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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 29, 2019 01:14

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Eddie Vedder and Kaiser Chiefs special guests....
Kaiser Chiefs used to be great (I Predict a Riot, Ruby, et al)- saw them live about a decade ago, but since then they turned more in to a bubbly soft pop band with their last couple of albums....
Still might be good live, and hope they guest at some of the US shows

I agree, I saw them at Hyde Park opening for the Who in 2015. If you listen or watch their live performances Ricky doesn't sing like he use to. Also, IMHO they are not in a league with bands like Primal Scream or even Kasabian.

The Kaiser Chiefs were always more conventional Rock/Pop (which now has sadly become Pop/Crap) vs. those bands, but they were definitely on that level as far as popularity and success goes - in the UK anyways.
Two reasons for their downfall:

- Their main songwriter (and drummer) Nick Hodgson left the band in 2012.
- Vocalist Ricky Wilson became a judge on The Voice UK in 2013 (similar to Maroon 5's Adam Levine judging on the Voice US).
While Adam Levine/Maroon 5 never had much Rock credibility to begin with, Ricky Wilson did, but he threw most of it away by joining this show imo.

A shame as they used to be a really good band.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-01-29 01:30 by Hairball.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: tommycharles ()
Date: January 29, 2019 02:01

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Hairball
The Kaiser Chiefs were always more conventional Rock/Pop (which now has sadly become Pop/Crap) vs. those bands, but they were definitely on that level as far as popularity and success goes - in the UK anyways.
Two reasons for their downfall:

- Their main songwriter (and drummer) Nick Hodgson left the band in 2012.
- Vocalist Ricky Wilson became a judge on The Voice UK in 2013 (similar to Maroon 5's Adam Levine judging on the Voice US).
While Adam Levine/Maroon 5 never had much Rock credibility to begin with, Ricky Wilson did, but he threw most of it away by joining this show imo.

A shame as they used to be a really good band.

I think you're being a bit hard on the Kaisers. I agree that the stuff with Hodgson was more to my taste. But Off Our Heads and The Future is Medieval both barely sold, they were fast approaching the fate of other bands who broke through in '05 (I'm mainly thinking of Razorlight). I think it's unfortunate, because there were some very good songs on that last album with Hodgson ("Dead Or In Serious Trouble" remains a favorite of mine). But people didn't really go for it.

So what do you do in an age when guitars no longer sell records or tickets? You can keep playing the same kind of music to an ever smaller crowd (Maximo Park, for instance, has chosen this option), or you can try something different. Taking the The Voice gig and making a couple of more modern sounding records have restored them to prominence - like it or not, it mostly worked (in the UK anyway). So it's hard to blame them. Coldplay's sound has gone through the same thing, incidentally, it just managed to so without the dip in the middle (and started from a slightly poppier place).

I do hate the way every album by everybody sounds like it was produced by Ryan Tedder in the last couple of years. New sounds are fine, but why are we all stuck on this particular one...

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 29, 2019 02:56

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The Kaiser Chiefs were always more conventional Rock/Pop (which now has sadly become Pop/Crap) vs. those bands, but they were definitely on that level as far as popularity and success goes - in the UK anyways.
Two reasons for their downfall:

- Their main songwriter (and drummer) Nick Hodgson left the band in 2012.
- Vocalist Ricky Wilson became a judge on The Voice UK in 2013 (similar to Maroon 5's Adam Levine judging on the Voice US).
While Adam Levine/Maroon 5 never had much Rock credibility to begin with, Ricky Wilson did, but he threw most of it away by joining this show imo.

A shame as they used to be a really good band.

I think you're being a bit hard on the Kaisers. I agree that the stuff with Hodgson was more to my taste. But Off Our Heads and The Future is Medieval both barely sold, they were fast approaching the fate of other bands who broke through in '05 (I'm mainly thinking of Razorlight). I think it's unfortunate, because there were some very good songs on that last album with Hodgson ("Dead Or In Serious Trouble" remains a favorite of mine). But people didn't really go for it.

So what do you do in an age when guitars no longer sell records or tickets? You can keep playing the same kind of music to an ever smaller crowd (Maximo Park, for instance, has chosen this option), or you can try something different. Taking the The Voice gig and making a couple of more modern sounding records have restored them to prominence - like it or not, it mostly worked (in the UK anyway). So it's hard to blame them. Coldplay's sound has gone through the same thing, incidentally, it just managed to so without the dip in the middle (and started from a slightly poppier place).

I do hate the way every album by everybody sounds like it was produced by Ryan Tedder in the last couple of years. New sounds are fine, but why are we all stuck on this particular one...

I take your word for it tommycharles, and yes I guess you can't blame them for making the changes (though some original fans might say they sold out).
They were never really known in the US in the first place, and whatever changes they made hasn't helped, so glad to see they've restored some prominence in the UK. Anyhow, they sort of fell off my radar anyways - their latest cd was a true stinker imo, and haven't even thought of them for a while until I saw the Who poster with them as guests. Time to dig out the old cd's and revisit their glory years!

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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Date: January 29, 2019 16:03


Re: OT: The Who stuff
Date: January 29, 2019 17:34

Seeing them for the first time in Atlanta.
So stoked!!!

Mike

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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: johnnythunders ()
Date: January 30, 2019 12:23

Shocking news - a fan presale that works!

By being online just before Wembley sales opened at 1000 GMT this morning I got two seats in A4 ie the block directly in front of stage at face value (no "dynamic pricing" here)

The way the Who did it was you pre-ordered a copy of their new LP which generated a unique code which you used to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Easiest ever. Rolling Stones please note.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Date: January 30, 2019 12:28

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Shocking news - a fan presale that works!

By being online just before Wembley sales opened at 1000 GMT this morning I got two seats in A4 ie the block directly in front of stage at face value (no "dynamic pricing" here)

The way the Who did it was you pre-ordered a copy of their new LP which generated a unique code which you used to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Easiest ever. Rolling Stones please note.

Supposedly, the Stones also planned this ticket bundle. They didn't get the album ready, though...

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: January 30, 2019 12:33

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johnnythunders
Shocking news - a fan presale that works!

By being online just before Wembley sales opened at 1000 GMT this morning I got two seats in A4 ie the block directly in front of stage at face value (no "dynamic pricing" here)

The way the Who did it was you pre-ordered a copy of their new LP which generated a unique code which you used to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Easiest ever. Rolling Stones please note.

What are the ticket prices like ? I live near Swindon so I will almost certainly be there. I don't particularly like Wembley Stadium as a concert venue nor the seats on the pitch setup but it's the Who and I'd like to be there.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: johnnythunders ()
Date: January 30, 2019 12:56

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grzegorz67
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johnnythunders
Shocking news - a fan presale that works!

By being online just before Wembley sales opened at 1000 GMT this morning I got two seats in A4 ie the block directly in front of stage at face value (no "dynamic pricing" here)

The way the Who did it was you pre-ordered a copy of their new LP which generated a unique code which you used to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Easiest ever. Rolling Stones please note.

What are the ticket prices like ? I live near Swindon so I will almost certainly be there. I don't particularly like Wembley Stadium as a concert venue nor the seats on the pitch setup but it's the Who and I'd like to be there.

Cheapest were £78, going up to £212 for best in the house. Not cheap, unless you are comparing to Stones tickets and then they are a bargain!

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: January 30, 2019 13:30

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johnnythunders
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grzegorz67
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johnnythunders
Shocking news - a fan presale that works!

By being online just before Wembley sales opened at 1000 GMT this morning I got two seats in A4 ie the block directly in front of stage at face value (no "dynamic pricing" here)

The way the Who did it was you pre-ordered a copy of their new LP which generated a unique code which you used to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Easiest ever. Rolling Stones please note.

What are the ticket prices like ? I live near Swindon so I will almost certainly be there. I don't particularly like Wembley Stadium as a concert venue nor the seats on the pitch setup but it's the Who and I'd like to be there.

Cheapest were £78, going up to £212 for best in the house. Not cheap, unless you are comparing to Stones tickets and then they are a bargain!

Thanks very for the info. Imho, £212 is ridiculous for the Who. And £78 for seats in the upper tier for any type of event there is beyond daft. I've been up there and the distance to the pitch is laughable.

I will still go, but will await a last gasp price fall. I can get to Wembley at short notice and cheaply. I was last there for Jeff Lynne in June 2017. I parked at Hillingdon Tube station then it's a £1.50 trip along the Metropolitan Line and the job's a good 'un. thumbs up

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: johnnythunders ()
Date: January 30, 2019 13:35

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grzegorz67
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johnnythunders
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grzegorz67
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johnnythunders
Shocking news - a fan presale that works!

By being online just before Wembley sales opened at 1000 GMT this morning I got two seats in A4 ie the block directly in front of stage at face value (no "dynamic pricing" here)

The way the Who did it was you pre-ordered a copy of their new LP which generated a unique code which you used to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Easiest ever. Rolling Stones please note.

What are the ticket prices like ? I live near Swindon so I will almost certainly be there. I don't particularly like Wembley Stadium as a concert venue nor the seats on the pitch setup but it's the Who and I'd like to be there.

Cheapest were £78, going up to £212 for best in the house. Not cheap, unless you are comparing to Stones tickets and then they are a bargain!

Thanks very for the info. Imho, £212 is ridiculous for the Who. And £78 for seats in the upper tier for any type of event there is beyond daft. I've been up there and the distance to the pitch is laughable.

I will still go, but will await a last gasp price fall. I can get to Wembley at short notice and cheaply. I was last there for Jeff Lynne in June 2017. I parked at Hillingdon Tube station then it's a £1.50 trip along the Metropolitan Line and the job's a good 'un. thumbs up

Agree with your strategy on stadium gigs. Think that these days the only tickets worth buying in advance are the really good ones. If you can't get up the front you may as well see what you pick up on the day at greatly reduced prices!

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: February 5, 2019 21:36

Pete Townshend shares behind-the-scenes look at recording of The Who's new album


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The Who officially started recording their new studio album at London's British Grove Studios over the weekend, and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend has been documenting the proceedings in a video blog that's he posting on YouTube and TheWho.com .

The first clip begins with Townshend explaining that singer Roger Daltrey "is not with us on this first day, which is kind of sad, but he's off getting himself together, preparing for the year ahead." Townshend adds, "[H]e'll be in to do some vocal work hopefully when he gets back, I think which [will be] about halfway through February."

Later in the video, Pete is shown arriving at the studio and greeting various Who touring members, including his brother, guitarist/backing vocalist Simon Townshend ; drummer Zak Starkey ; and bassist Pino Palladino . Longtime Who and Townshend collaborator Billy Nicholls also is there, as are the new album's producer, Dave Sardy ; Pete's guitar tech, Alan Rogan ; and some engineers.

As the clip goes on, we see Townshend checking out the various guitars he's planning to use on the sessions, and conferring with Sardy.

As the video near its end, Pete explains that he'll be posting footage showing him, Starkey and Palladino working on a new track. He notes, "In the summer last year I produced some tracks, which are the ones that we're working on here."

A second video , also from the first day of recording, shows Starkey perfecting his drum sound for the session. One other clip , from the second day of the proceedings, features Townshend recording acoustic guitar tracks, as well as Zak and Pino working, respectively, on drum and bass parts.

The Who's new album is expected out sometime this year. The band begins a U.S. symphonic tour on May 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

[abcnewsradioonline.com]

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: woody ()
Date: February 5, 2019 22:29

I am glad it worked for you.
i went on it and read about buying the album and getting a code.
I then read the no purchase required option, signed up for that and heard nothing more.
won't get fooled again.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: February 5, 2019 22:49

Gone are the days when I wan't to see The Who or The Stones at huge stadiums …………especially when it's all seating on the field.

Got such great memories of The Who at Indigo O2 and Royal Albert Hall as well as back in the 70's at Wembley Arena with Keith Moon and The Ox playing.

Still a great band, but ticket prices too high in my opinion ,but if Lucky Dip was available I would consider that option. So glad The Stones have been doing LD for a good many Tours now.

Like the idea of Petes blog on youtube, and would love to see The Stones doing that, but not much chance.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: February 5, 2019 22:52

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bye bye johnny
Pete Townshend shares behind-the-scenes look at recording of The Who's new album

Thanks, bye bye johnny!

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: February 6, 2019 00:29

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bye bye johnny
Pete Townshend shares behind-the-scenes look at recording of The Who's new album

Thanks, bye bye johnny!

Yes thanks bye bye johnny - thumbs up - what a cool idea.
Imagine if the Stones were ever to do something like this!

Or something like the Neil Young Archives - at $20 per year subscription with access to archives, presale codes, livestreams, etc.
Millions of people would possibly sign up! I know I would.

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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: February 11, 2019 15:16

Just bumped into the "behind the scenes" of the sessions, wow ! We should be so lucky if the Stones shared that kind of stuff with us...

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