THE WHO - SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW 2010

February 8, 2010 – 9:17 am

THE WHO
Superbowl Halftime Show 2010

Live at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL, February 7, 2010. Very good digital broadcast.

Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend played a nearly 12-minute set that included these Who classics: Pinball Wizard; Baba O’Reilly; Teenage Wasteland; Who Are You?; See Me, Feel Me and Won’t Get Fooled Again.

For those who aren’t old enough to know better, it’s the CSI themes come alive!

Thanks to univonc for sharing the track on the Dime site.

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Track 01. The Who Medley (17.0MB)
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  1. 45 Responses to “THE WHO - SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW 2010”

  2. This is great. Would you be able to find and post the press conference from last Thursday.

    By Nick on Feb 8, 2010

  3. The old geezers can still rock!

    By TJ on Feb 8, 2010

  4. Not sure if you’re right that their Super Bowl performance is available on the link you provided. On that site, they say this:

    Scheduled to headline the halftime show during the Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints Super Bowl showdown at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, The Who have commemorated this historic event by recording a special version of the performance they plan to play at the game. Tune in to see the prolific live halftime performance by The Who and then after the game, buy and play the specially recorded version in Rock Band!

    Sounds like a different version. Can you re-post the live Super Bowl version?

    Also, they played a 2-song acoustic duet (Roger and Pete) in the afternoon - behind Blue Eyes & Pinball Wizard for, I presume, the media. Any chance of getting that up here?

    Thanks!

    By rick on Feb 8, 2010

  5. I love THE WHO, hahaha, they still have a power to playing a long

    By boza wii deals on Feb 8, 2010

  6. Trust you to “wimp out” and pull the mp3 link just because it gets some kind of official release.
    Tossers!!!!!!!!

    By Harry on Feb 8, 2010

  7. don’t get me wrong, i’m a huge Who fan and i understand they’re getting older, but this performance was far from their best

    By Christi Johnson on Feb 9, 2010

  8. Hello Rick

    Thanks very much for your feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Feb 9, 2010

  9. Who was Playin’ The guitar for Pete!!!!!!! They SUCKED REAL BAD!!!!! Bring on the Wheel-chairs & the DEPENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Bootleg - Steve on Feb 9, 2010

  10. Sure they’ve had better performances over the years and certainly during their prime. But let’s not lose sight of the fact that Roger Daltrey turns 66 in 3 weeks time, and Pete Townsend will be 65 in May. That Roger can still carry their signature tunes as well as he does, and Pete can still do his trademark “windmill stroke” without missing a beat, is as fine a testament to LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL as any.

    By TJ on Feb 9, 2010

  11. Thanks, BigO. Any chance you could post last year’s Springsteen Super Bowl or Prince’s Super Bowl?

    By TDC on Feb 9, 2010

  12. They did well considering the 12 minute slot and the incredible rush and BS that they endured to play this set… Not the legacy edition… I’m sure it was a blur for them. Long Live The Who! Hey Big O - how’s about a great ‘69-’79 show post to follow this! Let’s show the kids what’s alright! Bollocks to the posers…… Peace from Woodstock! - T

    By Woodstock on Feb 9, 2010

  13. Please also post Stones, U2 & Tom Petty from the SuperBowl

    Long Live Rock…

    By BigUp BigO on Feb 9, 2010

  14. This was far from their best. I don’t know what Pete was playing,if he was playing at all. The half time show I enjoyed the best was Tom Petty.

    By Malcolm on Feb 9, 2010

  15. you will find the actual tv version in mp3 form on my site–http://freakazoid0714.multiply.com/—this was mastered through a 24-bit mastering filter as it was recorded

    By mike riley on Feb 9, 2010

  16. The songs in the medley are
    Pinball Wizard
    Baba O’Reilly
    Who Are You?
    See Me, Feel Me
    Won’t Get Fooled Again.
    Teenage Wastelands is a verse in the song Baba O’Reilly.
    The Who does not have a song called Teenage Wastelands.

    By Vincent Kellogg on Feb 9, 2010

  17. From everything I’ve ever heard from the Who…they need time to warm up. Hence starting off with Can’t Explain, substitute..and the like. (except how does that explain starting with Heaven and Hell….never mind)
    I thought they still did just fine–considering the time constraints.

    Oh…and its true…the Who doesn’t have a song called Teenage Wasteland{s}…but Pete does.

    And Pete Townshend IS still the man.

    By Dan on Feb 10, 2010

  18. “you will find the actual tv version in mp3 form on my site–http://freakazoid0714.multiply.com/—this was mastered through a 24-bit mastering filter as it was recorded

    By mike riley on Feb 9, 2010″

    I couldn’t find this on your site Mike. Was it removed?

    By gerald on Feb 10, 2010

  19. The Who still uses a tape with the sythesizer parts ,they always cheat live . Even with Seven guys out there they still used Tape machines. Man they suck.

    By Joel Mccoy on Feb 10, 2010

  20. Very nice. Thanks

    By Matt on Feb 10, 2010

  21. RE: the synth parts - watch “Classic Albums”. It would make no sense to play it.

    What IS cheating - a lot of performers prerecord the halftime, so it sounds live but was recorded at rehearsals. It’s common practice, because they can also fix bum notes. Or leave them in, to make it sound “live”. Has to do with how short the halftime is, but as far as anyone can tell The Who were singing and playing live.

    But there’s a LONG list of bands who cheat paying concertgoers at the mixing board, punching in prerecorded vocals, but The Who do make mistakes and don’t lipsync. There’s enough live boots out there to prove that.

    I know Sirius brought back their Who channel, so there might have been some exclusives from the Super Bowl.

    By Danny on Feb 10, 2010

  22. Let’s not mince words: The Who is one of greatest live rock acts ever. I am a huge fan. That said, their Super Bowl appearance reflected the merest reflection of what made them great. They did not seem powerful or exciting in the least. Aside from the stage set-up which was very cool, I was cringing over the whole thing. I hope this performance does not become a lasting memory.

    By Dave C. on Feb 10, 2010

  23. i wanted to NOT like the halftime show but half way through ‘pinball wizard’ i was totally entranced & LOVED the show…can’t wait to hear it here later…thanxxx again bigO!

    i really miss john on bass…one of the greatest ever…

    By metaljohn on Feb 10, 2010

  24. Thank you Pete and Roger for all these years
    of great rock and roll..Thank you John and the incredible Moonie

    By alejandro simmons on Feb 10, 2010

  25. Hope this is OK to post/share; I noticed that someone requested Springsteen & Prince’s Halftime performances from past years. I’ve got them both on my blog (along w/U2’s, Tom Petty’s and The Who’s as well). You can find them all here:

    http://mcomv2.blogspot.com/search/label/Super%20Bowl%20Halftime%20Show

    By Honest Abe on Feb 11, 2010

  26. WFMU called the sight of Pete’s stomach a wardrobe malfunction! Humor. I did think Pete played well, and loved the crowd singing, barely audible in the bkgnd. When 50 million or whatever it was sing along, its a rush. I agree, pls post the Stones, they also worked hard to earn their millions per minute.

    By anita pallenberg on Feb 11, 2010

  27. Come on are you serious , This band sucks now ,Who Listens to this outdated shit anymore.

    By Hakim on Feb 12, 2010

  28. Thanks very much for the re-post BigO! Thought I’d never get to hear it. Sounds great! To all the dissenting non-believers out there: Who the fuck are YOU?!? Long Live The Who!!!

    By eponymus on Feb 12, 2010

  29. This WAS a great WHO show. Those who diss The Who have their heads up their a– and probably never understood the band.

    By Chis on Feb 13, 2010

  30. Click here if you reside in
    a) USA,
    b) Europe,
    c) Asia-Pacific.

    What about Canada? We are not the USA.

    By Chis on Feb 13, 2010

  31. I must admit being a Who fan at one time long ago,That they completely Sucked. What was CBS thinking.The Who now is 2 old schmucks and 6 other guys. Damn They “SUCK” now

    By Danny on Feb 13, 2010

  32. Despite the “Geezer” comments, I found that the guys performed well, under the circumstances. But poor Roger needs to stop. His voice is all but a whisper (or a growl) of what it once was

    By Hulkzilla on Feb 13, 2010

  33. Abe! Many thanks for posting that address. These are all new to me, being a forriner. Very useful resource you have there, thanks :)

    And BigO… thanks guys for this and all the other good stuff. Please ignore the ungrateful buggers who bitch and moan at you when You do us all such a great service.

    By tk on Feb 13, 2010

  34. Being a Who fan since 1967 but this is so depressing.
    Wanna die before getting old?
    I’m afraid it’s too late for the Who!

    By tony lauber on Feb 15, 2010

  35. They still got it!!!! Greatest band ever.

    By Sandra on May 13, 2010

  36. Great nice band even they are old the can even rock the world of music and nice voice gud luck to the both of you.

    By Mandy on May 21, 2010

  37. I love THE WHO. I saw their some performances. But i think this one was a lot far from their best. I think they are getting older. But it can’t be stopped.

    By Julie on May 23, 2010

  38. Still they are rocking at this age! Really awesome. I personally love them very much. Thanks for sharing ‘The Who’ with us.

    By Jackie on May 31, 2010

  39. The who? Who’s that? I think even miley cirus whould be better

    By Kerry on Jun 2, 2010

  40. The Who didnt hazard My Generation, with its famous line Hope I die before I get old, or the other songs written in guitar-smashing youth as the Who got its start.

    By Monica on Jun 4, 2010

  41. I’m a huge fan of The Who and enjoyed the show, but I admit the performance was a little choppy. I didn’t even notice that they were playing to tracks, but now that you mention it, there seemed to be some abrupt transitions between the different song parts. I thought some of the tempos were a bit sluggish, but I understand sometimes that’s necessary to keep things together for such a massive production.

    By Sierra on Jun 21, 2010

  42. I found that the guys performed well, under the circumstances. But poor Roger needs to stop. His voice is all but a whisper (or a growl) of what it once was. thanx for the video.

    By Molly on Jun 30, 2010

  43. I saw their some performances. But i think this one was a lot far from their best. I think they are getting older. But it can’t be stopped.

    By Christine on Jul 29, 2010

  44. They definitely are getting older…but they were ok.

    By Kristi on Nov 5, 2010

  45. This is what we call ‘Oldies but Goodies’. The WHO still rocks, I do love their music.

    By Sandra Hopkins on Jan 11, 2011

  46. hey bigo, i never did download this super bowl xliv halftime show last year so i got it today on super bowl xlv sunday.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Feb 6, 2011

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