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the Who are honored tonight on VH1 ... Its on at 9pm est .. I am really happy them..  one of the best bands ever. Maximum R&B ...

anyone else gonna watch it ???


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Oh yes!! Love The Who. In 1994 I got to interview Pete Townshend in Toronto, talk about intimidating. I was 30 and I felt like the kid from "Almost Famous".

Did you see them kill it at the Concert for NYC??




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I taped it on Tivo Sammy, though I didn't get to watch it tonight. I WILL see it tomorrow when I can actually watch it!

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umm last 2 years they honor 4 bands,this year they honor one.

Let's see they could'ved honored many other cool bands like Yes & Asia.
These 2 bands did make MTV Networks who they were and now they seem to have forgotten what music is,oh well who freaking cares BLAH !!!!!!!!!!!

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...Yeah...Much as I enjoy the Who and respect their music and contributions to the genre, such events make me wonder for the 'umpteenth' time : When will ( will they EVER?! ) "the powers that be" who decide these things recall that, oh yeah, there were a FEW other bands who made music way back when and a lot of those were bands of the progressive rock species who truly set a pattern that still influences music 30something years later!! This ain't to disrespect Pete and his cohorts at all; just had to vent...Long live rock...


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  Just wanna say the whole show was really bad.. The bands that played did a really bad job of paying homage to The Who... the Flaming Lips walked around the crowd in a big ball.. really lame,  Incubus sounded like crap and also sounded like it was their 1st time playing The Who.. Pearl Jam was ok and thats only because they are a solid band and have played with and played WHO songs before..  Tenacious D sadly was also really bad.. The whole show was like a Garnier Fructis shampoo add.. And before The Who even got on stage I had the TV turned off and was rockion out to some JW Battle Lines ....

  L00k Pete Townshend, Roger Daltery and the rest of the band were, if n0t, one of the most powerful bands of all time.. Maximum R&B ..but the VH1 show lacked all of this IMO..

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I cannot remember you ever giving ANYTHING a bad review. Usually everything "owns face" so I had to watch it. How bad could it BE??

I should probably be upfront with the fact I'd rather see Incubus, Foo Fighters, or Pearl Jam over The Who any day of the week. It isn't that I don't like them -- I'm just neutral where they are concerned. There were clips on VH1 so I watched a few of the covers and thought they all sounded really good.
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There is a very slight Who/ASIA connection. Carl Palmer did a brief drum solo on the Roger Daltrey solo track "Under a Raging Moon", Cozy Powell also played on that track. This was back in late '85.



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this is true emwhy...have it on my Ipod

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Good spot emwhy, didn't know that


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Depending on your perspective regarding Horace's "solo band" there's another slight connection - JP was also on that album.

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I actually went to this show as a Pearl Jam fan and sometime Who fan.

A lot of families were there, dads and moms with their kids to see a legendary band. After the Who, it seemed the most expected band was Foo Fighters, which I don't understand, but ... tastes differ.

FF opened the show but I thought were somewhat lifeless. Supergrass vocalist joined them and botched lyrics on Bargain. Incubus were somewhat lifeless. Flaming Lips started strong with some interesting stage props but those ran out early on and what was left was a surprisingly strong Tommy medley.

I am biased about Pearl Jam as a long time fan but when they came out with "Love Reign O'er Me" the place came alive. Small string section and powerful performance especially from Eddie on the vocals. He may have trouble enunciating, but he can carry emotion.

Tenacious D did a reasonable reading of Squeezebox, what suprised me the most was Adam Sandler's reworking of Magic Bus. I detest him but he really shined as a guitar player and his new lyrics praising the Who were excellent; he introduced the band.

The Who gave a reasonable show, the hits (it was 45 min). I think this format for the VH1 rock Honors works much better than previous, I was especially disappointed by the Genesis one. I have yet to see the broadcast, I missed DVR'ing it last week so it's on my list this week.

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ewwwwww someone said JP .
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