The Who at Live Aid
schrade at akrobiz.com
Tue Nov 16 17:53:24 CST 2004
I just watched The Who's portion of the new Live Aid DVD.
Fist off, WGFA is *not* edited. I thought it might be because the
satellite feed went out for a few seconds during this song (as it did
for most of "My Generation" & "Pinball Wizard" - which aren't
featured on this DVD).
What I didn't know was that while the satellite feed was down,
Daltrey made a boo-boo by starting the "I move myself & my
family aside...." lyric too early, abandoning it, & then *not* sing-
ing it when he was supposed to. That was all unknown to me
these long years.
So, that means "My Generation" & "Pinball Wizard" *do* exist
in their entirety. Interesting.
The picture is clear. All the camera edits seem to match the broad-
cast as it was originally aired. The sound is good but Entwistle is
too low in the mix - just like the original broadcast. Lots of Rabbit
A truncated Jack Nicholson introduction from America is included.
Then, a quick cut to The Who taking the stage. And then, an edit
takes us directly to Daltrey introducing LROM.
That's about it. Pete looks to be in his pissy-mood, left over from
the '82 tour. He's dressed like he just came from working on his
roof. Jeans & Nikes! Kenney Jones looks a bit scared. Good 'ole
OX is there. <sniff> Daltrey & Rabbit are both very animated -
as is Pete once he gets going.
Incidentally, this DVD package is very cheap. I got mine for $24.99
at Best Buy (4 DVDs) & I've heard they're even cheaper at Target
stores (I couldn't locate any at my local Target).
Now,......on to Ultravox!!!!
- SCHRADE in Akron
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