Thursday, April 07, 2011

Bands that have Opened for The Who

Back in March over on The Shout message board a poster started the topic of what bands or singers have opened for The Who. I've cleaned up the thread and added a few of my own and this is the result. Feel free to let me know if I have omitted anyone or if there should be changes made. By the way, this is one of those posts that gets dual listing. I posted this first on my other blog, Who Zeppelin.

Bands that have opened for The Who:


The B-52s

Babe Ruth

Back Door Slam (2007)

Blackfoot (1980)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

The Black Velvets (2004)

Bob Marley and The Wailers

Casbah Club

The Charlatans (2007, Wembley Arena)


The Clash

The Coral

Counting Crows

The Cult

David Johansen

The Dicers (1964, All I could find was a link to concert poster auction.)

The Doodlebugs (1967, guitarist Mike Dickinson sat in on a couple of songs for Pete who missed the show due to an accident that tied up the highway.)

Drivin' N Cryin' (1997)

Eddie Money

Electric Soft Parade

Elton John (1970)

The Faces

The Flaming Lips

The Fratellis (2006, The Roundhouse in London)

Golden Earring (1972, Amsterdam)

Grateful Dead

The Herd (1967)

Humble Pie

The Hunters (see The Dicers)

Inward Eye (2008)

James Gang

Jethro Tull (1970, Tanglewood)

Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes (2000)

Joan Jett

Joe Jackson (1982)

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

Kasabian (2006)

Kilburn & the High Road (I linked to Ian Drury since this was his band).

Kinkane (Pete Townshend's nephew Ben is the drummer.)

The Kinks (1969)

Led Zeppelin (1969)

Little Feat

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul (Steven Van Zandt's solo band.)

Lou Reed

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Marmalade (1967)

John Mellencamp (1982)

Midnight Oil

Nils Lofgren

Nine Below Zero

Ocean Colour Scene

Ordinary Boys (2007, Hull, U.K.)


Peeping Tom

The Pretenders

Q Tips

Quicksilver Messenger Service (1968)

Robert Plant

Rose Hill Drive

Ruts D.C.

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Santana (1982)

The Seekers

Shack (2007, Birmingham, U.K.)

Simon Townshend (He opened the February 25, 2007 show in Fresno, California when Rose Hill Drive got held up in Reno, Nevada due to a snowstorm.)

Small Faces


The Steve Gibbons Band

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Stevie Wonder (1973)

The Stranglers


Sweety Glitter and the Sweethearts

T-Bone Burnett

Toots and the Maytals

Traffic (1967)

The Tremeloes (1967)

UnAmerican (2000)

The Wallflowers (2000)

Willie Nile (1980)


The Zutons

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Some More Blueprint Who

As a followup to my last post here.

By the way, I suppose I should warn there are some explicit lyrics.

The Who and Rap

Rapper Blueprint mixed up some Who for his album Who.

It goes without saying - since this is rap - that there are some explicit lyrics. Still very good and creative.

Who is Patty Griffin?

I posted a couple of videos today featuring Patty Griffin and her band here and here. If you want to know more about her, click this. The website Performing Songwriter did a nice writeup about Griffin on her birthday, March 16.

Patty Griffin - Death's Got a Warrant/Move Up

Even better then my last post where Patty Griffin and her band perform "Move Up" on the Craig Ferguson Show. I came across this video of Griffin and company singing "Death's Got a Warrant" and "Move Up." I'm not sure where this video was shot, sorry.

Patty Griffin - Move Up

Patty Griffin's Downtown Church is the best album I have downloaded in a long time. Here is "Move Up" which she performed on the Craig Ferguson Show last February.

Noel Gallagher - There is a Light That Never Goes Out

Sometimes and it's usually pretty rare, the cover of a song is better than the original. This is one of those instances. Noel Gallagher covers The Smiths' "There is a Light That Never Goes Out."

Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger (Best Version)

I have always heard how great the fans are in Argentina. Well, here's proof of that. The above video is of Noel Gallagher playing an unbelievable version of "Don't Look Back in Anger" at a 2009 concert in Argentina. The fans are really into it. I don't think I hear anyone yelling "play Freebird," which is done so frequently at concerts in this country.

Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger

Noel Gallagher is just so great on his own, of course with Oasis he was pretty darn good also. This video goes back to 2007 at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenage Cancert Trust charity concert. There is a DVD of this show which I have and is worth checking out.

Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller - Butterfuly Collector

The video is a bit shaky but the music is great. Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller play "Butterfly Collector" which was a big hit in 1979 by Weller's old band, The Jam.

The Doors - Riders on the Storm

Finally, rounding out my Doors hat trick for today is "Riders on the Storm," which is from the band's final studio album, L.A. Woman (1971)

The Doors - Touch Me

Up next "Touch Me" by The Doors, which is from their 1968 album, The Soft Parade.

The Doors - The Crystal Ship

I heard a block of good songs today by The Doors. Here's the first one: "The Crystal Ship," which is off of the band's 1967 debut album, The Doors.

Awful Announcing

The video speaks for itself!