Forum Encore CD Review
schrade at akrobiz.com
Tue Apr 27 17:20:31 CDT 2004
I received my Forum show CD yesterday. I got the March 24th show.
The middle Forum show.
Sounds great. Pete's guitar has a beefier tone than the 2002 Encore CDs.
Must be that HiWatt head.
Daltrey's vocals are loud in the mix. Strained at times, he still sounds OK.
He's singing in a lower register & using some different phrasing at times.
Daltrey fucking rules, let's be honest.
Zak is nice & loud, too. But the more I listen to him with The Who, the
more I think that he really doesn't approach things too differently than
Kenney Jones did. (!) Controlled with occasional rolls!
Pino is practically invisible. Sonically. I mean, the bottom end is there.....
BUT! Where's the rest? Where's this great session player? Where?
Rabbit & Simon thankfully aren't overblown in the mix.
Listening to these live CDs my mind is stuck on Pete & Roger. And Zak
on occasion. OK, & Rabbit, too. But in my mind, I'm envisioning only
Pete & Rog. I sometimes have to remind myself that Pino was onstage!
"Oh yeah! Pino! Where the fuck is he?!!"
Fun banter between songs. RGLB & the partial ORW are powerful stage
numbers! I was surprised!
I like this CD. It's New Who but it's still good Who. Many energetic,
fist-in-the-air moments. It's what we have left. Pete & Rog. And the
rest of the musicians who help prop them up. Long Live The Who.
Did I say I liked this CD? ;-) I'm going to the MSG show. This CD is
making me *thankful* that I'm going to the MSG show. I won't have to
imagine Pete & Rog in my mind. I can't pump my fist in the air while
watching them live. Life is great! And so is The Who! Still.
- SCHRADE in Akron
The Council For Secular Humanism
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