Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (The Who song)

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"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Single by The Who
A-side "Magic Bus" (UK)
"Call Me Lightning" (US)
Released 16 March 1968 (US)
18 September 1968 (UK)
Format 7" single
Recorded 5 January 1968 at IBC Studios in London
Genre Rock
Length 2:38 (UK version)
2:24 (US version)
Label Decca (US)
Track Records (UK)
Writer(s) John Entwistle
Producer(s) Kit Lambert
The Who singles chronology
"I Can See For Miles (US)"(1967)
/"Dogs (The Who song) (UK)" (1968)
"Magic Bus" (UK) /
"Call Me Lightning" (US)
"Magic Bus" (US) (1968)
"Pinball Wizard" (1969)

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a song by English rock band, The Who. It was written by the band's bassist, John Entwistle.

The song was about drummer Keith Moon's drinking problems. This would be the first of two songs from The Who written about Keith Moon, the second being "Doctor Jimmy" from the album Quadrophenia. Two versions of this song exist. The first one, running 2:24, is the B-Side to the US single "Call Me Lightning". It is still available on the 1968 compilation album Magic Bus: The Who on Tour. The second version, which exceeds the former's length by 14 seconds, was the B-Side to the UK single "Magic Bus". This version has a more prominent guitar line, as well as spooky "Mr. Hyde" effects (the voice John Entwistle had used in chorus of the song "Boris the Spider") and can be found on the Japanese release of the Who's Missing/Two's Missing compilation released in 2011.

This song, as well as "Boris the Spider" and "Silas Stingy" all had lyrics that suited children. Kit Lambert had the idea of making a kids' album composed entirely of songs like these, but it never saw the light of day.

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