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Old 9th July 2019, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Rik View Post
They should stick to playing the classics because that song is pretty damn poor, and itís nothing to do with the fact it was filmed on a phone either!
That does seem to be a bone of contentment between the two

When the band go out on tour and there is new material available, Pete, the composer and artist, wants to play the new songs, while Roger, the vocalist and performer, thinks that they should stick to the old songs, and play a 'greatest hits' package

Some people will say that this indicates a band who are stuck in the past, while others will say it's a band giving the people what they want!

There is nothing out of the ordinary about this, and many bands who have been going a long time seem to concentrate on their older back catalogue:
  • I saw Status Quo in 2016, and the most 'recent' song they played was from the 'In Search Of The Fourth Chord' album from 2007
  • I saw REO Speedwagon in 2016, and the most 'recent' song they played was from the 'Wheels Are Turning' album from 1984
  • On their current tour, Kiss are not playing anything recorded after the 'Sonic Boom' album in 2009
  • On the 'Legacy Of The Beast' tour, Iron Maiden didn't play anything after the 'Matter Of Life And Death' album from 2006

You may find it hard to believe, but the quintessential Who song, 'My Generation', is not a mainstay of their live set. I have seen them a number of times, and they have only played it once. The songs that they have always played are '5:15', 'Love Reign O'er Me', 'Who Are You?', 'Pinball Wizard', 'Baba O'Riley', 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and (surprisingly) 'You Better You Bet'
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