Monday, April 19, 2010
The Who perform Quadrophenia 30.3.10
Another Teenage Cancer Trust charity show at the Albert Hall and the Who performed their 1973 album Quadropphenia. The Metro paper in the morning said there would be guests and they were right. As per their shows in the late nineties we had a non band member play the Godfather and Ace Face. Here Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam played the former and Kasabian's Tom Meighan the latter. Roger Daltreys voice had been criticised by some recently but I couldn't really fault it here. Townshend's hearing may be a bit of aa problem as brother Simon played osme of the solos early on, although when Pete did let loose as on the finale Love Reign O'er Me it was pretty good. The only dsappointment was that Quadrophenia was all they performed when one would probably expected an encore maybe in the form of the Superbowl medley they did a month or so earlier. Still despite being old, the Who remain a classic act and rumours of an autumn tour would be fantastic if made reality.
Photo from the TCT facebook page.