Who live backing vox
schrade at akrobiz.com
Fri Nov 26 11:46:48 CST 2004
> Let's be honest. The Who's live backing vocals have always been horrible.
I'm with Colorado Jim on this one, Mc. Your statement is too sweeping &
can be easily disproved by the R&R Circus performance of "A Quick One,"
to name only one example.
But, there did seem to be a significant downturn in the execution of the backing
vocals from the mid-'70s onward - *on certain songs.* (Hard for Pete to really
mess up his backing vocals on, say, WGFA, for example.)
I remember first hearing the backing vocals on "See Me, Feel Me" from the
'73 KBFH show & cringing. John was way too loud & giving a weird, some-
what off-key emphasis each time he said, "I...." ("I get the music....," "I climb
the mountain....," etc.) I remember thinking, "Why is he singing it like that?"
So, let's amend your statement to read, "The Who's live backing vocals have
*sometimes* been horrible." *That* I can agree with.
- SCHRADE in Akron
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