Pete Townshend Says “You Don’t Enjoy Food Or S*x…” While Speaking At Length About Drug Addiction: “It Allows You To Do Dangerous, Radical Things”


By Bang Showbiz

'It doesn't disable you': Pete Townshend talks heroin use
‘It doesn’t disable you’: Pete Townshend talks heroin use (Picture Credit: Bang Showbiz)

Pete Townshend believes taking heroin helped him do “dangerous, radical” things. The 78-year-old rocker – who has three children with ex-wife Karen Astley and is now married to Rachel Fuller – has opened up about the struggles in his relationship with The Who’s manager Kit Lambert when he was writing his infamous ‘lost’ rock opera ‘Life House’ in 1970 and insisted he doesn’t blame his mentor’s drug addiction for the rift.

Pete Townshend told The Times newspaper: “I’ve used heroin myself and it doesn’t disable you. It mostly means you don’t enjoy food or s*x, but also that you don’t give a f*** and that can allow you to do dangerous, radical things. Kit was in New York, forging a new career for himself. I was noodling about with The Who, trying to make a record to equal ‘Tommy‘, and he just wasn’t interested.”

“He didn’t like my interest in spirituality, which came after some serious LSD crashes, and he was strangely disdainful of my marriage. I was with this very pretty woman who wore flowery dresses, lived in a house by the river, we had two pretty little daughters . . . and he sneered at it.”

In March 1971, Kit re-emerged and suggested Pete did some recording over in New York at the Record Plant studio, but when the manager disappeared again, the ‘Baba O’Reilly’ hitmaker – …read more

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