Monday, June 5, 2017

The Who 1989-08-16 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA

Artist: The Who
Date: 1989-08-16
Location: Tacoma, WA
Venue: Tacoma Dome
Source: Audience
Lineage: Dat master tape>Wavelab 48/16>izotope 44.1/16>flac
Taping Gear: Panasonic SV-255, Nakamichi CM-700 mics
Taped and Transferred By: JEMS

Band Members:
Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Pete Townshend – guitar, vocals
John Entwistle – bass guitar, vocals

backing band
John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
Simon Phillips – drums
Steve Bolton – lead guitar
Jody Linscott – percussion
Simon Clarke – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, flugelhorn
Simon Gardner – trumpet
Neil Sidwell – trombone
Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Chyna Gordon – backing vocals
Cleveland Watkiss – backing vocals
Billy Nicholls – backing vocals, music director

Setlist:
Set I
01. Intro
02. Overture
03. It's A Boy
04. 1921
05. Amazing Journey
06. Sparks
07. The Acid Queen
08. Pinball Wizard
09. Sally Simpson
10. We're Not Gonna Take It
11. Emminence Front
12. Face The Face
13. I'm A Man
14. I Can't Explain
15. Subsitute
16. I Can See For Miles
17. Trick Of The Light
18. Boris The Spider
19. Who Are You

Set II
20. Magic Bus
21. Baba O'Riley
22. My Generation
23. A Little Is Enough
24. 5.15
25. Love, Reign O'er Me
26. Sister Disco
27. Rough Boys
28. Join Together
29. You Better You Bet
30. Behind Blue Eyes
31. Won't Get Fooled Again
32. Band Introductions
33. Hey Joe
34. Born On The Bayou

Length: 164:56

Notes:
The Who in 1989...the Who on ice...the vegas show...Many things have been said about this tour, most not good. I enjoyed these shows though. It was a celebration of the Who's career played out in stadiums mostly with a great band that was, for the most part, The Deep End with John and Roger on board. The great Simon Phillips on drums, the great Kick Horns, Jodie Linscott on percussion. The only weak link in this band was Steve Bolton on guitar and the tour's finest moments were when PT took over on electric. The shows were comprised of two sets, which started out totalling about 3 hours before being pared down after about 3 weeks on the road. Roger was in great voice, John never better on bass and Pete alternated between acoustic guitar and electric guitar and sometimes really PLAYED the electric guitar! I recorded these shows on a new Panasonic dat deck I bought for this tour. With the exception of my car it was the most expensive thing I had ever bought. Tacoma was my hometown show, and was going along great until the end of WGFA, when Pete impaled his right hand on the whammy bar of his Stratocaster. He was taken to St. Joseph's hospital for some mending work. Roger was lost without him, struggling to get through the band introductions and a anti-climatic encore after Pete had left for the hospital. At the end of Born On The Bayou you can hear Roger say "How do we end this fucking song?" Pete would be alright but would have to play the rest of the tour with his hand in a ace-wrap.

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