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Won't Get Fooled Again

"Won't Get Fooled Again" is a rock song in English created by the British rock band The Who. The song was written by guitarist and band member Pete Townshendand has appeared in single version and who's Next on the plate.


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The song appeared in 1971 on the album who's Next and appeared on various other recordings laterna, is like the live soundtrack to the documentary about The Who:The Kids Are Alright. Won't Get Fooled Again is best known for the jengelende organ, from photos of the studio is to see that it's a 1968 Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ is. The output of the organ goes to the input of an EMS VCs 3 mk1 synth. This mk1 automatically makes it sound dark and clear again. The organ is present, the entire song in the background until the instrument traded in the background around approximately 06.35 for the foreground and a "solo" arises. A climax follows becauseKeith Moon on drums the 07.31 manages to find and he takes over the solo. This is followed by a great cry at the time of singer Roger Daltreyby 7: 45. This cry is often considered a defining point in the history of Rock and Roll. The number is in relation to most songs from The Who quite long with his eight to nine minutes. There is also a shorter version of the song released (± 6 minutes), which on radio and on programmes such as Top of the Pops was/is to see and listen to.


Like so many other songs there is debatable by many listeners on the meaning of Won't Get Fooled Again. One interpretation is that the number opposed the "revolution" from the sixties. For these reasons, the song was banned in South Koreauntil in 1990 the democracy also got a free hand here. Similarly the last lines of the song: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss", which meant that a revolution nothing helps: the new boss is no varicose better than the old one. In an interview that an American retired Lieutenant-General in the TIME Magazine gave in april 2006 , he spoke about the song and he called it a "anti-war number" that "a sense of betrayal by the leaders of the nation transferred, which our country in a costly and unnecessary war in Viet Nam had led". [1]

Use in the media[Edit]Edit

  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" is used as the theme song of the television series CSI: Miami, that weekly can be seen on RTL 5 and VT4.
  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" was used in an episode of The Simpsons in episode BABF20 ("A Tale of Two Springfields"), in which The Who provided a ' guest appearance '.
  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" is also used for the advertisement of the 2000 Nissan Maxima in new came out.
  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" was used as background music in the documentary Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock.
  • A part of the song "Won't Get Fooled Again" was also used in the series House MD .
  • Michael Moore wanted to use the number to the end of his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 to strengthen. The reason that Moore wanted to use this for his re-election was that President Bush had said: — "there's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again. " Translation: "((...) Keep me for the crazy, you can't become "fooled again). Nevertheless, permission was denied and was the song "Rockin' In The Free World" by Neil Young used. Pete Townshend later said that he had given no permission to Moore because it had "bullied" him about his refusal and also defended his position by saying that he was "not convinced" by Moore's last film: Bowling for Columbine[2]
  • A Remix version of "Won't Get Fooled Again" was used in the racing game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012).


The Who played/plays this song on various benefit concerts:

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Won't get fooled again - 713 514 408 397 398 369 418 513 434 423 468 520 551 492


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