So Sad About Us


So Sad About Us is one the Who's most covered songs. The Merseys, Shaun Cassidy, Primal Scream, The Breeders, and most notably The Jam are among the many artists who have recorded studio versions of the song. Beyond the sheer number of covers, it is also one of The Who's most frequently imitated songs. It is "an archetypal early Who song" and "hundreds of bands have based their entire careers on this one song." With its ringing guitars, Beach Boys-styled harmonies, crashing drums, and lovelorn lyrics, it is one of the early forebears of the power pop genre, along with other early Who staples such as "I Can't Explain" and "The Kids Are Alright". Pete Townshend and one-time Jam frontman Paul Weller performed an acoustic duet of the song as captured on the album The Who and Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

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