Sunday, July 20, 2008

In Praise of The Who

This past week VH1 took a break from running shows about over-the-hill-has-beens clinging to whatever fame they have left trying to find "love" and actually had a program about rock and roll. It was shocking.

Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips, Tenacious D, Pearl Jam and more ripped through some of the classics before the legends themselves took the stage. The whole show was quite astounding. Two hours of homage to true kings of rock and roll. There is nothing quite like The Who. They are originals. Giants. The bee's freaking knees.

Below is Pearl Jam's rafter-rattling version of "Love, Reign O'er Me." It gave me chills.

You can board the Magic Bus and watch the entire performance here.

Feel the rhythm, feel the soul, hail hail rock and roll...

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