Re: Why did The Who never change their ####ing setlists in those early days?
Posted by Austin on February 19, 2018, 6:51 pm, in reply to "Why did The Who never change their ####ing setlists in those early days?"
I mean, this is less than 2 years before Leeds and only slightly more than two years before, say, Isle of Wight, and most of the songs in common are the covers and the hits, and it makes sense why they would do those for as long as they did. Plus in '69-'70, it's not like they weren't playing the entirety of Tommy, and in '71 they'd start totally revamping the setlist with the Who's Next songs.
I get your point, though, because I'm not terribly excited about hearing most of those again (except for "Shakin' All Over," because it's more of a "jam" vehicle). They did supposedly play "Pictures of Lily" that night, too, but either that's wrong or it wasn't recorded correctly. I think I'm mostly interested in the extended "Relax" and "My Generation" performances, though, to hear what their jams in this era sounded like. Especially because some of the sources are saying this "My Generation" is more than 30 minutes long.