Concerts Wiki

Set List:

  1. "I Can't Explain"
  2. "Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran cover)
  3. "I Am the Sea"
  4. "The Real Me"
  5. "The Punk and the Godfather"
  6. "I'm One"
  7. "The Dirty Jobs"
  8. "Helpless Dancer"
  9. "Is It In My Head?"
  10. "I've Had Enough"
  11. "5:15"
  12. "Sea and Sand"
  13. "Drowned"
  14. "Bell Boy"
  15. "Doctor Jimmy"
  16. "The Rock"
  17. "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  18. "My Generation"
  19. "Pinball Wizard"
  20. "See Me, Feel Me"
  21. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  22. "Naked Eye"

Concert notes:

The first of the Quadrophenia concerts on the U.K. tour got off to a bad start here at the Trentham Gardens in Stoke-on-Trent. It had not been exhaustively rehearsed beforehand and The Who thought, with extensive use of backing tapes, that the complete piece could be played live. This show unfortunately proved them wrong. After only one performance, three songs, 'The Dirty Jobs', 'Is It In My Head?' and 'I've Had Enough', were dropped from the set (not to re-appear until the Quadrophenia revival shows in 1996). Other difficulties were encountered with guitars: because many of the songs required capos, Townshend found he had to change guitars over 20 times. No reviewers had been invited to this concert and the only documentary evidence that remains is Robert Ellis's photographs. The fans, however, weren't as disappointed as the band themselves were, and had been treated to several novelties such as a quadrophonic PA system delivering storm and sea sound effects and John Entwistle playing a large trumpet on 'Helpless Dancer'. During the concert, Entwistle had a white leather jacket and the flying lady emblem on his Cadillac stolen! This prompted him to comment that he had, in effect, played the concert for free!