May 9, 2021

A Man Is A Man

This song plays a part in Pete’s short story “Fish Shop” from Horse’s Neck: “The band began the song and Pete sang venomously. The words celebrated men being real men; real men didn’t need to display their toughness but needed to be able to know compassion and self-sacrifice.” Quite a distance from “I’m a Man” and “A Legal Matter” on The Who’s first LP. This song was performed live on and off during the first half of the 1982 tour and was not performed after that. Click here to see the original lyric sheet: A Man Is A Man