The Who ‎– Substitute

Polydor ‎– FM 7217
Vinyl, 7", Single

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A The Who Substitute
Written-By – P. Townshend*
B The Who Orchestra Waltz For A Pig
Written-By – Harry Butcher

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
591001 The Who Substitute / Instant Party(7", Single, Mono, 3-p) Reaction 591001 UK 1966 Sell This Version
591001 The Who / The Who Orchestra* The Who / The Who Orchestra* - Substitute / Waltz For A Pig(7", Single, Mono, RE) Reaction 591001 UK 1966 Sell This Version
NH-591001 The Who Substitute(7", Single, Mono) International Polydor Production NH-591001 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
NHH 212 The Who Substitute(7", Single) International Polydor Production NHH 212 Greece 1966 Sell This Version
45-6409 The Who Substitute(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-6409 US 1966 Sell This Version


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January 2, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Unique single from The Who. This version of Substitute has alternate lyrics. "I look all white but my dad was black" is replaced by "I try walking forward but my feet walk back". The same change of lyrics happened with the US version, but the US version has no second verse and chorus, reducing its running time to 2 minute 59 seconds. The unique thing about the South African pressing is that the South African pressing has alternate lyrics AND the second verse and chorus, giving it the original running time of 3 minute 45 seconds. Pressed in small quantities.