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Re: Who's got Stones

> Why any man, woman or beast would find Mick Jagger attractive is 
> completely beyond me.  

Well, it happens.  People find *Pete Townshend* attractive, too. 

> I just couldn't believe how bad Mick in particular sounded.

I don't hear it.  I mean, he sounds older.  His voice isn't perfect.
But I think you're being way too critical.  The guy takes care of his
voice.  He sees throat specialists, he does vocal warm-ups before
shows,....  I don't think he sounds *that* bad.  You could make the
same argument against Daltrey, for that matter.  There may be some
dude on a Stones list, right now, saying The Who suck 'cause Daltrey's
vocals have been horrible since 1982.

> And, don't you believe that the fact they have been more popular has 
> encouraged them to release more music, which has in turn made them 
> even more popular?  

Sure, I believe that.  But what's wrong with that game-plan?  I know
Mick & Co. enjoy their wealth.  Just like I know Pete & Rog enjoy theirs.
But if you're gonna be a band, then *be* a band.  Like the Stones.  Don't
approach it in a half-assed manner like The Who.  Be a goddamned working
band or quit completely.

The half-assed Who has given me some special moments, sure.  However, 
I'm a Who-Freak.  But what are they contributing to Rock & Roll?  And 
don't be so quick to dismiss that question.  Pete holds Rock & Roll in 
high regard.  He knows its power; what it can do; the positive effects 
it can induce; what a rock band can achieve; how a rock band can help

> Both bands live off of their old material.  

The Who rehearse 20 songs for a tour.  The Stones rehearse 100 - 200.
You do see the difference, right?

> Let's play a game.


> If The Who do record a new album and then tour, what would be your 
> ideal set?  Let's assume they play 5-7 songs from the new album.  What 
> other 15 songs would you want them to play?

How about this:  I'll take the recent RAH set-list & let you know what
can be dropped.

Who Are You - Keep it.  It's one of the mainstays.

I Can't Explain - Drop it.  Make some room for new material.

Substitute - Drop it.

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - Drop it.

Baba O'Riley - Keep it.  A mainstay.

Behind Blue Eyes - Drop it.  Really, who would miss it?

5.15 - Jesus, drop it.

Sea and Sand - Drop it.

Love Reign O'er Me - Drop this horrible live song.

Eminence Front - Drop it.  Who would care?

You Better You Bet - Drop it.  Who would care?

Real Good Looking Boy - Keep it.  New song.

The Kid's Are Alright - Drop it.

My Generation / Old Red Wine - Drop MG.  Keep ORW.

Won't Get Fooled Again - Keep it.  A mainstay.

Pinball Wizard - Keep it.  A mainstay.

Amazing Journey / Sparks - Time to drop it.

See Me Feel Me / Listening To You - Keep it.  A mainstay.

There.  I cleared *eleven* songs from the set-list, leaving some choice
"hits."  Now, fill those eleven slots with some rarities & maybe some
*minor* hits & you'll have a fresh, exciting, *new* set-list. 

- SCHRADE in Akron

The Council For Secular Humanism