I Can See For Miles

I Can See For Miles

The Who

From the 1967 acclaimed album The Who Sell Out, “I Can See for Miles” is a classic that has never quit the play repertoire of rock stations, and became the highest US charting single for the band. The song is a “true” early progressive/hard rock track, inspiring many other groups to follow suit. Pete Townshend’s description of the track as “the raunchiest, loudest, most ridiculous rock and roll record you’ve ever heard" inspired Paul McCartney to make an even more outrageous track, resulting in The Beatles“Helter Skelter”.

The album The Who Sell Out, a pre Tommy “almost” concept album that was supposed to be a tribute to the many pirate radio stations so popular then. It had a lot of fake radio commercials between the songs – the “selling out".