Recensie “Hyde Park” DVD

Ultimate Classic Rock heeft een recensie van de vrijdag verschenen DVD “Live At Hyde Park”.

“Recorded in front of a crowd of 65,000 on their home turf in the summer of 2015, Live in Hyde Park is a testament to the power of the Who both in song and in performance.  (…) Starkey is simply a powerhouse on the kit. Daltrey has had his share of vocal issues over the past few years, and while age may prevent the man from regaining the power of his early years, he more than holds his own throughout. He seems to have found that spot vocally that doesn’t hide from his age, but rather uses it to good effect. Unlike the posturing of fellow elder statesmen Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Daltrey and Townshend never come off as anything but 100 percent genuine and real.

The performance is never sterile or phoned in, and there are some moments where it’s truly inspiring.  (…)  You can’t compare the Who circa 2015 to the band at their peak, but the bottom line is, the creature known as the Who are still delivering, celebrating the music, and doing so with class and power“.

Laatste show met Keith Moon – 21 oktober 1976

Ultimate Classic Rock staat stil bij het feit dat vandaag, 39 jaar geleden, de laatste volledige show met Keith Moon plaatsvond. Dit concert vond plaats in Toronto.

“After tours spotlighting mammoth works like Tommy and Quadrophenia, the 1976 trek was more of a back-to-basics jaunt and by most accounts, a truly rocking round of shows. The tour, however, was not without its share of incidents. The band crossed the U.K. and Europe before heading to the U.S. By the time the tour made it to the States, Moon had become ill, forcing the rescheduling of the opening date. Despite the drama, the band was still capable of the firepower that made it so great.

Moon embodied the spectacle and glory that made the Who such an amazing live act

Keith Moon in nummer Henny Vrienten

Op de nieuwe CD van Henny Vrienten, “Alles is Anders”, staat het nummer “Bandje In De Wolken”. Hierop worden diverse overleden muzikanten genoemd, waaronder Keith Moon.

“Samen zingen John en George “Things we said today”
Een koor met Amy, Janis, Whitney en Billie Holiday
Jimi Hendrix is in vorm en laat zijn Fender vonken
Op drums Keith Moon, het swingt enorm bij dat bandje in de wolken

Dank aan Louise voor de melding.

Chris Charlesworth over nieuwe Who boek

Op zijn weblog Just Backdated is Chris Charlesworth niet echt te spreken over het nieuwe, officiële Who-boek. Er zouden veel fouten instaan en tekstueel zou er volgens hem ook meer uit te halen zijn.

“The Official History devotes far more space to the rise and fall of hippie culture – good grief – than to the heart-stopping excitement this quartet once generated – for my money still the greatest live act ever to plug in and blow minds

Bericht van Roger

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all you Who fans for your kind wishes following my recent bout of viral meningitis. The good news is that I’m now out of hospital and on the mend, although it’s going to be a slow process but – I WILL be back! Both me and Pete are looking forward to seeing you all at the rescheduled shows in the new year. Be happy, be healthy, be lucky!”

ROGER DALTREY, 12 October 2015

Keith Richards: “The Who are all flash”

Nadat Keith Richards eerder kritische opmerkingen had geplaatst aan het adres van de Grateful Dead, de Beatles en Led Zeppelin, moet nu The Who eraan geloven. In de NME zegt Richards dat Roger Daltrey “all flash” is, en Keith Moon “a disaster”.

Moon could play to Pete like nobody else in the world. But if somebody threw him into a session with somebody else, it was a disaster“, aldus Keith.  “There’s nothing wrong with that; sometimes you’ve got that one paintbrush, and you rock it“.