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Re: I tip my hat to the New (Year's) resolution
> > He knows well enough that his solo career is only going to lose
> > him money. A Who project is his only chance to make a little cash.
> While I agree with the above statement, I really hope that's not his
His main motivation seems to be appeasing Daltrey at this point in time.
I'm sure there's more to it than that; if Pete didn't want to do it, he
wouldn't. But I get the feeling he's making a sacrifice (?) in order to
make Daltrey's wish come true.
Man, just think for a minute what their relationship has evolved into.
They start out as two guys, working rock & rollers, in the same band,
who practically hate each other. They know they need each other but
personality-wise, they're opposite ends of the spectrum.
Fortunately, they have the other two members of the band to act as a sort
of buffer between their warring ideologies. One member dies but it's
still a group; down to three, but still a group.
Finally, the last of the "buffers" passes away & the only thing left is
the bare bones of the group. Arguably the two most important members but
ironically the two most disparate personalities.
Think how naked they must feel. How awkward. Sure they've known each
other for decades but they're not exactly mates. And with all the buffers
removed they're forced together more so than they have ever been.
These two "non-mates" now have more in common with each other than anyone
else living on this planet. They're the two surviving members of one of
the greatest rock & roll bands ever. Fate has thrust these opposites
Do we need a new studio album to further explore their dynamic relation-
ship? Or is the fact that they finally seem to be developing an actual
friendship enough for us Who fans.
The thought of a new studio album makes me feel nervous & uncertain. But
the thought of Pete & Roger just simply sharing a lunch - talking, laugh-
ing, reminiscing - makes me feel happy. They don't need to prove any-
thing else to me. I'm pleased that, after all these years, they've finally
become "mates." That's good enough for me.
- SCHRADE in Akron