Zoot Suit/I'm the Face
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|"I'm the Face"|
Side-A label of the vinyl single
|Single by The High Numbers (The Who)|
|A-side||"I'm the Face"|
|Released||3 July 1964|
|Format||vinyl record (7")|
|Recorded||Fontana Studios, London
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, Rock|
|Label||Fontana Records TF 480 (UK)|
|Producer(s)||Chris Parmeinter & Peter Meaden|
|The High Numbers (The Who) singles chronology|
"Zoot Suit" was written by Peter Meaden, the band's first manager. The song is a direct copy of "Misery" by the American R&B group The Dynamics. ("I'm The Face" is a copy of Slim Harpo's "I Got Love If You Want It.") The single was meant for a mod audience, but failed to chart. The band changed their name back to the Who, found new management and released their own composition "I Can't Explain", which was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom.
"I'm the Face" appeared on "Odds & Sods" in 1974 and on the album's remastered versions.
"Zoot Suit" b/w "I'm the Face" was reissued in 1980 and reached #49 in the UK.
Both songs were recorded live and featured on the Thirty Years of Maximum R&B box set.
- "The Who Official Band Website - Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | Zoot Suit". Thewho.com. 1964-07-03. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- "The Who Official Band Website - Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | Long Live Rock". Thewho.com. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
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