Give Blood (song)
|Single by Pete Townshend|
|from the album White City: A Novel|
|Recorded||1985 at Eel Pie Studio, Twickenham; Eel Pie Studio, Soho, London; A.I.R. Studios, London|
|Pete Townshend singles chronology|
"Give Blood" is a song by Pete Townshend, the guitarist for The Who. The song is the opening track for Townshend's fourth solo album, a concept album titled White City: A Novel, and was released as a single.
When Townshend was asked about the song he said:
Give Blood was one of the tracks I didn't even play on. I brought in Simon Phillips, Pino Palladino and David Gilmour simply because I wanted to see my three favourite musicians of the time playing on something and, in fact, I didn't have a song for them to work on, and sat down very, very quickly and rifled threw [sic] a box of stuff, said to Dave, "Do one of those kind of ricky-ticky-ricky-ticky things, and I'll shout 'Give Blood!' in the microphone every five minutes and let's see what happens." And that's what happened. Then I constructed the song around what they did.
- "Coolwalkingsmoothtalking Liner Notes". The Hypertext Who - Bill's Pete Townshend Pages. 2008-08-01. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2014-04-16.