Don’t get me wrong. I like the trend of bringing classic rock into the halftime shows because no real football fan wants to see Justin Timberlake dancing around onstage during one of the manliest days of the year.
I thought Springsteen was awesome last year, and even enjoyed Sir Paul McCartney’s performance. But somebody please explain to me what on Earth happened to The Who.
First of all, I know you can’t replace Keith Moon, but the guy on the drums was phoning it in. He was too mechanical, too spaced out. You’ve got to have some soul and emotion to play rock music (or at least you did back in the day), and I think a zombified version of Moon would have done a better job.
Also, Roger Daltrey was terrible. He looks like time has beaten him with an aging stick and had the pipes to match. I know it’s been a few decades since they were making records, but the guy doesn’t sound anything at all like he used to.
At least Ozzy still sounds the same as he did in 1970. What was Daltrey’s excuse?
He sounded like he was recovering from strep throat. The vocals were monotone when he wasn’t trying to shout them.
When Keith Richards has held up better than you, it’s time to call it quits. Just stop before you embarrass yourself more.
It was so bad I actually decided clipping my toenails was a better use of my time than watching the so-called “concert.” Also, I pulled steaks out of the freezer and started thawing them. That managed to take my mind off of how bad the band sounded.