Roger Daltrey

Wed, 15 July 1998:

New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall


Street Fighting Man, Money, Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2, Ruby Tuesday, Start Me Up, 5.15, See Me Feel Me, Let It Be, You Better You Bet, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Love Reign O'er Me, Sgt Pepper, A Whiter Shade Of Pale, With A Little Help From My Friends



I was at the show and kept some details so all who fans know what the deal is with BRS. First, I saw BRS in April with Frampton, Leslie West, Cavaliere, Pheobe Snow, etc. so comparisons are bound to come.

Here goes: Show starts with just the BRS for the first hour. They play Rebellion Suite, snipets of songs blended into a orchestral piece. The hired singers did a few tunes and this BRS was not nearly as good as the April crew. Most of the singers from earlier are gone except for the one who sings Ruby Tuesday. Also gone is Zak Starkey whose drumming in april made it come together. The drummer last night basically kept time and didn;t attempt to do any of the classic "beats". He was also turned way down and could hardly be heard.

Roger enters and stays until the end and sings a bunch of songs in total, does chorus or guitar on others. Noted below, set list in order from when Roger appears.

Street Fighting Man (Roger does this very well, voice is strong and clear.); Money (Roger does fine job on this); Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2 (A kids choir sings the verses, Roger plays acoustic & sings chorus); Ruby Tuesday (Roger sings chorus only); Start Me Up (Roger sings chorus and a few "You make a grown man cry"s, female singers do lead); 5:15 ( No "why should I care" intro or outro, mini bass solo, John has nothing to worry about); See me Feel Me/Listening (Well done, Roger singing is powerful); Let It Be (Duet w/ female singer, Roger does verses 2 & 4, and almost all "let it be" choruses); You Better You Bet; Pinball Wizard; Roger does band intros and explains why he's involved with BRS tour; Who Are You (Roger sings and plays acoustic); Love Reign O'er Me (Roger sings well, not enuff electric); ROGER EXITS; St Pepper (with the ending of "The End". No Roger); ROGER RETURNS; Whiter Shade of Pale (very nice, Roger sings with emotion); With A Little Help From My Friends (Everyone, Roger does one verse and chorus).

Overall, it was fun for the hour or so that Roger is on. The who tunes were done okay, but certainly no punch as needed. Drums definitely missing. Guitarists are fair to good at times and make some of the write parts happen and then completely miss others. Roger's voice was in great shape, no signs of road wear. I saw it from the 1st row and that made it extra good.

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