Half A Who Can Still Rock At Full Power
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#1 Oct 30, 2008
Too bad Mr. Danton feels that "Roger Daltry singing Pete Townshend songs" show at the casino was somehow relevant to the original band's sound or concerts. Without the power duo of Entwistle & Moon maintaining the original freshness of the real Who, this rendition of 'take the money and run' just did not cut it. For people who did not have the opportunity to see Keith Moon in the center of the stage furiously setting the tempo for the rage that the Who had, playing off of John Entwistle's driving rhythmic bass, I am sure hearing these songs live was a treat. For me, it is a sign of the times. This was not the Who no matter what spin Townshend puts on it. And hasn't been for quite some time...
#2 Nov 14, 2008
Well I'll just hop into the old WAY BACK machine and...
Well what do you know, this Saturday Night there is one of those old concerts being played in select theaters (selected by their willingness to pay) from 1977. In fact it was a concert created for the movin pictures, filmed for The Kids Are Alright.
You are right, two of the 4 leads are gone. Zak does a workman's job of it and Pino is just not Mr. Bassman as the Ox was. But what could you do? They're dead, it's not like Bill Wyman sitting at home while the ersatz Stones tour.
This is The Who. There is not another one.
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