Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a song by English rock band, the Who. It was written by the band's bassist, John Entwistle. The song was about drummer Keith Moon's drinking problems. This would be the first of two songs from The Who written about Keith Moon, the second being "Doctor Jimmy" from the album Quadrophenia. Who biographer John Atkins calls it "a macabre tribute to Keith Moon.
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" had been considered as a possible single release, along with "Call Me Lightning," but it was released as the B-side of "Call Me Lightning" instead. Atkins laments this decision, stating that although its horror film imagery was not ideal for a single, it was far better than "Call Me Lightning. He considers it one of. Entwistle's best songs, saying that the "music and performance combine to create a perfectly chilling horror-comic Gothic mood piece.
Call Me Lightning" is a much-underrated Who song. It's intelligent, where "Magic Bus" is just plain stupid. And leave it to Entwhistle to pen a song about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Who covered a lot of strange subjects, usually via Entwhistle. Boris the Spider" may be the best of Entwhistle's madness, and he continued his odd material right up to the comic "My Wife". Townsend had a similar bent, with the early "I'm a Boy" and "Pictures of Lily", which is a thinly veiled ode to masturbation.
The year 2009 saw MR. HYDE promoting its EP in local and small national circuits, in this way gaining a little cult following; also, the band was constantly inspired to write new material. It wasn't until 2011 that MR. HYDE managed to record and release a new item, a proper album entitled "Reflejos De Un Encierro", via Mylodon Records. An important anecdote in the production of this album is the presence of TRYO's t F�lix Carbone as a special guest on one track . The who - call me lightning, dr jekyll mr hyde - rare 7" 45 vinyl record 1968.
The song was released in two versions, once in March 1868 as a B side to the US single Call Me Lightning and later that year on a compilation album Magic Bus: The Who on Tour. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has a playful yet haunting melody, which is almost childlike. However, the lyrics are far more ominous and distressing as it deals with the chemical self destruction of Keith Moon. Here’s the lyrics: Hyde, Hyde. Someone is spending my money for me, The money I earn I never see, In all things I do he interferes, All I know is trouble as soon as he appears
The Who. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. The Who. Magic Bus. MCA. 2:27. Magic Bus/My Generation. Rarities 1966-1972, Vols.
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|A||Call Me Lightning
Written-By – Peter Townshend*
|B||Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Written-By – John Entwhistle*
- Executive-producer – Chris Stamp
- Producer – Kit Lambert
NotesReleased on a red Polydor label in Italy
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|59 198||The Who||Call Me Lightning / Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (7", Single, Mono)||Polydor||59 198||Germany||1968|
|32288||The Who||Call Me Lightning / Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (7")||Decca||32288||Canada||1968|
|59 198||The Who||Call Me Lightning / Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (7", Single)||Polydor||59 198||Norway||1968|
|59189||The Who||Call Me Lightning (7", Single)||Polydor||59189||New Zealand||1968|