Postcard (The Who song)

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"Postcard"
Single by The Who
from the album Odds & Sods
B-side "Put the Money Down" (1974)
Released November 23, 1974
Format 7" single
Recorded At Eel Pie Studios (also known as Pete Townshend's garage in Twickenham) late May 1970 with additional horns produced and played by John Entwistle and recorded at Ramport Studios, London 1974.
Genre Rock
Length 3:31
Label Track/Polydor
Writer(s) John Entwistle
Producer(s) The Who
The Who singles chronology
"The Real Me"
(1974)
"Postcard"
(1974)
"Squeeze Box"
(1975)

"Postcard" is a song by the Who, written by the band's bassist John Entwistle. It appears on the Who's bootleg album Odds & Sods.

Released as a single, in the United States, it reached the Cash Box charts on November 23, 1974, peaking at No. 64.[citation needed]

John Entwistle said about the album:

"We thought we'd just have a go at some of these bootlegs. They release really bad bootlegs of these songs all the time. I've heard three of them which were made in the States and they're really bad quality. They obviously will last only about three plays before the acetate disintegrates. We thought it was about time we released a bootleg of our own. I tried to arrange it like a parallel sort of Who career -- what singles we might have released and what album tracks we might have released."[citation needed]

Pete Townshend said about the song:

"'Postcard is a John Entwistle song about touring on the road. He describes in luscious detail the joys and delights of such romantic venues as Australia (pause to fight off temporary attack of nausea), America (pause to count the money) and, of course, that country of the mysterious and doubting customs official, Germany (pause, whether they like it or not, for 'God Save The Queen'). Listen out for the field sound effects ACTUALLY RECORDED IN THE COUNTRIES WE TOURED. 'Postcard' was originally recorded in my house for a maxi single. They were EPs that only cost as much as a single. Ours unfortunately never got released.

I engineered this one with one hand on the controls and the other on the guitar. That's why I only play one chord throughout the whole song."[citation needed]

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