“Going Back Home” in top 10 albums van 2014

Ultimate Classic Rock kijkt, op de helft van 2014, terug op de albums die dit jaar verschenen zijn. “Going Back Home” van Roger en Wilko Johnson is een van de albums die in de top 10 staan.

“An unlikely pairing, but one that worked out tremendously well, the lead singer for the Who and the guitarist for Dr. Feelgood have come together to create a record that bridges backgrounds. Created while Wilko Johnson was battling pancreatic cancer and Roger Daltrey continued to recover from vocal chord dysplasia, the duo came out swinging with the opening title track and kept the tempo up all the way through to end. While the grim circumstances surrounding the album’s recording and release might get you down, the music is there to lift you back up again“.

“Four Sides of The Who are alive and well”

Popmatters heeft een uitgebreide recensie van de “Quadrophenia: Live In London”-DVD.

“While there’s no substitute for seeing the show live as someone who was there, I can tell you Quadrophenia: Live in London is pretty much as close to seeing the actual concert as technologically possible. The audio and video (particularly on Blu-ray) are astonishing and the special effects come to life, treating this cinematic show as an opera that the viewer has an on-stage viewpoint on. Although Lead Vocalist Roger Daltrey and Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter Pete Townshend were 69 and 68 at the time of this recording and hardly the angry young men they were when the album was released, both prove to be in great shape and capable as performers

Vraag kaartjes The Who groter dan Monty Python

De verhouding wat betreft kaartverkoop tussen The Who en Monty Python bedroeg gisteren 3:1. Dat meldt Unreality Primetime. Gisteren werd meteen een extra concert van The Who aan de tour toegevoegd, op 18 december in de O2 Arena in Londen.

“As for The Who, their 50th anniversary tour will likewise begin in Glasgow on the 30th November, and will run for nine dates, finishing at London’s O2 Arena on the 17th December. The Who are currently beating Monty Python by 3:1 according to ticket sales website viagogo, who recorded a sales spike of a whopping 213% in ticket searches for The Who