The Who, in case you’ve been living under a dead manatee for the last three months, are playing the halftime show, which is just less than two weeks away. The group already has tipped their hand regarding what songs they’ll actually play for the shortened show, and frontman Pete Townshend says it will be a “compact medley” of their biggest hits.
“We’re kinda doing a mashup of stuff,” the guitarist tells Billboard. “A bit of ‘Baba O’Riley,’ a bit of ‘Pinball Wizard,’ a bit of the close of ‘Tommy,’ a bit of ‘Who Are You,’ and a bit of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’ It works — it’s quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it — we’ve always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot.” –Billboard.
I know nothing about music–I’ve only recently stopped referring to “Baba O’Riley” as “Teenage Wasteland,” but I’m looking forward to the show. If commissioner Roger Goodell gets credit for nothing else during his tenure, it should be noted that he’s managed to bring in great acts for the Super Bowl’s halftime show. Suddenly “Puppy Bowl VI” doesn’t look so enticing.