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One of rock n' roll's all time greats performs at its peak

The Who - "Live In Texas 75"
DVD Review

(Eagle Rock Entertainment)
4 stars (out of 5 stars)
October 15, 2012
The Who

Review by Andy Argyrakis

Previously only available as a fan-circulated bootleg, The Who's "Live In Texas 75" finally gets the proper DVD treatment it's always deserved. Touring in support of "The Who By Numbers," the rock n' roll greats turn in a riveting set of classics and new tunes at the time during what's arguably the peak of its career.

After opening with the four part punch of "Substitute," "I Can't Explain," "Squeeze Box" and "Baba O'Riley," the band dives into some deeper album cuts, eventually coming up for air with several "Tommy" tunes. Whether sticking with the radio regulars, rarities or rock operas, front man Roger Daltrey fires on all cylinders with his frequent microphone chord whipping, which is only rivaled by the mighty windmill strums of Pete Townshend.

The guitar player gets plenty of chances to shine, most notably, during an incendiary rendition of "Won't Get Fooled Again," extended with enough electricity to practically power The Summit arena on its own. Also essential to the ride is bombastic beat keeper Keith Moon and fellow late great John Entwistle, who steadily booms on the bass in spite of his understated personality. Together, they make up one of the best rock n' roll bands to ever roam the earth and "Live In Texas 75" is yet another testament to that unquestionable claim.

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