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You can hear previews of the likes of '5:15' and 'Dirty Jobs' on the guitar hero's official website...

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has premiered material from the forthcoming ‘QUADROPHENIA’ musical via his official website.

As previously reported, Townshend has been working with playwright Joe Penhall to develop a script, which has been given its blessing by the director of the National Theatre in London, Trevor Nunn.

The film ‘Quadrophenia’ became a cult classic following its release in 1979, and starred Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash as mods in 60s London.

In April, Townshend conducted the first workshop of ‘Quadrophenia’ in a small theatre in Shepherd’s Bush, London. Now, some early versions of the songs set for the musical have been posted on Townshend’s official website at www.petetownshend.com.

Writing in his diary about the tracks, Townshend said: “(The songs) represent a small part of the week’s work. Remember this was deliberately a simple process. Just three musicians and four singers, and a single stereo mic recorded to a DAT machine.

“Several of the songs had only been rehearsed once or twice, and two of the team had never worked on the music before. In theatre workshops the rule is to rehearse with piano only until the show goes up. I think the sound here is good enough to use in real performances – perhaps with a little bass here and there, and some synthesiser sound effects and pads.”

Clips of the tracks ‘The Real Me’, ‘Cut My Hair’, ‘Dirty Jobs’, ‘5:15’, ‘Is It In My Head’, ‘Helpless Dancer’ and ‘Quadrophenia’ are currently available.

To listen to the tracks, [url=]click here.