Where we all at, at the moment?
seeker at elkvalley.net
Tue Jan 18 21:39:06 CST 2005
See in text for my 2 cents worth....
At 05:06 PM 1/17/05, you wrote:
> > You're right. In many ways, this is going to be more like one of Pete's
> > solo albums. But, Roger's going to be singing
Good point - if it happens, and another Pete solo a-la PD, or White, or
Empty Glass great.
>I hope the songs accommodate Roger's diminished range. Sounds harsh,
>but I think Pete has the better, wider range at this stage in their lives.
Yes, but range is one part, put the two voices into a mix of songs on the
same disc, with Roger's 'depth' or tonality....
> > and, allegedly, contributing songs!
>Wonder how many of those will get played live.
lucky number 1
> > How much of a "stir" has this new U2 album caused? About what you're
> > describing, right?
>Well, VERTIGO has hit No.1 in the U.S., the U.K., & Canada. I don't
>expect the new Who album to do that. U2 has momentum. They've
>been releasing albums & playing live shows practically nonstop since 1980.
And surviving 'Pop' and some other rather disappointing albums too!!
> > What can The Who do with about 1% of the publicity
>Hope for a Top Twenty? Which, when said, doesn't sound so outrageous
>What disturbs me is the way RGLB & ORW seemed to have been ignored
>by most radio stations. I never heard either one on the radio. I know they
>were played in other areas of the country. And, despite in the Lewinski
>market, they never became "hits."
> > Sometimes really mediocre stuff is very popular. Think 80's Genesis.
But are they even mediocre? I don't see them as radio fodder....in
fact.....I was, and am disappointed by them (and by their exposure/lack
there of too)
>Not a Genesis fan, sorry.
> > Pete Townshend has never made a bad album, in my mind,
>IRON MAN is pretty bad. IMO.
Pretty bad? Real bad possibly - coulda been my last PT purchase ever....but
for a friend who helped.
> > What do you consider to be the last *great* album Pete or The Who
> > have released?
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