3 Minute Record

"We learned more from a three minute record baby than we ever learned in school..." -from No Surrender by Bruce Springsteen

Recording The Song: The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

Pete Townshend originally intended "Won't Get Fooled Again" for inclusion as part of his Lifehouse project, a follow up to the band's successful Rock opera Tommy. The band originally tried to record the track at the Record Plant in New York, NY on March 16, 1971, but eventually recorded for the album Who's Next using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Stargroves, Berkshire, England and Olympic Studios, London, England from April to May 1971. Released the public on June 25, 1971, the largely edited single for "Won't Get Fooled Again" shortened the track to 3:38 for radio! The album release on August 14, 1971, however, retained the full track length at 8:32. Listen here to how the band plays their individual parts to record this classic track.

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Vocal Track

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Synthesizer/Hand Claps/Backing Vocal/2nd Electric Guitar Track

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Guitar Track

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Bass Track

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Drum Track

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Acoustic Guitar/Backing vocal track

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - Who's Next (Finished Master Track)