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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 05:03 AM
I love Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters more everytime I see them. They did absolutely screaming versions of "young man Blues" and "Bargain". They freeking rock. Dave looked like he was having the time of his life.

Incubus- Pretty good

Flaming Lips- I can live without

Tenacious D- is Tenacious D

Pearl Jam- Off the hook version of "love, reign o'er me" and "the real me". Pearl Jam has loved the Who and they really honored them with this version.

The Who- loved 'em but almost a buzzkill after Pearl Jam.

Overall, a very entertaining 2 hours.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 05:23 AM
i liked it. did you get the newest who album "endless wire"? i was thinking of getting it but the reviews have been mixed
 

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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 05:39 AM
Foo Fighters

Young man Blues

http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1591071&vid=256118

Bargain

http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1591071&vid=258531

Pearl Jam

http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1591071&vid=256136

 

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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 06:43 AM
I watched this show and while I thought the Foo Fighters musically sounded good, the lead singer couldn't sing in the shower. The guest vocalist who came out for Bargain was better, I liked it. As for the Flaming Kips, Incubus, and those other two nitwits, forget it, I did not get into them at all. They are the living proof as to why we all keep on listening to older bands and the 60s and 70s music. Then came a band I never really got into, Pearl Jam. I must say, Eddie Vedder performed spectacularly, the band totally nailed it, easily the top performance of the night. Folks also left out the Adam Sandler intro, laughed my ass off. As for the Who, one of the top 10 bands of all time, thought they sounded good, but man do I miss the Ox. Pino can play but can not even come close to that big fat melodic sound of Entwhistle. Overall, I give this show a B for the effort and entertainment value, but still left me not holding much stock in the newer bands. The show is getting much airplay, so for those who have not seen it, I would check it out, your mileage.
 

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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 06:54 AM
Echo those that loved Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam...I don't know if it was the sound mix or the players, but the actual Who did not have the punch that a) they used to (2 lost members??) or b) of the other acts.

Great listen though, certainly worth watching, especially if you have a kickin sound system.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 07:14 AM
thought it was very well done.really enjoyed it.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2008 at 10:15 AM
Agree in general with your estimation and overall the show including testimonials made me ever so glad I saw the quartet in their prime in '69, '70 and '71. My recollection of Daltrey's scream as the lights came back on near the end of "Won't Get Fooled Again" at SPAC (at that time the biggest crowd ever at the venue) is one of my most vivid concert memories.
 

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  posted on 7/21/2008 at 09:02 AM
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I love Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters more everytime I see them. They did absolutely screaming versions of "young man Blues" and "Bargain". They freeking rock. Dave looked like he was having the time of his life.

Incubus- Pretty good

Flaming Lips- I can live without

Tenacious D- is Tenacious D

Pearl Jam- Off the hook version of "love, reign o'er me" and "the real me". Pearl Jam has loved the Who and they really honored them with this version.

The Who- loved 'em but almost a buzzkill after Pearl Jam.

Overall, a very entertaining 2 hours.


My sentiments to a T. I loved the 'sell-out' jab that Sean Penn made about certain music video channels.

 

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  posted on 7/21/2008 at 11:49 AM
I thought Foo Fighters and especially Pearl Jam really stole the show. After seeing the Who I'm more convinced that Roger Daltry's best days are behind him. It hurt watching him try to hit the high notes. At this point my days of going to see the Who live are over. I would go to see Townshend on his own as he still has it.

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  posted on 7/22/2008 at 11:56 AM
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I thought Foo Fighters and especially Pearl Jam really stole the show. After seeing the Who I'm more convinced that Roger Daltry's best days are behind him. It hurt watching him try to hit the high notes. At this point my days of going to see the Who live are over. I would go to see Townshend on his own as he still has it.

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I saw The Who in 1982 on the first "farewell" tour and Daltrey's voice was in horrible shape. At the time is was said to have been due to the band booking too many shows for this "event." Townsend and The Ox were amazing, but Daltrey and Kenny Jones on drums were at best generic on that particular evening. Townsend even smashed a malfunctioning guitar!

 

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  posted on 7/22/2008 at 01:05 PM
It was a very entertaining show. Surprised me.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2008 at 01:39 PM
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I thought the whole thing was great. I thought each band did a damned good job. I was pissed that Vh1 cut "Won't Get Fooled Again" (as I heard they did play it), but such is life.

Saw them at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami back in '89. Remains to this day one of the very best shows I've ever seen. Daltrey hit EVERY note spot on that night.

Hey guys - it ain't easy for 64 year old cats to hit all those notes anymore! Give 'im a break!



I'm not bashing Daltry at all here and yes, it has to be very hard at 64 to sing those songs. That was my point. Sooner or later these guys have to figure out when to hang it up and retire in their glory. I will always love the Who and their music and I have seen them live many times. However, I won't pay today's bloated ticket prices to see a band that is in decline. Not when I have seen them at their best when ticket prices were reasonable. I would rather just remember all the killer Who shows I have attended.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2008 at 02:43 PM
i agree the who's better days are gone and i think after the tour they are on now they need to hang it up. daltrey sounds horrid now. i did just by "endless wire" and it was pretty good. it makes for a better last who album than "its hard"
 

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  posted on 7/22/2008 at 03:00 PM
I thought it was good. I was disappointed in Foo Fighters though. Not to say they were bad, I just thought they would be better. I didn't like the drumming on "Young Man Blues", thought it totally lost the whole feel and idea behind the Who's version of that song.

Rog's voice is rough, but I don't think it was all that bad. (I didn't see the last 2 songs though). I thought in 82 he was losing his voice, based mostly on the WHO ROCKS AMERICA VHS tape (which was the last show of the tour), but years later when I saw them in 89 I though he sounded amazing, much better than 82. Then more shows from 82 because available to me and I realized Roger's voice just got shot from too much touring, because it was excellent on other shows. In 96-97, I was worried that Quadrophenia would be too hard for his voice at that point, but other than a couple really minor parts, I think he did an amazing job. When the reformed in 99, I was really worried, but again, I thought he did well, he sounded older, but still pretty good, even though it wasn't necessarily consistant. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't notice a slow decline in his voice though, especially from 02 onwards. But it doesn't bother me that much, to be honest I would just be happy if they played a wider variety of music from their career, and more of the new songs...

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 10:42 AM
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I love Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters more everytime I see them. They did absolutely screaming versions of "young man Blues" and "Bargain". They freeking rock. Dave looked like he was having the time of his life.

Incubus- Pretty good

Flaming Lips- I can live without

Tenacious D- is Tenacious D

Pearl Jam- Off the hook version of "love, reign o'er me" and "the real me". Pearl Jam has loved the Who and they really honored them with this version.

The Who- loved 'em but almost a buzzkill after Pearl Jam.

Overall, a very entertaining 2 hours.


My thoughts exactly. If I have a critique of the show, I would like to have heard The Who do one of The Ox's songs. PT wasn't the only writer in the band.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 02:02 PM
ahh..Boris The Spider ... remember the OX.... the Rock Honors was good ...Roger seemed a little flat .. I'm trying for tickets in Boston...they are always great live !

 

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I thought the whole thing was great. I thought each band did a damned good job. I was pissed that Vh1 cut "Won't Get Fooled Again" (as I heard they did play it), but such is life.

Saw them at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami back in '89. Remains to this day one of the very best shows I've ever seen. Daltrey hit EVERY note spot on that night.

Hey guys - it ain't easy for 64 year old cats to hit all those notes anymore! Give 'im a break!



I'm not bashing Daltry at all here and yes, it has to be very hard at 64 to sing those songs. That was my point. Sooner or later these guys have to figure out when to hang it up and retire in their glory. I will always love the Who and their music and I have seen them live many times. However, I won't pay today's bloated ticket prices to see a band that is in decline. Not when I have seen them at their best when ticket prices were reasonable. I would rather just remember all the killer Who shows I have attended.


Exactly!... I laughed my a** off when people I knew told me that they had spent upwards of $400 to see the Rolling Stones back in 2005 at Pet co. park here in San Diego. I had seen them in 1981 and thought they were old then.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 02:25 PM
I had goose bumps for both of the Pearl jam tunes. Strings, horns, guitar smashed, loved it. Eddie was definitely feeling the part, really screaming out those high notes on "Love Reign O'er Me" At this point, the Who is definitely not the 60's or 70's band, but I think Roger's voice is far from gone, and Pete has seemed re-energized for the past couple of years. Although I didn't care much for Endless Wire, I think the fact that he could still write something on that scale might be what has made Pete want to pursue the band again. Long Live The Who!

 

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