pkeets at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 6 23:04:56 CST 2005
>I'm not sure if we're about to hear any new material from them, specially
"commercial failure" of RGLB and ORW.
Were these commercial failures? They did sell the compilation to a lot of
die hard Whofans who likely wouldn't have bought it otherwise, and I notice
that compilation continues to do pretty well at Amazon.com. It's true that
they didn't achieve any radio play to speak of, but I don't think that's the
criterion these days.
That brings up another question. What are the criteria for commercial
success these days?
>Let's face it, it's safer for an act like The Who to keep on touring every
>two or three years playing the old catalogue. Why should they risk it all
>for the sake of proving them as an up-to-date creative unit?
Because they're artists and this is what they do? The question is about
retirement, I think. Is there an age when musicians should retire from
active work? Most artists seems to love their art and continue working
right on. It's only if you're a bus driver or something that you "retire"
and quit work to do the things you really want to do.
>I pray every day for new Who material, but if it comes from solo Pete or
solo Daltrey I'll be satisfied.
They're going to dribble it out to us a song at a time from now on. Did you
buy Roger's MOONLIGHTING album to hear the one new song he wrote and
recorded for it? ;)
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