- I Am The Sea
- The Real Me
- Cut My Hair
- The Punk And The Godfather
- I'm One
- The Dirty Jobs
- Helpless Dancer
- Is It In My Head
- I've Had Enough
- Sea And Sand
- Bell Boy
- Doctor Jimmy
- The Rock
- Love Reign O'er Me
- I'm The Face - Quadrophenia Finale
Roger Daltrey: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
John Entwistle: Backing Vocal, Bass
Pete Townshend: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
John Bundrick: Piano, Keyboards
Jon Carin: Keyboards
Dennis Farias: Brass Section
Simon Gardner: Brass Section
Nick Lane: Brass Section
Jody Linscott: Percussion
Billy Nicholls: Backing Vocal
PJ Proby: Vocals
Neil Sidwell: Brass Section
Zak Starkey: Drums
Simon Townshend: Guitar, Vocals
Roy Wiegand: Brass Section
Who fans expecting a string of oldies and a few windmill guitar chords from the band's Pete Townshend did not see what they came to see at a sold-out PNC Bank Art Center Sunday night.
Quadrophenia must be an infectious disease.
The Who coined the term, a play on schizophrenia, for its 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia; the rock opera's protagonist has four persona...
The show at the PNC-Bank was amazing. Daltrey's voice was still hurting. I was at Hartford as well so the day off will do him nicely. Pete was very energetic much more than any other time I've seen him (four Garden shows and Hartford). The encores started off pretty standard WGFA with Ox joining halfway, BBE, Substitute, I Can't Explain was incredible tons of windmills and Pete jumped at the end. Then Daltrey put the acoustic on and they played kids are alright!!!!!!! Roger sang the whole song like Pete does it live slow and acoustic. Townshend joined on the chorus and on acoustic. The song "ended" and Pete came back and did an extra verse. Talking about kids and sing the kids are alright part. absolutely amazing. Big smiles from the band after the song and crowd was crazy. Who Are You ended with Pete windmilling about 20 times. Great page keep it goin.
I attended both the 8/2 Hartford show and the 8/3 New Jersey show. At the New Jersey show, there was electricity in the air and the crowd was very loud in support of the band. I got the feeling the band, especially Pete, realized this was going to be their "final" New York show ever. This venue was relatively close to New York City and the crowd contained many die hard New Yorkers looking for one more Who fix like yours truly. The jams on "Five Fifteen" and "I'm the Face" were vintage Who with Pete energized and boogeying around the stage, at one point playing on his knees. I believe the band played an extra song (one more than usual), The Kids Are Alright!, as a gesture of thanks for all the years of great support its gotten from the New York area. This was the ninth Quadrophenia show in the area in a little more than a year. Every one was a sell out.
By now, Roger's voice is shot. I saw them last July in MSG and he sounded great and a little worn in November. He was really trying, in several instances he hit high notes. It was still a great performance and had the best encore set: WGFA, Blue Eyes, Substitute, Can't Explain, Kids Are Alright!!!!!!, Who Are You. Probbably tour premiere of Kids Are Alright. Pete is more animated, some windmills, Drowned was great.
Daltrey also strapped on the acoustic for "Who are you" Pete seemed to be teasing Roger in opening of the encore stressing how "this is my favorite part of the show, when the three of us can play together" and how Roger was ruining it for them. I wouldn't have been a bit surprised if Roger was pissed and made a big deal about going on again.
Saw both PNC (8/3) and Camden (8/6) shows. Having seen two shows last fall (Las Vegas and Philly), this leg of the tour finds the band much tighter musically and playing with more intensity/enthusiasm and appearing to have more fun - especially Pete. Also, much of the renewed vigor can be traced to the "youthful" influence that Zak and Simon have had on the band - these two guys appear to be so "into" playing Quad that it has clearly infected Pete, Roger and John as well. PNC was a great show. The mix was great - JAE could be heard as well as Pete's acoustic work (even on the big production numbers like "Quadrophenia") and the band was hot. 5:15 was the launching point for the rest of the show (not that the performance up to that point was lacking). As noted elsewhere, Pete is playing more electric and this show marked the first TKAA encore. As good as PNC was, the Camden show was even better. Simon and Zak are both growing in confidence and ability with each show, and the effect is leading to better shows each night. Pete (perhaps not wanting to be outdone by his younger sibling) played some incredible electric leads (which the mix allowed one to hear very clearly). Pete/Simon vocal duet on Dirty Jobs was excellent. Roger's voice was in very good form. As always, JAE bass work was second to none. The good sized crowd was very enthusiastic and most people stood the entire night. Same encore as PNC, although TKAA was more "polished" than the impromptu version which first appeared at PNC. Most important observation - the band seems to be really enjoying themselves playing Quad/encore and this is resulting in some very high quality shows. Let's hope this carries over to additional touring and, just maybe, studio work.