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Thunderclap Newman: Hollywood Dream [Track, 1970]
Drums: Speedy Keen, a Cockney who writes and sings a very creaky lead. Guitar: Jimmy McCulloch, who is sixteen and looks thirteen. Piano, surname, and miscellaneous: Andy Newman, who is in his late twenties and looks in his early forties, and who didn't want to join because it meant giving up his pension at the post office. Message of the hit single: "the revolution's here." Producer and miscellaneous: Peter Townshend. Is this your idea of fun, Peter? Is this your idea of art? What ever happened to Arthur Brown, anyway? And will you pay the man his pension? B-