Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Song of the Week: "Forever's No Time At All", Pete Townshend and Billy Nicholls

Here today is a song from Pete Townshend that is not very much from Pete Townshend. The song is Forever's No Time At All and it appeared on Townshend's debut solo album, Who Came First. The album was released on Track Records in 1972 and consisted largely of material that The Who songwriter had leftover from his work on the 1971 mega record, Who's Next. But this song isn't one of those. In fact, it wasn't written by Townshend. Nor does Pete sing on it. The songwriter and singer is Billy Nicholls, a friend of Pete's who served as the staff songwriter for Immediate Records.

Pete Townshend recorded and produced Nicholls at Townshend's home studio -- where Pete recorded the entirety of Who Came First. True, Pete plays most of the instruments on the song. But, in the end, this is a Billy Nicholls song. We hope you enjoy it.


  1. We’ve got a new podcast up today featuring amongst others: Parliament, Johnny Pate, Billy Childish, The Monks, The Sonics, The Fall and X-Ray Spex. That’s got to be worth and hour of anyone’s time.


  2. I woulda never guessed that that was NOT Townshend singing! I guess I shoulda read the liner notes a bit more closely.