Baba O'Riley

original song written and composed by Pete Townshend; first performed by The Who

"Baba O'Riley" is a song by the English rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. Roger Daltrey sings most of the song, with Townshend singing the middle eight: "Don't cry/don't raise your eye/it's only teenage wasteland". The song's title comes from this combination of the song's philosophical and musical influences: Meher Baba and Terry Riley.[2]

"Baba O'Riley"
Song by The Who
from the album Who's Next
B-side"My Wife"
ReleasedNovember 1971
RecordedMay 1971 at Olympic Studios in London, England[1]
GenreHard rock, art rock
LabelDecca (US)
Polydor (UK)
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)The Who, Glyn Johns
Who's Next track listing
"Baba O'Riley"
The Who performing "Baba O'Riley" live at Manchester Arena in 2014

Other websites Edit

  1. Who's Next 1995 Remastered Liner Notes Page 17
  2. The Who: The Ultimate Collection, page 12