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Pinball Wizard

Lyrics

Ever since I was a young boy,
I've played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all.
full lyrics
Ever since I was a young boy,
I've played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
acoustic guitar riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Lanew68, Elton John has a cover of this song b/c the rock opera "Tommy" was on Broadway in the eighties, and Elton John was in the play. So they put out a soundtrack.
I think Elton John has a cover of this song, why I don't know.
Thanks 4This Song Played them all!!!
The word is blind, dude.
That deaf dumb black kid ... Ha!
19ninety.fiv e
If you don' know the context, this song is absolutely hilarious. I mean, great song, no matter what, but Plays by sense of smell, is just comedy gold. The Who is a great band.
So this is about a mentally and physically handicapped kid that kicks a** at pinball?
Pinball tone reminds me of great times!
Pinball is for babies
Wow
Awesome tune...
lilshawty619
Mcfly! :)
This song is epic.
This is just great. Recently watched a live video of this, thought it was great despite no guitar breaking.
Ho How Sweet it Is.
F**k yes!! It feels like forever since I've listened to this.
Love that acoustic guitar.
If you listen to the bass, you will give jhon respect
Also dosenet sound like "Joe plays a mean pinball
Yes, a Pete Townshend tour de force!
Great song...The Who!!!<3
Overrated. Ok but overrated
flyguy000555
"Pinball Wizard"
The sound at the begining is Pete Townsehnd on acoustic guitar. He sure makes it sound incredible doesn't he. His strumming hand is flying fast. The overlayed guitar is electric and he makes some awesome pinball sounds with it. When they do it live Pete plays the whole song on an electric. Plus, on the 1989 tour, he did play the acoustic on Pinball Wizard as they had another guitarist on electric. Peace
Is that an acoustic rhythm guitar?
dialgaknight c j
Win.
Pinball is amazing..
Is that an acoustic guitar at the start?
Pinball Wizard - Are you kidding me? This is such a solid song. Brings the house down every time when done Live. Love the pinball sound effects on the electric guitar. Still holds up today. Amazing.
let it roll

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