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The Who – I Can’t Explain b/w Bald-headed Woman


Their first single remains a classic of mid-60s rock and a staple live classic ever since. For a record that sold well enough to put it in the top 10 back when you really had to sell a lot to achieve that, it is remarkably valued at £40 for a first pressing, mint copy. The ‘b’ side was a blues song that the Kinks covered on their first album the previous year. It seems to have never been played live by The Who. In France it was released later in the year as two tracks on a 4-track picture, flip-back sleeve, unique to that country. That’s at least as collectible, if not more so.