“The Who is aural amphetamine”

TripleWMe heeft een recensie van het concert dat The Who in Abu Dhabi gaf.

“It showed that The Who Hits 50! isn’t (only) a nostalgia trip; they have ways to make old sounds fresh. And although only half the original lineup remains, their vitality and passion is a fitting tribute to the great rock & roll songs The Who began creating half a century back”.

Het artikel is lovend over de manier waarop John en Keith geëerd werden, tijdens resp. “5:15” en “Bell Boy”: “As the first wave of great rock & roll bands move into their seventies and continue to tour, there’s always the thorny question of how to honour bandmates who didn’t make it. The Who did this about as tastefully and respectfully as anyone could: During “5:15”, a video (with sound) of the late John Entwistle performing an immaculate bass solo filled the screens, to huge applause from the crowd. Next up, Keith Moon’s hilarious “Bellboy” vocal and accompanying footage of the wildman drummer who never did get old. It was expertly pitched – touching without being mawkish, and emotional without losing the energy of the show

Foto’s van de show zijn hier te bekijken.

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