100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’- The Who. The Who’s second single ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’ features some of the first ever guitar feedback. This is also a unique song in The Who catalog- it is the only song that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey wrote together. The singles also features possibly the greatest sessions musician in rock history- Nicky Hopkins on piano. While the single reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart- it failed to even make the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. For some reason at least in the United States the pre- Tommy era classics of The Who seem ignored even on so called ‘classic rock’ radio. Outside of ‘I Can See For Miles’ it is rare to hear a great sounding song like “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’ or their first hit ‘I Can’t Explain.’ I would highly recommend the first of their endless amount of greatest hits packages- Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy- which is the best of The Who up to and including a couple songs from Tommy. A great sounding record- of criminally ignored music from one of the best bands of the era.
Single: ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’- The Who/ Written by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend/ Record Company-Brunswick/ Recorded on April 13, 14, 1965/ Time: 2:41/ Produced by Shel Talmy/ Released on May 21, 1965 in UK and June 5, 1965 in US/ Peaked at- did not chart in US Billboard Hot 100, #10 in UK Singles Chart.