The Who draws on the big picture

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

The Who's entire career seemed to unfold as a seamless concept album Tuesday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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Phil Graham

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#65
Mar 9, 2007
 
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Did you not notice that the balcony was CLOSED (curtained off) except for the end zone. His attendance numbers were correct.
Uh you don't have to be a jerk about it. It's kind of hard to see the balcony is CL0SED if the curtains are BLACK and all the lights are OFF.
Count Rockula

Fillmore, IN

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Mar 9, 2007
 
I thought it was an amazing show. We were about 20ft in front of the soundboard, and DEAD Center. That mix was perfect. I'm not sure how it sounded to everyone else, but it was a dream mix from where we were. Wasn't real loud, no shrill frequencies, nothing.

I thought Daltry's voice was FAR better than he gave himself credit for! YOU try singing hard with your head tilted straight back half the time! It's very hard to do!

Pete was Pete. A Rock God. He still has that "something" that makes him such a legend. He can play so little, and say so much. He was in great spirits it seemed. The band was fab.

I don't think some of you guys give Pino or Simon the credit they deserve. Pino is a MONSTER. And I watch him a lot that night. He plays everything like John did, but also throws in his own "thing". I loved Entwhistle, and I wished he were still with us, but I didn't miss him all THAT much because Pino was so great.

I think Simon is the glue that holds it all together. He's there with the backup vocals that Pete can't sing anymore. He's holding down a super steady rhythm, playing mandolin, etc. Being a musician, I can tell you that they would be a much diff band without Simon in it, and Pete knows it. check out his band:

http://www.casbahclub.co.uk/

Zak is killer and the best drummer for the WHO since Keith. They've had some great drummers, and even some more skilled drummers. But Zak is the perfect compliment to Moon I think. I hope they keep going for 20 more years! Bands like Fall Out Boy won't be playing to 10,000 people in Indy in 35 years, I guarantee it.
first time seeing them

Louisville, KY

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Mar 9, 2007
 
Agree. Sound was great for me and everyone I talked to. "Props" to the sound engineers. Spot on.
whodunnit

San Francisco, CA

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#69
Mar 11, 2007
 
for sure,the who rocks. me? not like i once did.i went to see the who but mostly saw nasty as of the person next to me.im not so young anymore and worked all day tuesday.i really didnt want to stay on my feet till 11pm to see a show that i spent 200 bucks on. sit down, shut up, you can see the show and maybe everyone behind you can as well. i got burnt
luis

Pueblo Nuevo, Panama

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Mar 11, 2007
 
THE WHO is the band that carries Rock movement to new hights and now that few bands atract and can sustain a loyal fan base for more than 5 years, one wonders who tomorrow will be "The Who" among 2007 bands.

The only problem with The Who is the predictable set list. They dont take risks. There are many many great WHO songs that have never been played on stage by the band, and it seems they will never do them. Goin Mobile and The Song is Over from "Who s' Next", and "You" from "Face Dances" among many. Other songs they played a handful of times like "Slip Kid", "Trick of the Light", "Relax", "Can See For Miles" or "Music Must Change"....Roger Daltrey is the one to blame because he is the one who does the set lists.
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Mar 11, 2007
 
luis wrote:
The only problem with The Who is the predictable set list. They dont take risks. There are many many great WHO songs that have never been played on stage by the band, and it seems they will never do them. Goin Mobile and The Song is Over from "Who s' Next", and "You" from "Face Dances" among many. Other songs they played a handful of times like "Slip Kid", "Trick of the Light", "Relax", "Can See For Miles" or "Music Must Change"....Roger Daltrey is the one to blame because he is the one who does the set lists.
Well, three of those probably won't get played. "You" and "Trick of The Light" are played on an 8 string bass (I'm sure Pino could play one of course, but he is more of a 4 string fretless guy who has to play the fretted bass), and "Music Must change" does not have percussion (this was because Moon could not keep the rhythm going in 6/8 time; the footsteps you hear on the track are Townshend's as he is keeping time for the rest of the group). All that aside, I would love to hear a concert comprising mostly of the songs from "Who's Next" and "Who Are You". Actually, a show from The Who with all of the intended Lifehouse tunes would be smokin'. Lifehouse could have been a follow up to the Tommy and Quad tours. Wishful dreamin' on my part, though.
Greatest band EVER

New Albany, IN

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Mar 12, 2007
 
Day on the Green, Oakland, 1976. Whew.

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