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Re: Pino's sound at Forum
> So what? The Stones care only about image and marketing,
Image & marketing are part of the game, man! Big League Rock & Roll!
The Who used to be in the Big League. From the late '60s to the early
'80s. Then Townshend bailed.
> and it shows in their music.
I don't know. I mean, the Stones aren't as raw, mean, & angry as The
Who; I know that. But the Stones aren't exactly going through the motions.
They know how to put on a decent, exciting show. Not my cup of tea
musically, but a decent show nonetheless. I can see that.
> The Who are a band with depth and meaning.
That's one of the positives, sure. But I feel they could've been so much
And like my Stones friend says - say what you want, but those guys are
a hard-working, dedicated band. We Who fans pick at little morsels of
new music tossed to us every eight years while the Stones give their fans
full-length new albums every three or four years. So-the-fuck-what if the
albums aren't spectacular. They're there. They exist as pieces of music.
As pieces of art.
Plus, their constant & inventive touring. Makes The Who look like a club
band. I won't go into live set-lists again.
I love The Who. But I get jealous 'cause they seem so *little* compared
to the Stones. And the kicker is that it wasn't always that way. The Who
used to be as big & mighty as the Stones. Plus, they had that depth to
go along with it. That truth. That intelligence.
Then, it's like Pete took a pit-stop that lasted six years & the band
wasn't able to catch up to the new leaders. (Yeah sure, it's not a race,
blah blah blah....)
Mood swing: I just bought the new Uncut magazine with Pete on the cover,
plus the lengthy Pete interview, & the cool-looking ROOTS OF TOMMY
CD. Yeah, Mama!!
The Stones can't stop me from getting my Who-groove on!! Fuckin'
- SCHRADE in Akron
The Council For Secular Humanism