Originally Posted by Borgoguy
Obviously, you weren't in the room whilst Daltry was on stage. Again, The Who are my favorite group. But listening to, and watching, Daltry has become painful for me.
Although I lauded Paul for his vocal performance, I am not in any way intimating that he sounds the same as when he was in The Beatles or fronting Wings. That's just not the case, as there were more than a few vocal strains which is to be expected at Paul's age (also noted with Roger Waters).
Also, I don't believe the caliber of artists from those legendary 60s bands would resort to using vocal enhancing/pitch correcting technology live. Maybe in the studio, but they would have too much pride in front of each other to do this on stage.
I agree with everything you say, and I hope that that's what really happens.
But with just a little subtle touch of auto-tune you can take a bad live performance and make it sound stellar. As far as pride goes, now that all of these rock legends are deep into their 70s one can assume that if they all need this as a crutch they would all use it and not be ashamed of it.
I know it's heresy to even imply this, but it just struck me as strange as how good all of these old guys sounded when in recent past shows they sounded awful, the Olympics coming to mind.