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Re: This and That

On Sun, 21 Aug 1994, Mason T. Weinrich wrote:
Kevin A. Wilson responds, in context.

> Dear Friends -
> 	I've been lurking quietly here for several months, but now that
> discussions are picking up, I'll probably start to post more often.  I've been
> Who fan since '73, and have seen them regularly since the disaster shows at 
> Madison Square in '74 (although for someone having never seen them before, they
> were anything but a disaster).

 I was a who fan since 1971. "Won't get fooled again" was playing on my 
Am radio while we were, as a family, driving in the car. I heard Petes 
Arp track at the beginning, and wondered if it was an am radio station 
fading in and out.
 I listened for a while, thought the station would kick in.
 That "station" DID with a real force!

 I had all who albums by 1973. All the storebought stuff, a few singles 
that then did not make it on an album....
 I have never been to any who concerts. Ironic. 
 WILL THEY GO ON A 30 year tour? If so, where?
 Its bloodly ironic now that I am in the prime of my life, I can take 
vacations and such, I COULD FLAT FLY PLACES NOW, just to see the who!
 They are the only band that I would like to see in concert!

> 	Several thoughts -
> 	Has anyone but me been upset about PT's lyric rewrite of Tommy for the
> Broadway stage?  Yes, they play was terrific, but the entire meaning was changedfrom being an anti-establishment piece that now celebrates confromity.  I was
> very distressed by that, although it seems to be they way the '90's are going.
> Any thoughts from others?

 Nope, I have not seen Pt lyric rewrite of Tommy.
 I would probably be just as upset as you are.
 The 1990's really need the hippies, the who, and something to challange.
 True pop art, and a real examination of real priorities......
 People, freedom, truth in the end.

> 	Also - there has been little talk of tape trading or bootlegs on this list.  I will be the first to disagree with the ethics of commercial sales of
> boots, but lets face it - some of the best Who music is available there!  If
> anyone needs any convincing, listen to the soundboard tape or CD of San Fran 
> '71 or the audience recording of Edmonton Sundown 12/23/73 - they are pure
> magic.  I think it would be great to share good album/tape reviews here as 
> well.

 Album reviews... The who, Maximum R & B 30 years of R & B: 
Ok. Here goes. I like but not love the thing. More should have been added.
The beginning sounded good. More My Generation album, more Happy Jack 
album, the SELL OUT side one in order of the album. More Tommy. More 
Who's Next (Going Mobile). More Quadropenia. More middle era (who by 
numbers, who are you.) More last era (1980 beyond....)
 What I am saying here would take a four cd set to a six cd set.
 And probably two more years to make.

> 	Last - I plan on seeing the RD tour in Mass next Sunday - I'll try 
> to post a review.  I really think Roger is doing this out of a love for
> the music and "one last flag waving" - he has known for a long time now that
> there will be no $$ made on this tour.  It is ironic that once again both
> the Who (sort of) and the Stones are on the road at the same time...
> Mason Weinrich

 Please post all the dates for the west coast.
 Please post all the dates, if you can.
 I would really like to see the who, the real who. 
 In my lifetime.

Kevin in Vancouver USA