Author(s): Dougan John
Since its release, "Sell Out", though still not the best selling release in "The Who's" catalog, has been embraced by a growing number of fans. As much as it is an expression of the band's expanding sonic palette, this work also functions as a critique of the rock and roll lifestyle.
John Dougan is assistant professor in the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and an adjunct assistant professor of Music History and Literature in the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, USA. A former musician and still freelance critic, he has contributed to numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, Option, CD Review, Rock and Roll Disc and Journal of Popular Music Studies.