Townshend Explains Who Hit After Conservatives Vote It Number One
The Who rocker Pete Townshend has hit back at US political watchers who have picked his WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN anthem as the best conservative rock song. The track topped the notoriously conservative National Review publication's Top 50 Conservative Rock Songs poll - but rather than celebrate the honour, Townshend insists those who voted for the song have misinterpreted its meaning. In a posting on his website, the guitarist states, "It is not precisely a song that decries revolution - it suggests that we will indeed fight in the streets - but that revolution, like all action can have results we cannot predict. Don't expect to see what you expect to see. Expect nothing and you might gain everything. "(The song was) meant to let politicians and revolutionaries alike know that what lay in the centre of my life was not for sale, and could not be co-opted into any obvious cause." Townshend's explanation comes after National Review writer JOHN J MILLER revealed the song made the list because it "swears off naive idealism once and for all".