Live Quadrophenia



jimthewhofan at aol.com jimthewhofan at aol.com
Mon Feb 1 16:11:50 UTC 2010




>>But to answer your question about an acoustic Quad, played by just Pete and 
oger: even if it doesn't quite "work", I'd still love to hear them try it.<<




Sounds like it would be dreadfully dull. Sorry, can't endorse it.




-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Bailey <Martin.Bailey at netsoltech.com>
To: Thewho at Igtc. Com (E-mail) <thewho at igtc.com>
Sent: Mon, Feb 1, 2010 10:12 am
Subject: Live Quadrophenia


Ernie pondered:
> could an acoustic performance of "quad" work?
To be fair, I think that Zak, Rabbit, Simon and even Pino would do a more than 
dequate backing band job for a live Quad performance.  (Except for maybe the 
ass solo in 5:15.)  Not as good as Keith and John, of course, but still more 
han passable.

ut to answer your question about an acoustic Quad, played by just Pete and 
oger: even if it doesn't quite "work", I'd still love to hear them try it.
Think of Drowned, for example: it sounds great when the whole band play it.  But 
t arguably sounds even better when Pete does his great acoustic version of it - 
ith just his guitar and vocals.
To extrapolate this up to the whole album: there are many parts where Pete's 
coustic guitar, Roger's vocals (and occasional Pete vocals too) would just 
ound great.
But there's other parts that would sound limp.  The instrumentals - Quadrophenia 
nd The Rock - would Pete's single guitar be enough to fill out these tracks?  I 
oubt it.
Maybe Rog could help strum a few chords on the guitar too.

nd Love Reign O'er Me: there could be a piano on the stage for Pete to play the 
ntro on.
And they would still need tapes, for I Am The Sea, etc.  It starts to get more 
omplex.

Overall: I think I'd prefer the whole band to play.

But - whether its the full band or just acoustic - the big question is:
ho would do Keith's vocals on Bellboy?  NO ONE is qualified for that.
 wouldn't be surprised if The Who pulled out a guest star for the TCT gig, just 
or this one song.
ut who?  Sting?  Ringo?  Random member of the audience?
-MB




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