Just another, great part of the game-changing album, Tommy. So much part of the ambience of the period. Always listenable. Take it or leave it sort of track. Classic. Long time in coming for the band. Despite claims to the contrary (Keith Richards), Brian Jones did participate to some degree on this song, and in fact, he had played an acetate of the early version to his father. Because its unavoidable in any look back to the events of 1969, here are some of the crimes committed by Charles Manson and his "family" used as a build up to the August 8-9 "Helter Skelter" murders: The murder of Crowe, then scrawling "political piggy" on Hinman's wall were significant as Manson believed Crowe was a member of the Black Panther Party. Since Manson had railed against black people to his "family" for years, and preached his plans to start a race war, he believed the Panthers--looking for some "ultimate" revolution against white society (they were not), used this fantasized Panther threat to implicate them to law enforcement, hence the slang "pig" used at Hinman's murder site, thus, with the streets of America already in a constant state of chaos over race and other issues, he believed acts such as Hinman's gruesome murder would send the white law enforcement/establishment on the rampage against black people. In other words, his moronic "Helter Skelter" plot. Hinman's murder would be the last act committed by the Manson family before their most infamous crimes.