Hooligans (album)

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Greatest hits album by The Who
Released September 1981
Recorded 1964–1978
Genre Rock
Length 76:54
Label MCA
The Who chronology
It's Hard
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Hooligans is a double compilation album of The Who released by MCA Records in 1981. It focuses on Who songs from the 1970s with only the titles "I Can't Explain", "I Can See for Miles" and "Pinball Wizard" from the 1960s. The album reached #52 on the US charts.[1]

It is most notable as the first US album to include three hard to find Who singles. The 1971 UK single "Let's See Action" was not released in the US, and for this album the title was changed to "(Nothing Is Everything) Let's See Action". Two other singles, "Join Together" and "Relay", were released both in the UK and US in 1972. US releases of "Relay" were re-titled "The Relay". The version of the song on this album was edited by use of a fade that occurs about 25 seconds early. "5:15" is the single version from the Quadrophenia soundtrack released in 1979, not the original single version released in 1973.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pete Townshend except where noted.

Side one
1."I Can't Explain"2:05
2."I Can See for Miles"4:02
3."Pinball Wizard"3:00
4."(Nothing Is Everything) Let's See Action"3:56
5."Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart)3:23
6."The Relay (edited version)"3:28
Side two
7."Baba O'Riley"5:01
8."Behind Blue Eyes"3:40
10."The Song Is Over"6:11
Side three
11."Join Together"4:21
12."Squeeze Box"2:41
13."Slip Kid"4:30
14."The Real Me"3:21
15."5:15 (Single version)"4:50
Side four
17."Had Enough" (John Entwistle)4:29
18."Sister Disco"4:20
19."Who Are You"6:21

Sales certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – US Gold 8 February 1993[2]