Vinyl vg-ex, cover vg-ex
Decca DL 4892
# 384 in Rolling Stone top 500 album
A1 Run Run Run Written-By – Townshend* A2 Boris The Spider Written-By – Entwhistle* A3 I Need You Written-By – Moon* A4 Whiskey Man A5 Cobwebs And Strange Written-By – Moon* A6 Happy Jack Written-By – Townshend* B1 Don't Look Away Written-By – Townshend* B2 See My Way Written-By – Daltrey* B3 So Sad About Us Written-By – Townshend* B4 A Quick One, While He's Away Written-By – Townshend*
Pete Townshend based the "Happy Jack" character on the strange and not-too-intelligent guys who used to hang around English beaches and play with the kids. Townshend would play on the Isle Of Man beach as a kid.
This was featured on The Who's second album, A Quick One. In the US, the album title was changed to "Happy Jack" due to record company fears that the original title was a reference to sex.