jazzville skyline: “…who…what, where, when, why…”

by rocky-o

Any fans of Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon, know that these four gentlemen make up The Who…always have, always will…no matter who fills in for the departed bass and drums…And knowing The Who is what a recent documentary is all about.

Entitled “The Who, The Mods, And The Quadrophenia Connection”, it explores the moniker that The Who have been stuck with since the sixties, of being a ‘mod’ band, and, to some extent, that claim lays spot on…to some degree. However, there are many contradictory sides to the band as well, and those are some of the themes explored in their rock opera, “Quadrophenia”, which got its name from the four individual personalities of the group.

“Quadrophenia” has not been as hailed or remembered as their ‘other’ rock opera, “Tommy”, (although I personally believe “Quadrophenia” is far better), but at least this documentary gives it its due, with a complete study of the album as it was released on vinyl, including the packaging and the promotion.

And for those born primarily in the ‘cd’ era, you have missed alot when it comes to music, which was always far more than just what was between the grooves, and, if there was ever a great example of that, this is one of them.

But, no matter when you were born or what type of music you were, or are, into, the one fact that there is no doubt of, is that The Who are rock legends.

Always have been…always will be…


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