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The Who US Tour 2012.

Two-Octave

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Starts November 1. Vintage Trouble opening. They're going to play Quadrophenia (all of it.) at every show.

 

surfshack

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i think that's awesome.
As everybody knows Quadrophenia was a great concept album and movie.
I'm sure it would be good show to see.
 

monty

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I'll be going, I think they are here in Feb. Cant wait, I've never seen them live.
 

dhodgeh

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We've got tix for the 11/2 show in Orlando.

Looking forward to it.

D
 

erksin

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Quadrophenia is like Entwistle's solo album the bass is so prominent - I don't know how they can tour that record in his absence.

My fave Who record ever - hell one of my favorite records by anybody ever, but man I couldn't watch somebody else playing those bass lines.
 

lemmiwinks

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I saw the Who play Quadraphenia a few years back. John was there for it. It was great. Gary Glitter and Billy Idol were up there too.

Daltrey still had his voice. I've seen some recent footage of Roger and it seemed that he didn't have the range still.
 

macca

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Going but the remnants of the who have no respect for what entwistle did for their sound
actually, from the interviews i've read/seen, it seems that both very much understand and appreciate what Entwistle did for their sound, particularly live, where I think Pete has described him as pretty much a one man orchestra. (On the other hand, Pete still can't seem to appreciate how Moon's playing essentially made the Who's sound and elevated Pete's songs (and his and Entwistle's playing) although Roger certainly does.) It is just that Townshend and Daltrey have convinced themselves that it is ok to continue as "The Who" without John (and John, if he were here, really couldn't complain, since he was fine with continuing as the Who without Keith).

I never got to see them with Keith, but the show I saw with John soon before he passed away was absolutely incredible (mostly because of Pete), so I can't really complain about them continuing, because people that go to see them now (if they are playing as a small combo, not with a horn section, 3 guitarists, female back up singers, percussionist etc) are still seeing one of the best live acts out there, just one that is different from the original Who. (And the way Moon was playing at the end of his life, even if he were still around they wouldn't be the same. Entwistle is amazing, but I think Keith has proven harder to replace than John, so much so that even later-day Keith himself couldn't manage it, much less Kenney, Simon, Zak, etc.).


So I wouldn't change the choices they've made (I wouldn't want to have missed out on seeing them live or Face Dances, which I think is pretty underrated, though still quite different from what I think of as The Who). That said, although I like the Who 1000 time more than Zeppelin, I have always admired that LZ essentially just stopped when Bonham died (even if his death might not have been the only reason).
 

soulohio

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I dunno...I think it rather odd that anybody would slight these guys for going out and doing what they do, changes and all...these guys made history like nobody ever will again, and to see even a portion of the original lineup give it there best shot....well, don;t worry, these guys won't be able to stand up there and do it another 20 years... also odd if you realize that John was out there flogging it with his own group whenever he had too much time off between Who gigs. I was at the Cleveland Stadium show back in ....uh, 1987(?) and it was a bad night for our crew personally...and we never actually saw the band except on a jumbotron TV...really unmemorable. I hope this time they leave us with a nice memory...and the Who and other mucicians leave with some afterglow of appreciation for doing it one more time...
 

bluesjuke

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Wow! Pete is the tonemaster whether it's Gibson or Fender, Hiwatt or Fender! :eeks


I'd love to see them ..... if they tour nearby, maybe I'll shell out the bucks and just do it!




Yep, Pete is Pete whether on a LP, SG,Tele, Strat of J-200.

He actually has an early '50s Tele he's used in the studio also for a long time.
I should of course mention a Gretsch as well, Who's Next.

Tulsa is closest for me but right now it's out of the question.
 

Jon C

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Quadrophenia is like Entwistle's solo album the bass is so prominent - I don't know how they can tour that record in his absence.

My fave Who record ever - hell one of my favorite records by anybody ever, but man I couldn't watch somebody else playing those bass lines.
Having seen them do much of Quadrophenia in the (small) Capitol Theater in Passaic NJ in '78, I have to agree.

I don't want to replace the memory picture in my mind of that astoundingly good show with anything else. ;)

Jon
 

dsj

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Going but the remnants of the who have no respect for what entwistle did for their sound
Pete's talked at length about how he's changed his whole approach to playing live since John's death. I don't think he's the one showing lack of respect.
 






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