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Thunderfingers: Best of
John Entwistle
Thunderfingers: Best of
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Thunderfingers proves that a little of the revered Who bassist goes a long way. Though it doesn't include the Ox's Who set opener, "Heaven and Hell," this 18-song solo assortment from Rhino runs the gamut from Heaven to He...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Entwistle
Title: Thunderfingers: Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/29/1996
Release Date: 10/29/1996
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Style: Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227257026

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Thunderfingers proves that a little of the revered Who bassist goes a long way. Though it doesn't include the Ox's Who set opener, "Heaven and Hell," this 18-song solo assortment from Rhino runs the gamut from Heaven to Hell. Notice the direction is downward. --Steven Stolder

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A Bit Strange, but Enjoyable
Paul Beaulieu | Montreal, Canada | 05/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My first introduction to the songs of John Entwistle, like for most, was through his Who songs. Songs like "Boris the Spider", "Whiskey Man", "Silas Stingy" and "My Wife" showed his dark sense of humour, his ability to make the bass the lead instrument, and his ability in not only creating but also playing horn arrangements. These attributes are also evident in the solo offerings showcased here. We also see how much Entwhistle contributed to the Who's assault- even though he stood aside while the others smashed things on stage. I actually don't miss the Who that much when I hear these tracks, because so much of the Who's approach is there. Most of the tracks are quite good, although the quality begins to drop off towards the end. Actually, 12 of the 18 songs (and those 12 are the best ones) come from just two albums, released in 1971 and 1972 respectively. Makes you wonder why his songwriting energy flagged after that initial burst of creativity, and he decided to write strange pastiches of '50s rock songs in '73 and '75, then Entwistle fans had to wait until '81 and '86 for further albums. The highlights here include "What are We Doing Here", in which Entwistle reminds me of Pete Townshend singing a sad accoustic number, "You're Mine" (a rather haunting song), and "Who Cares?", a rollicking celebration of irresponsibility. All in all, if you like what Entwistle brought to the Who, and appreciate his Who songs, you'll probably like this. If you already own his first two solo albums, you have to ask yourself whether it's worth it to get six more songs which aren't as good as the songs from those two albums."
The Solo Entwistle
J. Carroll | Island Heights,NJ | 07/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Entwistle's contributions with The Who always showed a knack for finding the humor in a situation. On this "Best of ," that sense of humor is seen in full bloom. From "My Size," sung from the point of view of a character Who fan's will identify, to "Roller Skate Kate," the ultimate 50's "death" song, Entwistle is having a fine time. The inclusion of Entwistle's take on "My Wife" (from Rigor Mortis Sets In") and "Big Black Cadillac," would have been appreciated by this fan (I would have skipped "Mad Dog") There are a few serious songs to be found here, but finding the funny side of everyday occurrences and then twisting the perspective on them was Entwistle's special talent, and thankfully we had an opportunity to laugh along."
100% Pure Ox
Sophie Stavridis | Grand Blanc, Michigan United States | 03/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is great it collects mostly all of John Entwistle (not Entwhistle) and is one of my favorite CDs. The first 13 tracks are great but towards the end the songs [...] loses Entwistles edge. If you like his songs for the Who and like his solo albums, this is the thing for you."