Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Come And Join The Party, Dressed To Kill

The sun shines
And people forget
The spray flies as the speedboat glides
And people forget
Forget they’re hiding
The girls smile
And people forget
The snow packs as the skier tracks
People forget
Forget they’re hiding
Behind an eminence front
Eminence front, it’s a put on
Come and join the party
Dress to kill
Won’t you come and join the party
Dress to kill, dress to kill
Drinks flow
People forget
That big wheel spins, the hair thins
People forget
Forget they’re hiding
The news slows
People forget
Their shares crash, hopes are dashed
People forget
Forget they’re hiding
Come and join the party
Dress to kill
Won’t you come and join the party
Dress to kill, dress to kill
Dress yourself to kill

7 Comments

  1. The Who’s “Farewell Concert” in Toronto. I was in 9th grade: shown on teevee with a simulcast on CHOM-FM in Montreal so you could hear it in stereo because teevees had shit little transistor radio speakers in them.

    There have probably been more The Who concerts in the 35 (!!) years since this show than there had been in The Who’s career up to that point.

    Also, on the Kevin smith podcast last week, they mentioned “Athena” from the same record as this. “It’s Hard” was a good 1980s rock record, but a lousy The Who record.

  2. hugh.c.mcbride

    July 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I have always loved this song, but I’ve never been sure why. Just remember a video for this on MTV back in the day, where the song played over scenes of the band showing up to an empty hall before a concert. Don’t recall having seen this version before. So thanks for bringing a nice memory back to the surface, and for a few fun moments with this excellent tune again, is what I’m trying to say.

  3. Luther Von Baconson

    July 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    harder they come>eminence front & jam>deep elum blues

    https://archive.org/details/acb2017-01-09

    with jim roth, lorrie ruiz, joe doria

  4. Recall the first days of radio play on WNEW, and some guy calls in and says, “play that Who song about my hometown, “Livin’ in the Bronx, livin’ in the Bronx, it’s a put on.”

  5. SmokingLeather

    July 12, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Saw my first Who concert a week after my first Grateful Dead Show. It was awesome but it wasn’t even close.

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