PETE TOWNSHEND GETS THE FINAL WORD...
Posted by: Captain Can Man ()
Date: February 23, 2013 03:29AM

Thanks Debbie. I don't appreciate the definitions. That was a waste of your time and quite insulting towards me.

I do appreciate your taking the time to post some of Jack's statements about the fire though. That was very informative and I wished this had been posted when the thread first started.


I don't know if you saw my post with Pete Townshend's comments years later about how he and his band acted after the 11 people were trampled at their concert in Cinncinnati. You and I and the rest of the people on this board have never been in a position like Jack and Pete were. So we can speculate all day long about what woulda, coulda, shoulda, happened but Pete's words of remorse about the way he handled it trumps anything you and I are saying. This man's words are the only important comments in this entire thread because he is the only one that lived it. I bolded some of the lines that I really want to sink in.You need to realize that you guys are saying the exact same type of things that Pete Townshends "advisors" were telling him at the time.


TOWNSHEND: I was drinking so hard at the time I wasn't conscious of what I was saying. And I said some dumb things. I said some things that hurt the victims' families. I remember saying, "It seems that everybody wants us to shed the theatrical tear and to say 'sorry.' Whereas what we have to do is go on. "The fact is that we didn't have to go on. We could have stopped, and I think we should have stopped. We should have stopped the tour.

PLAYBOY: Why didn't you?

TOWNSHEND: I don't quite know why we didn't. I suppose we didn't, to put it bluntly, because there was too much money at stake. It would have been a big legal mess to cancel tour dates, but we should have. It's obvious that we should have stopped. The idea that "We're going to Buffalo and we're doing this for those kids" was rubbish. The kids were gone. We then should have attended to the families. We should have stayed in Cincinnati. It looked as if we had gone in like commandos, created this havoc, then fucked off to do the same things somewhere else. Our advisors, our lawyers and everybody else were just completely wrong, inhuman and stupid. Everybody was stupid--the record company, the manager, my lawyer, the fans-- they were all stupid, completely stupid. Never, ever have I come across a chunk of humanity as stupid as the people with whom I interrelated. As I sat on top of all those stupid people as Mr. King Stupid. I mean, we had to go on for rock and roll? What shit! It's like Wayne's World, "Rock and roll!" That's what we did after Cincinnati. "Rock and roll!" Eleven kids dead, but what the fuck?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2013 03:32AM by Captain Can Man.

Navigate: Previous MessageNext Message
Options: ReplyQuote


SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 870 mattenigmamusic1 02/21/2013 03:04AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 597 rocknut 02/21/2013 03:08AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 614 Troy 02/21/2013 03:25AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 472 Pelata 02/21/2013 06:10AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 504 Patrick 02/21/2013 05:06AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 546 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 10:06AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 477 Troy 02/21/2013 10:12AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 428 nivjourney 02/21/2013 12:10PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 378 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 02:53PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 347 rocknut 02/21/2013 05:35PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 346 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 06:20PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 312 rocknut 02/21/2013 06:54PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 304 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 07:00PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 303 rocknut 02/21/2013 07:08PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 293 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 07:45PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 297 rocknut 02/21/2013 07:57PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 306 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 08:13PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 329 sharkfist 02/21/2013 09:05PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 345 Laurent 02/22/2013 12:21AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 317 sharkfist 02/22/2013 01:38AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 498 Troy 02/22/2013 02:14AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 240 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 04:00AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 262 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 03:56AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 332 Troy 02/22/2013 04:07AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 364 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 04:24AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 260 Troy 02/22/2013 04:58AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 266 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 05:11AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 259 Walk In The Shadows 02/22/2013 05:44AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 248 Troy 02/22/2013 05:47AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 228 Walk In The Shadows 02/22/2013 05:49AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 230 Troy 02/22/2013 05:51AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 290 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:22AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 290 nivjourney 02/23/2013 12:57AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 273 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 02:59AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 253 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:18AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 259 Troy 02/22/2013 08:52AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 239 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 09:03AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 232 Troy 02/22/2013 09:30AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 254 sharkfist 02/22/2013 09:37AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 262 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 09:48AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 272 sharkfist 02/22/2013 09:56AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 242 Troy 02/22/2013 10:01AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 251 McMack 02/23/2013 09:02AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 258 Laurent 02/23/2013 06:59PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 248 Troy 02/22/2013 08:58AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 292 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 09:07AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 225 Troy 02/22/2013 09:34AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 255 sharkfist 02/22/2013 09:32AM
Well, You Wanted Proof... 297 RockerChic 02/22/2013 06:11AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 266 gary191265 02/22/2013 06:32AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 251 Walk In The Shadows 02/22/2013 06:45AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 253 RockerChic 02/22/2013 06:56AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 240 gary191265 02/22/2013 07:02AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 297 Troy 02/22/2013 07:15AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 272 gary191265 02/22/2013 07:25AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 229 Troy 02/22/2013 07:41AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 254 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:35AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 245 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 12:01PM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 226 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:34AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 265 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:30AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 268 gary191265 02/22/2013 08:38AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 231 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:49AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 223 Troy 02/22/2013 09:35AM
Re: Well, You Wanted Proof... 239 sharkfist 02/22/2013 09:42AM
Time for a Vocabulary Lesson, Then... 291 RockerChic 02/23/2013 01:53AM
PETE TOWNSHEND GETS THE FINAL WORD...381 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 03:29AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 256 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 03:49AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 254 sharkfist 02/22/2013 05:53AM
I edited this, so please read again 269 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:07AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 240 Walk In The Shadows 02/22/2013 08:23AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 242 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 08:31AM
Re: I edited this, so please read again 310 sharkfist 02/22/2013 09:47AM
Re: I edited this, so please read again 261 RAMSAY 02/22/2013 09:51AM
Re: I edited this, so please read again 264 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 11:28AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 288 rocknut 02/21/2013 10:02PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 247 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 04:05AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 257 rocknut 02/22/2013 05:45PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 245 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 03:02AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 253 rocknut 02/23/2013 03:45AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 279 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 03:58AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 257 rocknut 02/23/2013 04:03AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 284 nivjourney 02/21/2013 11:19PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 247 Captain Can Man 02/22/2013 03:46AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 277 nivjourney 02/23/2013 01:23AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 242 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 03:07AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 253 nivjourney 02/23/2013 04:48AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 274 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 05:13AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 271 Troy 02/23/2013 05:45AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 272 RockerChic 02/23/2013 05:58AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 307 Captain Can Man 02/23/2013 06:07AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 272 gary191265 02/21/2013 09:17PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 295 sharkfist 02/21/2013 09:24PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 272 gary191265 02/22/2013 01:26AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 232 RAMSAY 02/22/2013 05:13AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 237 Cosmic_Drama 02/22/2013 04:24AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 263 Cosmic_Drama 02/22/2013 04:25AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 296 chynablue 02/21/2013 05:15PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 249 Troy 02/22/2013 10:04AM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 323 Laurent 02/21/2013 05:20PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 297 Captain Can Man 02/21/2013 05:28PM
Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY 278 Cosmic_Drama 02/22/2013 04:22AM


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Powered by Phorum.

Disclaimer: melodicrock.com takes no responsibility for the contents of messages posted on this open forum, or for the sanity of those posting.