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h Who revved up and rolledm—but not enough
Hand leader Pew annshend
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need time to rev up Or summmos
the old horse just ain't what she
IISPd to bet
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revamped wztrhorsv that ranks
with the Rollini Stones and Led
Zeppelin as r01: '8 biggest bands.
seemed tired Wednesday mght at
the St. Paul (‘ivic Center. Howev-
er. once the N-Ivhratod British band
”awed up. the music was magma}.
The momentum. unfortunately,
never lasted long enough to make
the unewn H'tS-mmute perform-
ance especially memorable or even
Momentum seems to have been
plaguing The Who in recent years.
In 1978. it lonkvd as if the band.
whose influence and importance is
rivaled only by the Stones and
Beatles, had completely run out 0f
steam. Leader Pete Townshend felt
unstimulated, he said. and the- hand
seemed locked into its past. ’th-
Who was ready to disband.
Tth, m November I97)», drum
mer Keith Moon died. It turned out
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TM Whn's stoic
hassist. John Entwistle