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MikeA
12-03-2008, 10:16 AM
Touring with stops scheduled in Australia. Has anyone heard them recently? Just wondering if they still "have it together?"

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=home

2009
DATE LOCATION COMMENTS TICKETS
March 21 North Harbour Stadium Aukland, New Zealand
March 24 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, Australia
March 26 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, Australia
March 29 Forumula 1 Grand Prix Melbourne, Australia
March 31 Sydney Acer Arena Sydney, Australia
April 4 Members Equity Stadium Perth, Australia

EagleLady
12-03-2008, 10:19 AM
I haven't had the pleasure of seeing Pete and Roger live, but I can tell you from watching them on Rock Honors, that they indeed still have it.

MikeA
12-03-2008, 10:24 AM
I haven't had the pleasure of seeing Pete and Roger live, but I can tell you from watching them on Rock Honors, that they indeed still have it.

Along with the Stones, Beatles, and sure, The Eagles, it is my opinion that "The Who" were one of the "defining" bands back in the 60's/70's. I know I wore out two sets of vinyls listening to "Tommy". I'd love to see them perform.

EagleLady
12-03-2008, 10:27 AM
Along with the Stones, Beatles, and sure, The Eagles, it is my opinion that "The Who" were one of the "defining" bands back in the 60's/70's. I know I wore out two sets of vinyls listening to "Tommy". I'd love to see them perform.



Me too. I have their greatest hits collection and Their Latest album, but the biggest thrill will be for me to see them live. and God rest Keith and John

MikeA
12-03-2008, 10:42 AM
I just went to the "official" site for "The Who". Couldn't read the interview with Townsend unless I joined. Thinking it was a a matter of filling out a membership form and getting a password, I did fill it out. It demanding a lot of information...full address, phone number, name...all that stuff. But I did get "signed up" and happily went back, logged in and blistered a trail to the Townsend interview.

WOAH! Can't go there until you "upgrade". So I click on "upgrade". It takes you to another page in the "Store" where you have to pay a $50 package fee to get full membership, a tee-shirt and I think a CD! But until you pay for all of that, you don't get any of the inside stuff.

Just don't do it unless you intend to pay the $50 to join. You can still browse around the site. Had I known that the culmination of my efforts were to pay $50 for membership, I'd never have filled out all of that personal information.

I didn't have to give a credit card number though!:censored:

EagleLady
12-03-2008, 10:46 AM
I've tried that before. and yeah, they want 50 big ones just to join :roll:

Freypower
12-03-2008, 11:56 PM
I have mixed feelings about the Who. While I think Pete Townshend is a great guitarist and songwriter he can be somewhat 'preachy'. I thought at the time of punk/New Wave his attempts to realign himself with the 'new kids in town' was extremely awkward. He should have been proud enough of his own legacy. We have the DVD of their Royal Albert Hall show where they have guests like Noel Gallagher during Won't Get Fooled Again. I won't be going to the Sydney show.

An improvised Top 10:

1. Won't Get Fooled Again
2. Who Are You
3. Pinball Wizard
4. Baba O'Riley
5. I Can See For Miles
6. You Better, You Bet
7. Magic Bus
8. My Generation
9. See Me Feel Me/Listening To You
10. The Kids Are Alright

A plug for the movie version of Tommy. Excessive though it was, who can forget Ann-Margret covered in baked beans and chocolate, or the guest stars, EJ as the Pinball Wizard, Tina Turner's sexy Acid Queen, Clapton's Eyesight To The Blind.

EagleLady
12-04-2008, 12:14 AM
FP, I'm not sure what you mean about Pete being preachy.

Freypower
12-04-2008, 12:35 AM
I find him somewhat sanctimonious, that's all. He appears to sometimes think he has all the answers. There are other rock stars who have a similar approach. This is only my opinion.

EagleLady
12-04-2008, 12:40 AM
That's cool. One thing I've noticed is that he seems to be annoyed with being asked the same thing over and over, which I don't blame him for.

EagleLady
12-04-2008, 10:45 PM
I Think we should totally do a survivor for one of The Who's albums

Freypower
12-04-2008, 11:03 PM
Unfortunately this is an Eagles board, not a Who board. If we were to do that we would have to consider doing a Survivor game for everyone else's other favourite artist.

EagleLady
12-04-2008, 11:06 PM
:sad: That is true. I could probably make my own site separate from this all about The Who.

rickmullen
12-06-2008, 12:39 PM
I have to weigh in on this. I've been a Who fan for many years.
I had the pleasure of seeing the entire group of original members
in concert twice before Keith Moon died. I'll have to say, I don't
think there was a better LIVE band on the planet back in their heyday.

I got to see them again when they did a major US tour back in 2006.
We drove 6 & 1/2 hours from Kentucky to Atlanta on the day before
Thanksgiving just to see what is now refered to as The Who 2 (Pete
& Roger). I'm happy to report, these guys can still rock. Pete still does
the windmills while the power chords keep coming (although his jumps
are fewer and lower). Roger can still sing, but had a few nights of vocal
issues during the long tour of 2006. He still manages the trademark
scream on "Won't Get Fooled Again".

The replacement band members (for Keith and John) do a great job,
but no one could truly replace these two. Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr's
son) is a great drummer. Much better drummer than his father.
Pino Palladino is on the bass and does a respectable job. But he's no
"thunder fingers". Rounding out the band, John "Rabbit" Bundren on
keyboards and Pete's brother, Simon, on guitar.

And, by the way, I'm a member of thewho.com and paid the $50.00 and
thought I got my money's worth. Access to presale tickets was the main
reason I joined. The t-shirt and cd were just a bonus.
The bottom line is, I think if you get a chance to see these guys now,
you won't be disappointed.

Rick

EagleLady
12-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Nicely put Rick. To me, they are the top five band in the world. I just love their music.

MikeA
12-06-2008, 01:57 PM
Though I will probably skip membership for now in the Fan Club, I will certainly and enthusiastically remain a strong supporter of the band.

rickmullen
12-08-2008, 01:10 AM
Mike,
I probably wouldn't pay the $50 now for a membership unless they
decided to tour the US again. Although they played a few dates here
this year, a major tour is not in the works anytime soon.

Other benefits of the Who forum included Pete and Roger answering
questions submitted by members of the message board. That was kind
of cool. We were even given first crack at tickets for "VH1 Rock Honors:
The Who" concert out in LA earlier this year. I couldn't work it out to
go, but it was nice to know I could have. Pete even made a "surprise"
visit to a who.com summit get-together before the Rock Honors show.

Just like on this message board, I met a bunch of nice people who had
the love of a band in common with each other. Many pre-concert
get-togethers were planned on the message board and I met some
members in person at the Atlanta concert I went to. It's been a good
experience.

Rick

EagleLady
12-08-2008, 12:31 PM
I will just say Pete Townshend :iloveyou:

rickmullen
12-09-2008, 11:53 AM
In a related matter, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were honored
in Washington this past Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors.
They were toasted at a White House reception and State Department
dinner. Also honored along with them were Barbra Streisand, Morgan
Freeman, George Jones, and Twyla Tharp.

A two hour broadcast of the event will air December 30th at 9 PM ET/PT
on CBS. Joss Stone sings a version of The Who's "My Generation" and
Rob Thomas pays tribute to The Who with a rendition of "Baba O'Riley".
Actor Jack Black pays tribute in a speech.

Rick

rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:16 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:17 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:18 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:19 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:20 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:20 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:21 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:30 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:30 AM
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rickmullen
12-11-2008, 01:31 AM
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Freypower
12-11-2008, 06:41 PM
I was under the impression the Kennedy Centre honours were only for Americans. Obviously not.

EagleLady
12-12-2008, 09:42 AM
:headscratch: Me too, but I guess not. Anyway Congrats Pete and Roger :yay:

rickmullen
12-29-2008, 10:56 PM
Just a reminder, the Kennedy Center Honors show will be broadcast
Dec. 30th (Tuesday Night) at 9 ET/PT on CBS.

EagleLady
08-14-2009, 12:13 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKUBTX9kKEo&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div


Hey Mike would you happen to know the guitar Townshend's playing here?

MikeA
08-14-2009, 07:23 AM
EL, It's hard with Townshend moving around as much as he does to get a good look at the headstock on the guitar to be 100% positive.

But I'm convinced it is a Gibson Les Paul Standard. I put just a little back in "reserve" simply because the LP is probably THE MOST COPIED body style.

The Headstock shape is the only sure way at a glance to tell. Each Guitar Manufacturer has a patten on the shape of the head. Gibson's is a mustache type thing. Martin's is a straight across shape. Look around on Musiciansfriend.com at the different brands and their headstocks. You'll see what I'm talking about.

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/5/4/1/564541.jpg

Even Gretsch makes one that has a Bigsby tailpiece but otherwise looks almost identical to a Gibson LP

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/2/5/4/230254.jpg

rickmullen
08-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Pete was fond of the Les Paul as was Jimmy Page.

Now seems like a good time to remember Mr. Les Paul, who
recently passed away. He changed rock music as we know it,
giving us the solid body electric guitar. He rightfully deserves
his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Les Paul, you will be missed.

Rick

EagleLady
08-18-2009, 08:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPDL2-mMLM

funny Interview, Keith is hilarious :hilarious:

TimothyBFan
08-19-2009, 09:50 AM
I've put it here somewhere on the board about the album I stumbled across by Keith Moon called Two Sides Of The Moon. Have any of you Who fans ever heard of it? Really cool cover and once I got it home I found some interesting stuff on there about people that had done work on it with him such as Joe Walsh. I will have to hunt down the thread that I put that in.

Found it... I had even started a thread about it.
http://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1185&highlight=keith+moon+joe+walsh

EagleLady
08-20-2009, 08:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPRGB0nEbPU&feature=channel_page

A little tribute to The Ox

MikeA
08-21-2009, 10:15 AM
EL, that was a fantastic commentary on Entwistle! Thankyou!

It is amazing isn't it, what it takes to make a sound....and the bass is the instrument seldom thought of. But that sound that sometimes you can barely hear, HAS to be there lest there is no bottom to the music. It would be like comparing a transistor radio's sound to that coming out of a $20,000 stereo rig bolstered by a 20" sub-woofer!

Entwistle may have been the best of the breed at what he did.

EagleLady
09-08-2009, 05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfimCPISv-0&feature=fvw

EagleLady
09-09-2009, 06:50 PM
Pete Literally Played till his fingers bled, and Kept going!

EagleLady
09-29-2009, 08:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZNkz4iAv1o&feature=related

MikeA
09-30-2009, 08:04 AM
Your comment about "bleeding fingers" reminded me of some information documented in "Caught In The Crossfire", a biography about Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Vaughn stayed up all night playing Blues in bars when he was a kid and more or less blew off school. His gigs might be 4 or 5 hours long and he would sometimes play more than one bar in a night in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Crawford & Patroski (co-authors) said that at one gig, SRV told someone to go get him some super glue. The callus pads on the ends of his fingers had been cut off by the strings and he super glued the pads back on and finished the night.

I've never had my fingers "bleed" but I've played until they hurt so bad that I could barely make a chord...yet had to because I was rhythm in a group that was playing a set. For me, acoustic guitars are the worst on your fingers. I use heavy gauge strings to get the best mellow tone out of my Seagull and while they do produce that tone I'm after, they do wear on your fingers!

rickmullen
11-26-2009, 06:59 PM
After 2 weeks of rumors,discussions,and prayers that it was true
over at thewho.com message boards, the "official" announcement
came today.

THE WHO WILL BE PERFORMING AT HALFTIME OF SUPER BOWL 2010!

The announcement was made today, Thanksgiving, at halftime of the
Dallas/Oakland football game on CBS.

Congrats, Pete and Roger!

Rick

EagleLady
11-26-2009, 07:07 PM
Thanks Rick! I will definitely be tuning in

rickmullen
11-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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bernie's bender
12-04-2009, 06:20 PM
SRV told someone to go get him some super glue. The callus pads on the ends of his fingers had been cut off by the strings and he super glued the pads back on and finished the night.

Many folks don't know that Cyanoacrylate (super glue) was originally designed as a way of treating battle field wounds. The idea was if a guy got a slash wound, cut, stabbed etc.. you could pour Cyanoacrylate into the divot and it would close the wound temporarily for transport.

It is totally common to use super glue (now there are over the counter versions for this purpose) for small cuts etc... Lots of guys use nail polish or Cyanoacrylate on their nails to make them 'stiffer' for picking.. and a lot of guys keep super glue to put on sensitive finger tips when they are between callouses....

Poor Pete used to rip nails off doing the windmill... even thinking about that makes me cringe.

eaglesvet
12-05-2009, 09:49 PM
There is a type of veterinary surgical glue made of cyanoacrylate that is used to glue (smaller) surgical incisions, declaw sites, etc--so it's not surprising that it's been used similarly in people. (Well, not the declaw aspect...)

rickmullen
01-26-2010, 12:04 PM
Pete gives us a preview of what the setlist will look like
for the Super Bowl halftime show in Billboard interview:


http://www.billboard.com/events/the-who-reveals-super-bowl-set-list-1004061611.story#/events/the-who-reveals-super-bowl-set-list-1004061611.story

Prettymaid
01-26-2010, 01:30 PM
Sounds good Rick. Thanks for the link!

eaglesvet
01-29-2010, 10:52 PM
My hubby is sooo looking forward to this Super Bowl show (almost as much as last years! :hilarious:)

rickmullen
02-04-2010, 06:54 PM
The Who give short acoustic performance at Super Bowl
press conference.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl/09000d5d816341ed/The-Who-perform

And a short Q & A afterwards:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-hq-videos/09000d5d81634565/The-Who-talk-to-Rich

Rick

EagleLady
02-07-2010, 09:06 PM
They Are really rocking the Super Bowl :headbang:

TimothyBFan
02-07-2010, 09:42 PM
First I will admit I am not a Who fan but I expected better. I thought they sounded horrid and as far as half time shows go---I've seen a lot better. Even my hubby, who has always been a Who fan, was very disappointed in that performance.

EagleLady
02-07-2010, 09:49 PM
:steviesmack: :hilarious:

Well They aren't 20 something anymore. I thought they did good.

TimothyBFan
02-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Either are the Eagles or Fleetwood Mac or Styx or...... I'm just saying, I don't think they were what people expected and I bet they won't get great reviews for this show. JMHO

EagleLady
02-07-2010, 10:00 PM
Meh, Better than seeing some pompous Pop rock act. Just saying

MikeA
02-07-2010, 10:01 PM
I thought I was going to be the odd-ball-out on how I perceived The Who doing the Superbowl thing! It is hard for me to find much of anything about the performance that I cared for. Very lack luster. I thought Starkey might inject some energy with his drumming, but even it sounded "mechanical" and not "inspired". I really missed Entwhistle.

I can easily and with a clear conscience state that I can in no way compare them with The Eagles in their ability to perform. They were GREAT in their DAY though.

I'm listening to "Teenage Wasteland" as the theme for CSI NY in the other room. Sure sounded better than the Arena Superbowl. But even allowing for the less than perfect venue for a performance, well......

EagleLady
02-07-2010, 10:05 PM
:hilarious: Can't believe I am in the minority here who thought they sounded great.

MikeA
02-07-2010, 10:15 PM
:hilarious: Can't believe I am in the minority here who thought they sounded great.

It's Okay EL. But if you think they sounded good in the SuperBowl performance, you really need to go back and listen to those songs from the original recordings when Daltrey, Townshend, Moon and Entwhistle were at their peaks! They sparkled back then.

They are not like The Eagles who are performing and recording with the same polished accomplishment TODAY as the did back in 1970. Maybe if I didn't have The Eagles to compare their performance to, it would be different.

The Eagles are not the only ones who are Seniors and still rocking at the top of their games. Three Dog Night is still doing top quality stuff. So is Santana. So is Eric Clapton. Unfortunately, The Who Isn't and they were one of my favorite groups.

TimothyBFan
02-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Exactly---that is the point I was trying to make also!

TimothyBFan
02-08-2010, 10:04 AM
In case anyone missed it. I still think Roger looked like he was having trouble breathing or something. Very disappointing is what I'm hearing from people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Io05fTLSg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCqgtb3Nby4

tbs fanatic
02-08-2010, 11:59 AM
I thought they were so-so. I have to say I was surprised when they said The Who were going to do the Superbowl :hmm:. Why not have a vintage American group if you want to go in that direction? I know they had the Rolling Stones once but I think the Stones are in a league of their own - there just is no one like the Rolling Stones so it worked.

EagleLady
02-08-2010, 12:05 PM
Why Should it just be American bands playing the Super Bowl? The Who are a dynamic band. Halftime performances shouldn't be limited to American bands.

Ive always been a dreamer
02-08-2010, 12:22 PM
It's Okay EL. But if you think they sounded good in the SuperBowl performance, you really need to go back and listen to those songs from the original recordings when Daltrey, Townshend, Moon and Entwhistle were at their peaks! They sparkled back then.

They are not like The Eagles who are performing and recording with the same polished accomplishment TODAY as the did back in 1970. Maybe if I didn't have The Eagles to compare their performance to, it would be different.

The Eagles are not the only ones who are Seniors and still rocking at the top of their games. Three Dog Night is still doing top quality stuff. So is Santana. So is Eric Clapton. Unfortunately, The Who Isn't and they were one of my favorite groups.

Mike - this is exactly how I feel. The Super Bowl performance was very disappointing when you compare The Who to their former selves (which is what people are going to do). Honestly, I used to like them back in the 60/70's, but I haven't heard them play in a lot of years. So for people like me, their performance and vocals weren't any match for what they once were.

MikeA
02-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Why Should it just be American bands playing the Super Bowl? The Who are a dynamic band. Halftime performances shouldn't be limited to American bands.

You are absolutely Correct EL. The winners of the Superbowl are crowned "World Champions" though I don't know of any non-American teams competing for the title. But then, I'm not really a football fan.

I have no objections at all to non-American performers at Superbowl Halftime. Certainly there are a lot of non-American athletes in the NFL/AFL (is there still an AFL?)

But I'd still like to see the Eagles do the halftime even though they are vintage American <smile>.

Brooke
02-08-2010, 01:11 PM
I'd have to agree with everyone that didn't think they sounded that great. I did enjoy getting to see them, but they were a bit off. I did think they sounded better as it went along.

I thought, maybe, that it was the venue.

Ive always been a dreamer
02-08-2010, 02:36 PM
I agree, Brooke, that they did sound somewhat stronger at the end. I thought 'Won't Get Fooled Again' sounded better than the others. 'Baba O'Riley' especially sounded BAD to my ears.

I wonder if it could have been partially due to the sound at the venue. If my memory serves me correctly, this was one of the concerns the Eagles expressed several years ago when they were contemplating an appearance.

MikeA
02-08-2010, 02:49 PM
Well folks, on the potential of the venue itself being a part of the problem, I sort of discounted that. True, they would have better control of the final audio in a more suitable environment...even in a stadium if the stadium was set up specifically for a Rock Concert. But it wasn't.

Still, what I was disappointed was not the "final sound" but rather the vocal qualities, especially from Dautrey. They just were not in the groove vocally and that was not because of "the mix". It wasn't that they were flat or sharp with the vocals...it was the vocal quality when compared to how they sounded many Moons ago. I think that may be why many of the older groups sometimes hesitate to perform their songs from 30 or 40 years ago (Eagles exempt!) They just can't do it any more the way they did it in their youths.

Now, maybe the problem was that the "weather" impacted their vocal chords. Or maybe Dautrey was just having an off night. I HOPE SO.

tbs fanatic
02-08-2010, 04:21 PM
Why Should it just be American bands playing the Super Bowl? The Who are a dynamic band. Halftime performances shouldn't be limited to American bands.

I don't care if non-American bands play either but the Superbowl is a uniquely American event and is seen as such all over the world. Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith are two American bands who have rocked the Superbowl in recent years.

Freypower
02-08-2010, 06:09 PM
I'm afraid that when non-Americans see the Superbowl winners described as 'world' champions we shake our heads, just as when you have your baseball 'world' series.

However I am with EL on this one. There should be a mixture of acts, especially if it is trying to increase its appeal worldwide.

Glennhoney
02-08-2010, 06:34 PM
..I must admit the beginning was a little iffy...."PinBall Wizard" wasn't all that great but I think they redeemed themselves by the time they got to "Won't get fooled again"....as everybody's been saying...they are no longer in their 20's and they certainly haven't been working like the EAGLES have been in the past decade or so....overall, it was a pretty good performance.......

MikeA
02-08-2010, 08:04 PM
I definitely have no problems with non-American acts for the Superbowl FreyPower and EagleLady. I always thought it a joke to call the winners of the World Series of Baseball or Superbowl "World Champions".

I question the World Series of Baseball because Japan has some darn good teams! But in reality, both of those Sports are pretty much "American".

Kinda like me claiming to be the "World Champion" of aluminum can sculpture. The fact that no one else does it makes no difference....I'm the best in the World at it right now so I'm the Freakin' World Champion! <LOL>

MikeA
02-10-2010, 12:10 PM
This is a copy of an eMail I received from The Who Fan Club. Man, they are marketing the crap out of their Superbowl appearance. They seem to be pretty heavy in to marketing....certainly, their Membership into their Fan Club isn't all that cheap!

You can get to their "Store"
http://www.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/artist?sourceCode=WHOWEB&categoryName=Super+Bowl+XLIV+Merchandise+&artistName=The+Who&utm_source=thewho&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=who_homepage_022010

Or you can get to their "official" homepage

http://www.thewho.com/index.php



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EagleLady
06-25-2010, 07:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9myDahLNo&feature=related

Eve
06-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Keith Moon hit me on the head with a drumstick.

bernie's bender
06-26-2010, 01:15 AM
did you thank him and say "may I have another?"

Eve
06-26-2010, 01:20 AM
did you thank him and say "may I have another?"


I wanted to cry and tell the pot smoking high school kids to "GIVE ME MY DRUMSTICK BACK!" I mean, if he is going to toss a drumstick out to the front of the crowd, do you think he meant for the high high school boys to get it?

No, he wanted the sweet 9th grade girl to get it.

bernie's bender
06-26-2010, 01:25 AM
I wanted to cry and tell the pot smoking high school kids to "GIVE ME MY DRUMSTICK BACK!" I mean, if he is going to toss a drumstick out to the front of the crowd, do you think he meant for the high high school boys to get it?

No, he wanted the sweet 9th grade girl to get it.

OHHHHH, that was you? Sorry about that Eve!

rickmullen
06-26-2010, 11:37 PM
I would be honored to get hit in the head by one of Moonie's sticks!

I caught a drumstick at a Journey concert one time....not even close.

Rick

Eve
06-26-2010, 11:55 PM
I would be honored to get hit in the head by one of Moonie's sticks!

I caught a drumstick at a Journey concert one time....not even close.

Rick

It was quite fabulous, until the weight of the crowd was upon me trying to get the drumstick.

EagleLady
07-19-2010, 12:09 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/JrsQueen_2008/The%20Eagles/PeteTownshendl_ed64d26b85a01270e405.jpg

UndertheWire
05-12-2016, 05:24 AM
Tom Wright is a photographer who got to know Pete Townsend at Art School and acted as The Who's road manager for their first US tour. A few years ago he published a book about his experiences. It's really, really good and if you're a Who fan, you should get it (there's also stories about his experiences with other bands including Joe Walsh, Eagles and JD Souther).
http://www.amazon.com/Roadwork-Rock-Roll-Turned-Inside/dp/1423413008

Wright gave a lot of photos to The University of Texas at Austin, and they've now put up an exhibition of a hundred photos - mostly of The Who - on a website.

https://www.cah.utexas.edu/feature/wright/pageone.php

NOLA
05-13-2016, 07:58 AM
Thanks for the find, UTW. Joe was his usual charming and funny self in the videotaped speech, and I love all the photos of the band. Tom even managed to capture a rare shot that featured Roger and his beautiful wife, Heather.

Elvis
05-16-2016, 06:39 PM
Touring with stops scheduled in Australia. Has anyone heard them recently? Just wondering if they still "have it together?"

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=home

2009
DATE LOCATION COMMENTS TICKETS
March 21 North Harbour Stadium Aukland, New Zealand
March 24 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, Australia
March 26 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, Australia
March 29 Forumula 1 Grand Prix Melbourne, Australia
March 31 Sydney Acer Arena Sydney, Australia
April 4 Members Equity Stadium Perth, Australia

This is an old thread, but I am new and just navigating around.

We saw The Who in Dallas about this time last year

Blew the roof off American Airlines Center.

Awesome show, those guys can still rock.

SilverAcidRayne
05-16-2016, 09:06 PM
I love the who... I was just listening to them. they are a class act indeed and I really need to catch a live show one day

WS82Classics
10-10-2016, 09:28 PM
I like them, but not as much as I did when I was 17-18 years old. Good hard rocking sounds, but Pete Townshend often gets quite preachy for my tastes(Maharishi, the little boy who heard music, etc). They did put out quite a few good tunes. Having said that, I wish they'd just hang it up already(same goes for the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner, Boston, etc). Daltrey & Townshend aren't the only two who made the who what they were(may Moon & Entwistle RIP).

Top 10 Who songs:

1. Going Mobile
2. We're Not Gonna Take it
3. The Real Me
4. Bargain
5. I'm Free
6. I Can't Explain
7. Tommy Overture
8. Slip Kid
9. Call Me Lightning
10. The Good's Gone