Like a billion other people, one of the activities I did in college was work on a college radio station. It was at an out of state college and I stayed there for the summer and worked at the college bookstore in the daytime, and the radio station at night.
Not a hugely complicated task. The station “manager” had a playlist for our format but there were open times we could “wing it”. The student manager was a bit of a jerk and a bit mad with power. He took his responsibilities waaaaaaaay too seriously. “Every document we sign or fill out is a government document !!!!”
Well, because “Fuck” is said a few times on the album version of “Who Are You”, he literally scratched the song off of the station’s copy of the album.
I had my own copy. I brought it in one Thursday night and played the song around 10 pm.
He was knocking on the door by the time the second “Fuck” came on !!!
This album for me was really the last of the great Who albums. No knock on Kenny Jones, but he ain’t no Keith Moon. The Who was a group where the sum of the parts was far greater than the whole and without one part, there really was no whole.
Also, it was a bout this time that Pete changed his guitars. His best work was done with the Gibson Les Paul’s, SG’s and his Gretsch. Most of his work since has been with Fender Strat’s and Tele’s.
This was also the last Who album that had great Roger Daltry vocals. (and fabulous hair)