Rock Hall's "Night School" Who Lecture
schrade at akrobiz.com
Sat Apr 30 16:53:34 CDT 2005
> I went too, but I had a lesser impression of the proceedings.
Your impression may be more accurate as I was just excited
to be attending a lecture on The Who. There *was* a bit of
hokeyness to it. Did you pick up the handouts?!
> For the most part, it seemed like a bunch of guys trying to one-up
> each other with their Who knowledge (of which I was guilty myself).
Really? I didn't feel that. The audience participation didn't go
overboard, IMO. And, as for Who fans trying to show off &
profess their knowledge....? Aren't we all Mods at heart?
Trying to establish our first-class ticket rankings? ;-)
> The only thing I learned that I didn't know before was when
> Scott corrected the stuttering myth. I had always heard that Roger
> stuttered because he had trouble reading the lyrics the first time
> and they liked it and kept it.
Well, anyone who purchased an early printing of Richard Barnes'
book MAXIMUM R&B knows what's what. Those editions
contained a "flexi-single" (remember those?) of Pete's demos of
"Pinball Wizard" & "My Generation."
The "My Generation" demo (the second of Pete's attempts) *does*
contain the stuttering (albeit to a lesser degree) & also the bass
solo breaks (sounding like Pete simply playing the low E on his
acoustic guitar). This demo has never been officially released,
IFIRC. Unless you count the book.
> Scott, do you have a goatee and were you sitting in the back?
That was me! I can't believe you were there & we didn't speak.
We'll catch up at the next one....
> I was the guy who told everyone they should get the TKAA
> DVD just to watch the "John" channel on Baba and WGFA.
> since it is hard for me to get out on weeknights and I have the
> records and videos, I could have skipped this one.
You're right there. If you're a pretty solid Who freak & were going
hoping to learn nuggets of new information, you would've been
> I'm not going to the Murray Lerner, but am going to try real hard
> to get to the Marsh, Stamp, and Stein lectures.
I'll be in contact before those shows so we can set up plans to
> I'm going to see the exhibit Monday afternoon, so I'll report back
> on whether or not they did a good job with it.
Definitely do that. Someone on another list said it focused too much
on the 1975 TOMMY film.
- SCHRADE in Akron
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