Who Sell Out


Format: CD
Label: MCA
Catalog: 11268
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 06/20/1995
UPC: 008811126827

Who Sell Out
Artist: The Who
Format: CD
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''The Who Sell Out'' is the third album by the English rock band The Who, released in 1967 by Track Records in the United Kingdom and Decca Records in the United States. It is a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with ''faux'' commercials and public service announcements. The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station Radio London. Part of the intended irony of the title was that The Who were making commercials during that period of their career, some of which are included as bonus tracks on the remastered CD.

The album's release was reportedly followed by a bevy of lawsuits due to the mention of real-world commercial interests in the ''faux'' commercials and on the album covers, and by the makers of the real jingles (Radio London jingles), who claimed The Who used them without permission. (The jingles were produced by PAMS Productions of Dallas, Texas, which created thousands of station ID jingles in the 1960s and 1970s.) In 2003, the album was ranked number 113 on ''Rolling Stone'' magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. - Wikipedia