THE ‘USE IT OR LOSE IT’ TOUR BACK IN FULL SWING
Photo of Roger Daltrey performing at the House of Blues in Boston by Robin Feins
After temporarily losing his voice, or at least some of it, in Cleveland, and still recovering from a cold, Roger Daltrey’s pipes are back on form.
He did a fine gig in Boston last night.
Great reviews for his solo shows continue to come in thick and fast. Here’s a recent selection:
BOSTON HERALD http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view/20091106talkin_bout_my_maturation_the_whos_roger_daltrey_takes_a_solo_spin/srvc=home&position=also
FOXWOODS’ REVIEW in SUNCHRONICLE.COM http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2009/11/09/go/6409206.txt
It’s not just his singing that’s wowing the fans. Roger’s also enjoying having a good banter with the crowd. Here’s the BEST OF DALTREY (as reported by Jane Stevenson in Sun Media http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/W/Who/ConcertReviews/2009/11/06/11656151-sun.html
“Who frontman Roger Daltrey did as much talking as he did singing on Thursday night at Casino Rama during his solo show there,” says Jane. “Here’s the best of what he had to say between tunes…..
* “Me, an Englishman with an Irish group in Belfast, it was like Baghdad. I got out with my legs, my life, they blew up the hotel after I left.” — On recording with The Chieftains in the ’90s.
* “The No. 1 reason is to get my ass off the sofa. I don’t know … singers with fat asses.” – On why he’s on a solo jaunt.
* “That song is a great pointer to the genius of Pete Townshend. The Beatles were writing I Want To Hold Your Hand, She loves You. He was writing about something much more significant to a bloke.” – On Pictures Of Lily.
* “These days the women, you’re getting tattoos in places, I didn’t even know you had places. When you’re 75 your asses are going to look like a bundle of wet newspaper.” – Introducing the song, Tattoo.
* “Hello and what’s your name? I’m as deaf as a post. This is Lisa and the old man’s getting flowers. Now the old man’s got the flowers.” – Addressing a young woman who handed him a bouquet of red roses.
* “This is one for the Americans. Next time they vote for a president, the need to decide who they want. They vote him in. They love him for 10 weeks. It’s like a reality TV show. Within six months, you’re voted off. Rubbish. C’mon, give the guy a chance.” – Introducing the song, Walk On Water.
* “I don’t do encores anymore. I’ve given them up. We didn’t do them in the ’70s. You could scream for three hours, we wouldn’t come back. Destroying everything is a great way of getting out of doing your own encore.” – On The Who destroying their equipment.
WHO ARE YOU
PICTURES OF LILY
BEHIND BLUE EYES
KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
DAYS OF LIGHT
GIMME A STONE
I’M A MAN / MY GENERATION BLUES
WALK ON WATER
I CAN SEE FOR MILES
YOUNG MAN BLUES
JOHNNY CASH MEDLEY
BLUE, RED AND GREY
WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
“The tour’s going great,” says Rob Lee, Editor of thewho.com. “The only annoying complaint from fans in the forums on the band’s site is that security at one particular venue insisted that the audience stay seated. No self-respecting Who fan, however, understands the connection between seats and bums. It’s a concept that just doesn’t compute. I guess that some of the venues are just not used to having Roger Daltrey (and Who fans) doing their thing.”
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