Friday, February 22, 2013

The Who Play Quadrophenia

I promised a while back that i'd write up my thoughts on the excellent show The Who (read: Pete and Roger and friends) played in Boston a few months ago. Never really found the words to express how I felt about it. Luckily, there are professional writers out there that do this for a living, and so I point you to Ricardo Baca's review of the Quadrophenia Denver show. While I may not have been as harsh, I think he expresses the feeling what it was like to attend, absent the fan-boy glasses I obviously wear. Money quote:
[it] was a night of mixed emotions. Townshend is a monster, still. He's cool and collected, and he never overdoes it — he never reaches beyond his own capacity. Daltrey is no longer cool, and he often stretches his own vigor. But with the help of eight bandmates, they put together a potent evening of music.

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