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I just had this image of the average American hero – somebody like a Clint Eastwood or a John Wayne. Somebody with eyes like slits, who was basically capable of anything – you know, any kind of murderous act or whatever to get what was required – to get, let's say, his people to safety. And yet, to those people he's saving, he's a great hero, a knight in shining armor – forget the. a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes". Retrieved 15 August 2011.
Something strange goes on between Pete Townshend and his fans. Other cults engage in the same worship and advocacy, but die-hard Who fans don’t stop there. Perhaps because Townshend is a compulsive anthem writer and pronouncement maker, his fans ponder every word. On the surface, All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes is calmer and more didactic than Townshend’s 1980 Empty Glass and the Who’s 1981 Face Dances. Half the time it’s a disquisition on stardom and power. It’s also a mess of contradictions. It’s a listenable mess, to be sure. In fact, there’s hardly a misplaced note on this album. Townshend’s arrangements surge and subside as gracefully as anything in rock; they’re neither static nor jolting
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This is a sharp, intelligent album. Make no mistake: there is much more to Pete Townshend than a windmilling guitar motion and the breaking-up of instruments on stage.