Hello, CSI maniacs! If you are a music freak or The Who fan, today I would like to bring you some awesome facts you need to know about CSI: Miami main theme Won’t get fooled again written and performed by them. To see full list of the songs featured in the series visit the website CSI: MIAMI FAN SITE
Basic information Won’t get fooled again
I guess some of you are fans of The Who, knowing every detail about them and their songs, but others of you don’t know them at all. If you belong to the second group, don’t worry, I am here to help and give you the information you need, so stay with me until the end of the article. The main theme of CSI: Miami is “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, written by Pete Townshend and performed by The Who. Released as a single in June 1971, reached the top 10 in the United Kingdom, while the full version appeared as the final track of the band’s album “Who’s Next”, released in August 1971.
Creation of Won’t get fooled again
Other information worth to show you is the whole process of writing the lyrics and composing melody of the song you hear in all CSI: Miami episodes as well the people standing behind this hit. Pete Townshend wrote the song as a closing track of the album Lifehouse. The lyrics are the form of criticism of revolution and power. To symbolize the spiritual connection he had found in music, Townshend programmed a mixture of human traits into a synthesizer and used it as the main backing instrument throughout the song.
Spotlight on the process of recording the song
Did you know that The Who tried to record the song “Won’t get fooled again” in New York in March 1971, but re-recorded a superior take at Stargroves the next month using the synthesizer from Townshend’s original demo? Ultimately, Lifehouse was abandoned in favor of Who’s Next, where it also became the closing track. The song has been played as a staple of the band’s setlist since 1971. As well as a hit, the song has achieved critical praise, appearing as one of Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Most notable covers of “Won’t get fooled again”
As you surely know, the same as every popular song, CSI: Miami main theme “Won’t get fooled again” by The Who has been covered by several artists. The most notable covers worth to mention to you are the ones by Van Halen, Labelle, Axel Rudi Pell, Hayseed Dixie and Richie Havens (click the artist’s name to hear their version).
This is all worthy information about the CSI main theme I could gather for you to date. I am not a big fan of The Who but this is the song I really like, especially while playing during the CSI: Miami episodes. And what about you? Tell me your opinions in the comments.