entwistle and Pete Townshend get to cut loose on "My Generation."
"[The Who] careen[s] through early classics with the confidence of a band that had finally achieved acclaim but had yet to become preoccupied with making art. In that regard, this recording ... may have been perfectly timed in terms of capturing the band at a pivotal moment in its history."—Allmusic.com