Diamond Dog wrote:
joels344 wrote:I couldn't imagine the likes of Quadrophenia, Who's Next, or Live at Leeds being as lively without his vocals. So yeah, I believe he was an essential member and important rock vocalist during that era.
That's a good point. I think Daltrey was massively important from "Tommy" onwards - before that, virtually anyone that could hold a tune could have been that guy. There was no particular image or vocal style I think of with Daltrey up until that point. But - and I think Pete actually said this, didn't he?- from "Tommy" onwards, Roger found his voice and he became that persona (nstage and in the studio, at least).
True. While I like the music from their earlier albums, such as, My Generation
and The Who Sell Out
, it seems that Roger Daltrey lacked the confidence, flair, and persona found on their albums from Tommy
onward. I've always argued there was a drop in music quality after Quadrophenia
(their pinnacle), though. However, by point, he had become a proper rock n' roll frontman and continued to deliver, even carrying the band to some degree. What could've been standard hard rock songs were turned into well-known classics and brought to life by Daltrey's voice.