The Who as we’d like to remember them. Not whatever it was we saw during the Super Bowl:

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  • mvirenicus

    I never “got” the who. I was a zeppelin head back in the day and in the social circles I ran at the time zeppelin fans didn't like the who and vice versa. Were they really that bad? Maybe they should bring back entwhistle (?) And do that spider song. I always liked that one.

  • I'm much more of a Zeppelin guy too. Have to queue some of that up soon.

  • mvirenicus

    Btw, I would have been happy with the saints victory if they hadn't so blatantly targeted favre for injury in the nfc title game. As it stood, I didn't give a damn about this super bowel.

  • Shalom Eric,

    Did you notice that the people in this video are like 95 percent male? Very odd.

    B'shalom,

    Jeff

  • tudorman

    Yeah, I really wish I hadn't seen that halftime show.

    As it is, I basically forced my kids to watch the 1979 performance of The Who playing “Won't Get Fooled Again” to prove how good they were. They really dug Townsends antics, especially when he trashes his Les Paul at the end.

    I also explained how timeless this song is in light of the endless parade of idiots and fools that populate our political class, no matter what message of change and revolution they try to sell.

  • Shalom Tudorman,

    Would you please post the link to that particular performance? Thanks.

    B'shalom,

    Jeff

  • tudorman

    No problem:



    I was a bit mistaken. The performance is from the film “The Kids Are Alright” according to the note, which was released in 1979. It's been many years since I saw the movie. Not sure when it was recorded.

    At about 7:50 there's a great slow-mo of Pete sliding on his knees at the guitar reintro after the drum/synth “duet”. The kids thought that was tre' cool.

    A friend of mine in the radio biz was with Keith Moon the night before he died. I always chuckle to myself when I see that lovable bozo beating the skins. One of a kind…

    Peace,

    Tudorman

  • mvirenicus

    sorry. i didn't know entwistle is dead. i just googled him and found out. the last i heard he had quit the who and claimed to have bagged like a gazillion women, but that was probably 20 years ago. time flies. no idea he died.

  • Disagree, man. They were only on for 12 minutes, a shorter time than most any of their major songs. They may not smash their instruments anymore, but still the best LIVE band ever – 47 years after they started. Ask anyone at their last Columbus appearance just a few years ago. Rock personified.

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  • Shalom Eric,

    Thanks. I grabbed that one — I'm posting a series of different performances over the next few days — and wanted to make sure I hadn't missed an important video.

    For a 47-year-old band performing a 39-year-old song, they weren't bad, but this isn't the way I want to remember The Who.

    B'shalom,

    Jeff

  • Shalom Tudorman,

    Thanks. I grabbed that one — I'm posting a series of different performances over the next few days — and wanted to make sure I hadn't missed an important video.

    For a 47-year-old band performing a 39-year-old song, they weren't bad, but this isn't the way I want to remember The Who.

    B'shalom,

    Jeff

  • mvirenicus

    Legend has it that keith moon was responsible for led zeppelin's name. After a show by “the new yardbirds” moon told jimmy page that his band was going “to go over like a lead balloon.” The rest is ancient history. 🙂

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