Roger Daltrey in Q
magazine March 2008: "I always thought The Who went through a weird period after 'My Generation
' (November 1965) that lasted until we did 'Magic Bus
' (October 1968). I thought it all went a bit sloppy. But 'I'm A Boy' and 'Pictures Of Lily
' were from that period when I'd been allowed back into the band (Daltrey had been asked to leave after beating up Keith Moon over his heavy use of amphetamines). My ego had been crushed. I was insecure and it showed in my voice. When I first heard those songs, I was like, 'Oi, what's this all about?' I didn't think I could find the right voice for them. You can hear it when you listen to them now, but my insecurity made those songs sound better. It was a happy accident."