more on Super Bowl lip-synching

Chris Frate cfrate at
Sat Feb 13 17:36:37 UTC 2010

I think when you see Pete rush back to the mic (if what you're talking about 
occures at the 4:50 point in th video), it's not him you're hearing, but 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Keller" <shkeller55 at>
To: "The Who Mailing List" <thewho at>
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:20 AM
Subject: more on Super Bowl lip-synching

Here's the Super Bowl performance, split into 2 Youtube videos:


You can see some vocal/lip-synching miscues in a few places. In the first 
video there's one place where you hear Pete singing but he's not at the 
mike, and when he hears his voice on the PA he moves back towards it 
quickly. And at the 2:48 mark in the second one Roger's lips don't match 
what we're hearing. There are probably other little glitches too. But still, 
at times the vocals do *sound* live.

The drums look live; they and the cymbals are moving in cadence with the 
music, and Zak's hands and feet match everything I can hear, as best I can 
tell. And the drums are miked. They could have muted them and not turned the 
mikes on, but I kind of doubt it; it's really hard to mime drumming so it 
looks like you're hitting all the beats just like in a recording. If Zak can 
do that to all those fills he's a lot better actor than I am.

Scott H. Keller
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