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Re: New Who

Hart Deer wrote:

> Ah, but I saw the Lakewood show on August the 13th and, damn! Roger Daltrey
> was
> incredible! I have never heard such a voice, not in classical opera, not in
> rock,
> and not even in rock opera! The way he hit "Is It Me..." was heart-striking. I
> really think this Quad tour was as much Roger's thing as Pete's thing.
> There was
> an article in our Atlanta paper on the Sunday before the concert all about how
> Roger Daltrey did the video, the dramatization, and the staging and the like.
> Now that I've heard Roger perform Quad from the heart (and with a healthy
> pair of
> vocal cords), I know that we are at least up to a Pete-and-Roger show, not
> just
> a Pete show.
> As for the amazing Mr Entwistle, I feel for the brother. All of us who have
> had
> the pleasure of catching John's solo show know how damn good a bassist he is.
> These Who shows tie John's hands behind his back because John can only play
> these
> bass lines that are already tightly composed for the songs being played.
> Room for
> John's true genius has to be gerry-rigged(sp?) into the middle of a song like
> 5:15. I think if we're up to 50% Who now. If John gets the space he needs
> (when
> appropriate), I think we'll be at 75% Who.
> -Hart Deer

  I agree that John needs more space.  For The Who to really shine, John needs to
be let loose.  This will allow him to feel more comfortable and give the band even
more life.  They got a big lift with the addition of Simon and Zak, but John still
doesn't appear to be enjoying himself.  What a shame!

Rob LaTerra