“Zak Starkey ignites The Who”

The Austin Chronicle heeft een recensie van het concert in het Frank Erwin Centre, afgelopen maandag. De recensent is vooral onder de indruk van drummer Zak Starkey.

“Zak Richard Starkey – son of Richard Starkey, Jr. – has now powered the Who even longer than Keith Moon, his godfather. (That’s 1996-2015 and 1964-1978, respectively.) The group’s Tazmanian drum demon counted Ringo Starr among his closest friends. Monday night at the Frank Erwin Center, Moony was alive and quakin’ in the maelstrom of Starkey.

Starkey, who turns 50 in September, doesn’t begin to ape Moon’s one-continuous-fill
tempest. His style lays back deceptively before becoming an avalanche of sticks and stone cold beats beats raining down like a meteor shower. During the ancient tribal rumblings of “Magic Bus,” he adopted his dad’s ambidextrous style, arms at his sides pounding like a runner pistoning through a race. Following Townshend through the Tommy mini-set, Starkey re-lit the material’s primal rage

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