Phonygraf: THE WHO ‘LIVE AT THE L.A. FORUM 1974’ / 100% LOUD NOISE / LIVE AT THE LA FORUM (’73) :K&S 048 / ROCK AND ROLL WHO-CHEE-KOO! :Pig’s Eye 9

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Venue: The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, Thursday, November 22, *1973*

“This was recorded on Thanksgiving Day, the 1st of 2 nights at The Forum and the 2nd night in the U.S. premiering Quadrophenia to North American audiences on the 1973 tour. Interesting to hear a performance of the short-lived “Helpless Dancer” which was one of the songs the band later abandoned because of the many problems with out-of-sync backing tapes and frequent guitar changes.”

Side 1

1. Mary Ann With The Shakey Hand (Studio)
2. Real Me
3. Punk Meets The Godfather
4. I Am One
5. Helpless Dancer

Side 2

1. Sea & Sand
2. Drowned
3. Can’t Explain
4. Summertime Blues
5. My Generation


Matrix:  W-1881 A / B

This recording was released under several different titles: Live At LA Forum (No label info available) [double album with more studio tracks on side 3 & 4]

The WHo Live At LA Forum TG D 73 2LP
Live At The Forum ’73 (PIG’S EYE 9) [no image available]
Live At The Forum ’73 (K&S 048) Reissue from orig. plates

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Rock And Roll Who-Chee-Koo (PIG’S EYE); Matrix numbers PE-11 A/B:

Who RnR Who-Chee-Koo

If Hot Wacks is correct, the Pigs Eye/K&S versions have superior sound compared to Phonygraf. I believe that one of these boots was used for the soundtrack for this silent Super 8 movie (until 8 minutes and 28 seconds):

Complete Concert Set list:
I Can’t Explain, Summertime Blues, My Wife, My Generation, I Am The Sea, The Real Me, The Punk And The Godfather, I’m One, Helpless Dancer, 5.15, Sea And Sand, Drowned, Bell Boy, Doctor Jimmy, Love Reign O’er Me, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard, See Me Feel Me, My Generation, Let’s See Action, Magic Bus, Naked Eye, Baby Don’t You Do It


“L.A. Forum, 22 November 1973, 9th row. The concerts were on a Thursday and Friday. Thursday was Thanksgiving, and my friend and I went to this concert. It was pouring rain outside. Opening act was Lynyrd Skynyrd. There was an encore – Baby Don’t You Do It. At the end, Townsend smashed his guitar. L.A. Forum, 23 November 1973, front row. I recall the concert was virtually the same as the preceding night, but no encore.” 

Keith was in better form for the LA shows and the group treated the first-night crowd to a rare event at a Who concert when they came back for an encore of ‘Baby Don’t You Do It’. Pete also smashed one of his numbered Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitars. Chris Charlesworth reported in Melody Maker (December 8): “19,500 fans had stomped and cheered for over 15 minutes in the Forum, refusing to leave even though the house lights had been raised and probably well aware that The Who rarely do encores. But tonight their enthusiasm was rewarded with just that. The group came back and did an encore – actually ‘Baby Don’t You Do It’ – only the second time I’ve seen this happen in watching The Who around 20 times… they blasted through the song, climaxing with Townshend unstrapping the Gibson and, gripping the fretboard as if it were an axe, bringing it down on to the stage with a resounding crash time and time again until it cracked around the 12th fret.”

Read another longer report here:

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