"I was listening to one of their very early records with SUBSTITUTE on, that my son, who's into music more than I am, put on. It was this corrosively cynical, satirical stuff, and (ROGER) DALTREY was adding to it by the nature of his vocals. He really gets it. He helps those songs. They were an unbelievably good rock band." Legendary songwriter Randy Newman is a late convert to The Who.