Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle

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Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle
Compilation album by John Entwistle
Released October 29, 1996
Recorded 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1981
Language English
Label Rhino Records
Producer Unknown
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Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle is a compilation album by John Entwistle, who was the bassist for The Who. The album was released in 1996 by Rhino Records John Entwistle's debut and final record to be released by that company. [2]

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

John Entwistle English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, bassist for The Who

John Alec Entwistle was an English bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist for the English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.

When Allmusic rated the album they said: "As a solo artist separate from the Who, John Entwistle has never been more than a cult figure. His solo music rocks harder than Pete Townshend's, and, at least initially, what he lacked as a singer he more than makes up for in the sheer weirdness of his lyrics. This 18-song collection may make a few converts, showcasing the best songs from five albums cut between 1971 through 1981." [3]

The Who English rock band

The Who are an English rock band formed in London in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Pete Townshend English rock guitarist of The Who, vocalist, songwriter and author

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend is an English musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, second vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 20th century.

Track Listings

All songs written by John Entwistle except those noted

1."My Size"3:47
2."Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)"3:47
3."What Are We Doing Here?"3:53
4."You're Mine"4:43
5."I Believe in Everything"3:10
6."Who Cares?"4:30
7."Thinkin' It Over"3:10
8."I Wonder"2:58
9."Apron Strings"3:47
10."The Window Shopper"3:28
11."I Found Out"3:50
12."I Feel Better"4:46
13."Made in Japan"3:57
14."Roller Skate Kate"3:46
15."Mad Dog"5:27
17."Fallen Angel"4:42
18."Too Late the Hero"7:27

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