At the start of baba o'reilly keith is pretending to hit drums, i.e practiseing for and getting into the rythem for the song, so when the drums kick in he is reved up ( this is my interpretaiton though, im not saying he was thinking this exact thing at the time)
the reason there is no sound coming from the drums is because he wasnt hitting them, this is quite obvious, if you rewatch it you will notice that no drums or cymbals are being hit.
i dont know where u heard that the drumming had to be overdubbed for this performance but i wouldnt use the start of this song as evidence.
I noticed also in Won't Get Fooled Again that the usual drum sequence alongise the synth, just before the big yell and the leap, was lax. on record it's sharp and bang on -
diddle-iddle-um--diddle-iddle-um--diddle-iddle-diddle-iddle-um--diddle-iddle-um--diddle-iddle-etc building-up to the climax.
At the Shepperton show, Moony's intervention was late and he just went straight into the continuous build-up instead of leaving the gaps.
If you actually listen to a studio/album version of a WHO song and then listen to the live version, you will find that the live veresion can vary DRAMATICALLY in the way it sounds
never trust a bunny
does anyone know where I could find footage of the whole concert that this song and "won't get fooled again" was in?
I love it when The Who played "sloppy". It is the raw energy of their live performances with warts and all that make The Who the greatest live band in the history of rock and roll.
Actually, I thought the "Baba O'Riley" performance was superb. And the "Won't Get Fooled Again" at Shepperton (which ends the film proper) is one of the greatest, most dynamic rock n roll song performances of all-time.