Roger Daltrey

  • Date Dec 8, 1985
  • Total Length 10:47
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Liner Notes

This interview was recorded after Roger's performance at the Orpheum Theater in Boston during his solo "tour" in late 1985. Carter Allen focuses the questioning on the new album and the current tour, but the interview, bookended by two references to Daltrey's past as a sheet metal factory worker, is a testament to a man who reached an unbelievable level of stardom while still maintaining an appreciation of his roots.

If you don't have 10 minutes to hear the whole interview, check the time stamps below to find something interesting.

00:09 - Leaving the sheet metal business. Or did he?

The Current Tour
00:30 - First time performing live as a solo act
00:48 - Plans to keep the solo project going
01:28 - Differences between current band and The Who
02:22 - Choosing the band members
03:08 - Rehearsals; warming up for the MSG show

The Album (Under A Raging Moon)
03:47 - How it came together; The Who style
04:15 - Approach different than Robert Plant's
04:47 - Gathering material for the album
05:03 - Co-writing songs
05:41 - Getting together with Bryan Adams and the inspiration he got from him
06:35 - Why he thought he would never sing again after The Who; alternate album title

Home Life
07:12 - Home less since The Who broke up
07:28 - Going fishing at home

08:00 - TV special in England ("Buddy")
08:22 - Being a working actor
08:42 - McVicar

The Future
08:56 - Making another record, maybe touring

Pete Townshend
09:15 - The promises of rock and roll
09:50 - The differences between Pete and Roger's outlooks