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)|
|B-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.
"Zoot Suit" b/w "I'm the Face" was reissued in 1980 and reached #49 in the UK.
"Zoot Suit" is the opening track from the compilation album The Who Hits 50! released in October 2014.
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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