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The Special Pillow took 25+ years to get around to recording a cover song, but here it is: a timely interpretation of The Who’s “1921.” Removed from a rock-operatic context, “1921” displays a concise and disorienting blend of hope and denial that seems most appropriate for right now.


released November 18, 2020
Katie Gentile: vocals, violin, viola
Peter Stuart: guitar, vocals
Eric Marc Cohen: drums
Dan Cuddy: bass, smartphone synth, fake mellotron, vocals

Produced by Mitch Rackin

Recorded by Rob Weisberg, Jacob Matheus, Dave Abel, and Dan Cuddy

Written by Peter Dennis Townshend
Copyright Spirit Four Music o/b/o Fabulous Music Ltd
and Abkco Music Inc. Pete Townshend Catalog




The Special Pillow Hoboken, New Jersey

For the past two decades, The Special Pillow have operated from the margins of the marginal, creating a distinctive string- driven sound—a heady brew encompassing concise ’60s-flavored pop gems, dreamy psychedelic reveries, and a propulsive drive redolent of the antipodean indie acts of the ‘80s. ... more

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