Let’s give this one a shout out to Rich at KamerTunes https://kamertunesblog.wordpress.com
Man I love Kenney Jones period in The Who! Many don’t and fair enough. For me though I have no qualms with the guy. He showed up played his gig and recorded some albums that I like more now (2015) than I did back than. Face Dances (1981)and Its Hard (1982)
Course Kenney was following in Keith Moons(RIP) drum steps and that’s no easy task as Moon like his nickname implied was a Loon!
If you recall back in January of this year i reviewed the mega bootlegged Live In Toronto from the Whos last show (supposed ) ever! Ha! Right?! Refresh your memories I linked it here…https://superdekes.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/sonic-waves-the-wholive-in-toronto/
Since 1982 The Who have toured countless times so there’s been actually no Farwell Tour just more Insert your $$$$$ here!
2015 brings the new official release of The Who Live At Shea Stadium and Rich the young lad at the time attended one of these recorded two shows at Shea!
The Who back than were filling football stadiums so let’s say 50,000 plus everynight with the Clash opening! Man that’s a show for the ages!
Live At Shea Is a great document of the Roger Daltry/Grumpy Pete Townshend/John Entwistle and Kenney Jones era of the band!
The audio portion of this is mixed real good with the audience not overpowering the band and the songs come thru real crisp not cleaned up but just a real solid live sound! Its a known fact around these parts that I love live albums and Shea is no exception.
Behind Blue Eyes is the clip I posted from the Shea Dvd. Behind Blue Eyes is what I love about The Who when they start the song chill with just Townshend ( and his hip 1982ish wardrobe) and Daltry and than ooomph the song ramps up with Jonesy and the Ox joining in and for your viewing pleasure complimentary windmills from Pete. Take cover Rich from Daltrys mic spins!
The Who also bash out some tunes that weren’t on the Live From Toronto release such as Man As A Man and a ripping version of the Beatles I Saw Her Standing There! I should also mention that this is the best live version 5:15 I have ever heard! Love the ending where they just jam it out! Off the rails of the 5:15!
This is the version of The Who I dig most…..call me silly ….
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