The Who: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 11, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD

547) The Who — “Glittering Girl”

Who-didn’t do it — why was this wonderful song left off The Who Sell Out? Glittering indeed!

Plus, thanks to Iowgens2:

This rare 1967 footage, excerpted from the German TV documentary Die Jungen Nachtwandler – London Unter 21 (which aired on July 3rd 1967 and was directed by Edmund Wolf) sees Pete Townshend running through an obscure and unreleased Who track named Glittering Girl in front of managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp at at his Wardour Street flat, and then with his bandmates (including a bare-chested Keith Moon) at the Saville Theatre.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x-cYFPgUfm4

“She wasn’t a fool, that glittering girl. She followed the rules, that shimmering pearl. Said the rules mama preaches go down when they break. The things mama teaches you just gotta shake. But she wasn’t a fool, that slender love figure. She followed her rules and made money bigger. She wasn’t a fool, that shining young woman. She followed her rules. She’s crying for no man. Said the rules mama teaches l go down when they’re broken. She explodes into peaches and cries when I’ve spoken. She wasn’t a fool, that goddess of hell. There are no mother’s rules, she makes them herself. And I was down upon my knees to beg her surrender up to me. Something inside her told her she shouldn’t. Tried and enlight her, but the girl wouldn’t. She wasn’t a fool. But love flowed from her face. She’s not scared of me, she’s afraid of disgrace. She wasn’t a fool, that female for our world. She followed her rules, that glittering girl. That glittering girl. . . .”

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