Spinner UK on Roger in Los Angeles



Jim nakedi at comcast.net
Wed Oct 21 14:24:25 UTC 2009


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From: "Martin Bailey" <mbailey at netsoltek.co.uk>

>> > Who songs like "I Can See For Miles" were arguably the framework of the
>> > night. In its recorded version, that track featured Townshend on vocals
>> > because, as Daltrey explained, "I never sang it on record, my voice is 
>> > too
>> > gruff, rough."
>
> Ernie said:
>
>> ????????  I've heard this song thousands of times, and always heard roger
>> on the track..
>
> I know what you mean.  I questioned that quote too, when I read it.  I 
> ALWAYS thought it was Roger.
>
> But I listened to the studio ICSFM again yesterday, and now I'm not so 
> sure.  It doesn't really sound like either Roger or Pete.  Its sung with 
> such a thick American accent.  I couldn't say for certain which of them it 
> is.
>
> Ernie - listen to the song again, and let me know what you think.
>
> The few live versions we have though are definitely clearly Roger.  I 
> think that's the voice I hear in my head whenever I think of that song.

It's Roger on every version.  I'm telling you, Roger must have made the 
comment about Going Mobile.

Jim M 



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