Back in 1983, Pete Townshend released the first in a series of CD compilations—titled Scoop
, Another Scoop
and Scoop 3
—that offered an inside look into his approach to making music. Those homespun recordings of demos and rarities—the bulk of which were made in the ‘70s—were anthologized in 2002 on a 2-CD set titled Scooped. In this classic interview, conducted with Townshend in the summer of 2002, we get a fascinating glimpse into the creative mind of one of rock’s greatest artists.