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Last post 24/09/2005

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      Did anyone else dig the Who at Live8? I did. They were really great. It's a shame Zak left to be with Oasis, and miss Live8, but they were grand.

      It came as a shock when the VJ said "Coming up soon, The Who!" I didn't read anything about it, but I saw it. Roger still sounds grand, and yes, Pete kicks ass.

      Anyone else think they were great?

        who played drums?

          I thought they sounded good but both of them look really old...moreso than macca or even pink floyd.

          Roger Daltry had the guts to say that paul should give up touring...after seeing and hearing them versus paul I think that he is one to talk!

            mauislick:who played drums?

            Looked all over, couldn't find out.

              I don't know who played the drums but the were fantastic on the night. Im so glad I didn't leave early (like I would have anyway lol) they were great. I just cant wait to see them when they go on tour again.

                DUNNO?

                  Rocco Scott:I thought they sounded good but both of them look really old...moreso than macca or even pink floyd.

                  Roger Daltry had the guts to say that paul should give up touring...after seeing and hearing them versus paul I think that he is one to talk!

                  Yeah, the other day, Grace Slick kinda said that Paul & the Stones should give up touring. Course, Grace was always a little crazy!

                    I wouldn't always believe everything you read, anyway I thought The Who were fantastic! Hearing it at Hyde Park. And by god we certainly needed a kick after some bad performances so Robbie made a great start and the Who did not disappoint at all.

                      The Who without Keith makes me sad.

                        A great review of The Who - says what I have always preached but only these guys say it with better words:

                        The Who: These aging rockers proved they still have as much energy and talent as ever. Roger Daltrey's voice rang clear and strong, and Pete Townsend proved that he is as fantastic an artist as he is showman when they performed "Who Are You?" and "Won't Get Fooled Again." While many of the younger Live8 acts seemed content to strum simplistic chords and strut on stage, it was refreshing to see and hear true musicians.
                        James Darragh and Ann Hopper
                        http://www.cavalierdaily.com/CVArticle.asp?ID=23702&pid=1308

                          Beatlesluver:A great review of The Who - says what I have always preached but only these guys say it with better words:

                          The Who: These aging rockers proved they still have as much energy and talent as ever. Roger Daltrey's voice rang clear and strong, and Pete Townsend proved that he is as fantastic an artist as he is showman when they performed "Who Are You?" and "Won't Get Fooled Again." While many of the younger Live8 acts seemed content to strum simplistic chords and strut on stage, it was refreshing to see and hear true musicians.
                          James Darragh and Ann Hopper
                          http://www.cavalierdaily.com/CVArticle.asp?ID=23702&pid=1308

                          They were definitely one of the highlights

                            wasteofpaint:The Who without Keith makes me sad.

                            The Who without Keith and John makes me sad.

                            Since the Who have lost their rhythm section and the Beatles have their intact, what if they performed togheter? Roger, Paul, Pete & Ringo. Hmmm, probably not...

                              Waskaas:

                              wasteofpaint:
                              Since the Who have lost their rhythm section and the Beatles have their intact, what if they performed togheter? Roger, Paul, Pete & Ringo. Hmmm, probably not...

                              My dad brought that up during Live8. It'd be amazing to do, and all of them can sing, but meh. They wouldn't do it. ;P

                              Anywho, Pete also did a fine guitar proformance on Hey Jude, also. :i

                                I found this on Pete's website (I think it was written by someone else very shortly after the concert):

                                As most of you would already have seen the band played two songs at tonights Live 8 concert at Hyde Park in London.

                                With Rabbit and Simon joined by Steve White on drums and Damon Minchella on bass (both from Paul Weller's band) the band powered their way through Who Are You and Won't Get Fooled Again in front of an estimated 200,000 fans.

                                The show, inevitably, over ran and the band went on 75 minutes after their scheduled time and I know from the emails I received this morning that some people had to leave to make their transport links and so missed the band both on stage and on TV. That's very disappointing but I hope soon you'll be able to see a recording of the event either on TV or on DVD. I've also had a couple of emails asking why the band's performance was shown on the screens in black and white as opposed to everyone else being shown in colour and whether that was a technical problem. I have asked and Tom Kenny, the band's lighting director has told me that it was a deliberate decison on the band's part to give a more sombre look to the show.

                                It was nice to catch up with some of the Who's crew from previous tours who were out with other bands - Yard, Danny and Andy in particular.

                                Since the majority of you would have seen the performance though I won't bore you with my thoughts but I thought you might enjoy some exclusive photos from the event.The photos are a bit Pete heavy because it was difficult getting a good shooting position because of all the TV cameras and it was difficult to get Roger in them but I hope you'll enjoy them. I didn't take any video because I assumed that most of you would have had access to the show via TV and it was nigh on impossible to point a camera backstage without someone putting a hand in front of the lens!

                                I had an email this morning asking where Zak and Pino were. Both had gigs lined up before Live 8 was announced and it was impossible to accomodate both. Zak was playing with Oasis in Manchester and Pino is in Japan playing with Jeff Beck.

                                Matt
                                http://www.petetownshend.co.uk/projects/thewho/main/diary/display.cfm?id=267&zone=diary

                                  I hate to admit it, but The Who's set at "The Concert for New York City" in 2001 was the most rousing of all the performers that night.

                                  Paul's "Freedom" finale certainly solidified the emotion and theme of the event, but The Who had the place rockin'.

                                  -a