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Re: The Who
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2008, 10:52:45 PM »

I think Pete's playing style with the Who was as a "rhythm-lead" guitarist, as opposed to a virtuoso style of playing that characterized Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen and others.  He seemed to be setting up Entwistle and Moon to take lead roles musically (like the bass solos in My Generation, for instance).
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Re: The Who
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2008, 04:39:02 AM »

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I think Pete's playing style with the Who was as a "rhythm-lead" guitarist, as opposed to a virtuoso style of playing that characterized Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen and others.  He seemed to be setting up Entwistle and Moon to take lead roles musically (like the bass solos in My Generation, for instance).

He was an ensemble player, I think: he certainly had style and flash, but his playing was in service of the song and didn't merely draw attention to himself or his "virtuosity."  :)

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Re: The Who
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2008, 12:25:14 PM »

He is definitely a rhythm guitarist that plays a bit of lead when absolutely necessary. Though I'm not a huge Who fan I think he's the greatest rhythm player I've ever heard.
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Re: The Who
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2008, 02:37:49 PM »

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Re: The Who
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2008, 05:14:31 PM »

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He is definitely a rhythm guitarist that plays a bit of lead when absolutely necessary. Though I'm not a huge Who fan I think he's the greatest rhythm player I've ever heard.

I agree, and then many times I say Jimmy Page was the greatest rhythm player ever. I think that skill of his is overlooked, given his solo virtuosity, but everytime I listen to an early LZ album I realize that the groove is so often set by 2 or 3 rhythm guitars subtly overdubbed on each other. His skill as a producer (I believe he was already well-recognized as such before their first album) certainly added to the awesomeness of the first LZ albums IMO.

John was pretty good too!
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Re: The Who
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2008, 05:33:20 PM »

I dont see him as a great guitarist at all, he has loads of energy and looks the part but his playing is very limited and although he is a good rhythm player which is his strongest point there are many other guys out there doing the same thing better then and now.

All theese guys are basically playing the part of lead and rhythmat the same time like Pete but are Far better in every aspect of playing
Dave Davies - has him beat on Riffs, Soloing and maybe speed
Graham Coxon - similiar in that he is playing rhythm/Lead being the only guitarist in Blur but is much better imo.
Paul Weller - Not only is he singing lead and playing at same time but he is fantastic and imo also better than pete.
Johnny Marr - Same as coxon.
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Re: The Who
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2008, 05:51:43 PM »

Thanks for the cool guitarist perspective, Fendertele! I'll have to listen to the Kinks some more, it's been a while. Don't know the other guys though, I'll have to learn about them too!
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Re: The Who
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2008, 12:35:32 PM »

all I can say is... Long Live The Who.
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Re: The Who
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2008, 05:42:38 PM »

I have to disagree that The Who was underrated. They get plenty of recognition in my opinion. If somebody made a list of the 5 greatest bands of all time, they would be on that list every single time.

'Quadrophenia' is on my top ten (maybe 5) albums of all time.

'Slip Kid', 'My Wife', 'Pictures Of Lily', and 'The Real Me' are probably my favorite tunes.

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Re: The Who
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2008, 02:51:17 AM »

only one song from the ox????what about boris the spider???

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« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2008, 09:50:12 PM »

Eh, 'Boris' is ok, but it was never a favorite. The 'creepy crawly' part kind of turns me off.

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Re: The Who
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2009, 08:00:45 AM »

Did anyone see them at the Kennedy Center Honors this week? Very cool. Loved it when the NYC fire fighters and police officers surprised them by gathering together to become a chorus behind Rob Thomas doing Baba O' Riley. Very touching moment. Pete and Roger looked genuinely touched. Especially Pete. I thought he was gonna break down and cry! Before that though, they looked pretty disgusted at the CRAPPY job Rob Thomas was doing with their song. Joss Stone was pretty crappy too, but they looked like they liked here. She's too damn affected for me. Lay off the schtick already and put on some shoes and quit yelling like you think you have soul. Yuck.
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Interesting that they all had to sit there next to George W. Awkward! Here's W talking about Roger and Pete. IT'S SO WEIRD! He's such a dork.
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Re: The Who
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2009, 03:08:16 PM »

^^^^^^^I watched that.  Wouldn't have missed it for the world.  Pete's looking old, but Roger still looks pretty good.  And I think "Dubya" Bush didn't have a clue......
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Re: The Who
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2009, 08:23:38 AM »

Hello again everybody!  

Say what you will about W -- and I voted against him twice -- but I wouldn't be shocked if he was a Who fan (right age, probably listened to some Who while partying in college).  

But more importantly -- is Keith Moon the greatest drummer in rock?  Could he have played in any other band besides the Who?  

I think he's by far the most visually spectacular drummer ever, but his style was so over the top that I'm not sure he would have lasted with the Beatles, or the Stones, or Zeppelin, or etc....

Maybe he was in the right place at the right time?
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Re: The Who
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2009, 04:58:06 PM »

Keith Moon was one of kind!  I really like The Who's performance at the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.  Mick Jagger felt that The Who blew the Stones off the stage and didn't want to release RRC after its 1968 filming....... and it didn't see the light of day until the mid 1990s.

The Who doing "A Quick One" at the RRC:

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Re: The Who
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2009, 07:12:38 PM »

I agree Deb.The Who were fantastic.A tremedous version of A Quick One.Keith was on fire.
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2009, 01:50:18 AM »

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I agree Deb.The Who were fantastic.A tremedous version of A Quick One.Keith was on fire.

The Dirty Mac Band was great also!   I hate to say it but I think Yoko should have stayed in the bag for their second song, too.

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Re: The Who
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2009, 03:38:07 PM »

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Re: The Who
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2009, 11:54:16 PM »

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Keith Moon was one of kind!  I really like The Who's performance at the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.  Mick Jagger felt that The Who blew the Stones off the stage and didn't want to release RRC after its 1968 filming....... and it didn't see the light of day until the mid 1990s.

The Who doing "A Quick One" at the RRC:

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^^^^^Got that one on DVD........deluxe edition.  The Who were the bomb on that show.  I also thought Jethro Tull were pretty darn good too.............poor Brian was sooooooo out of it............

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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 10:31:21 AM »

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^^^^^Got that one on DVD........deluxe edition.  The Who were the bomb on that show.  I also thought Jethro Tull were pretty darn good too.............poor Brian was sooooooo out of it............


I thought The Dirty Mac were pretty good too. In fact everyone was better than The Stones!!
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