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Mon Mar 26 20:50:32 CDT 2007

I knew you could do it, Roger! :-) 

> http://www.tbo.com/entertainment/MGBZUUDEQZE.html 
> The Who Make Howling Return To Tampa 
> By CURTIS ROSS The Tampa Tribune 
> Published: Mar 26, 2007 
> TAMPA - The question had to have been in the back of fans' minds for the first 
> 90 minutes of The Who's set Sunday: 
> Could singer Roger Daltrey manage The Scream?
> The Scream is that superhuman blood-curdling howl Daltrey emits at the climax of 
> "Won't Get Fooled Again," a feat that is as much athletic prowess as it is 
> emotional catharsis.
> > Sunday's show, before a Ford Amphitheatre crowd of 9,500, was the make-up date 
> guitarist Pete Townshend promised the crowd on March 13.
> As on the earlier date, Daltrey took the stage clutching a mug of tea and 
> Townshend slashed out the opening chords to "I Can't Explain."
> Even before he began singing, Daltrey looked like the cocky singer of yore, 
> swinging his mic cord.
> When he sang the song's opening line - "Got a feelin' inside" - the crowd let 
> off a roar that was part encouragement, part relief.
> Daltrey's voice did sound rough in patches, but as he told the crowd, "what I've 
> got is yours. And if you all sing along, no one gives a ? anyway."
> The crowd did just that on "Baba O'Riley," nearly drowning out Daltrey on 
> occasion. Sometimes the roughness worked to his advantage, as on "Man in a 
> Purple Dress," where it emphasized the song's anger at judgmental authority 
> figures.
> Although Daltrey's voice was the center of attention, what most impressed Sunday 
> night was the sound of The Who playing as a band.
> Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Zak Starkey have the thankless task of 
> replacing legends - John Entwistle and Keith Moon, respectively. But the playing 
> of both was so enmeshed into the band's sound that it's inaccurate to think of 
> them simply as hired hands.
> Townshend was masterful as ever. A string of hits performed Sunday - "The Kids 
> Are Alright," "My Generation," "Behind Blue Eyes" - attest to his place in 
> rock's pantheon.
> And when that moment came in "Won't Get Fooled Again," when some in the crowd 
> surely held their breath, Daltrey delivered, his "YEAH!" defying age, 
> bronchitis, false leaders and the notion that The Who, two down and 40-plus 
> years on, aren't still a vital voice for rock 'n' roll. 
> -Brian in Atlanta 
> The Who This Month! 
> http://www.thewhothismonth.com

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