With a strange history and an unusual assortment of tracks, Who guitarist Pete Townshend's first solo album still offers plenty of joy.
24 Apr 2018
Any time Townshend dances, which happens frequently and enthusiastically here, the preposterousness comes out.
04 Dec 2016
With the Who hitting their golden anniversary, we get another pocketing-picking Pete Townshend retrospective with two new songs.
06 Jul 2015
This is Pete Townshend laid, more or less, bare; offering us tales from the cradle to the hearing aid, and reflections on a life that our hero seems to feel doesn’t add up to what it should.
28 Oct 2012
Everything Pete Townshend did up until 1973 set the stage for Quadrophenia. It’s all in there: the pre-teen angst, the teenage agonies and the post-teen despondency.
28 Nov 2011
In this second installment of Sound Affects' retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.
06 Oct 2011
It may be that Quadrophenia is best digested as a missing socio-cultural link between postwar England and its strife-torn, IRA-fearing '70s.
05 Jan 2010
There is a significant amount of information about the Who, but it doesn’t tell an obsessive fan anything she doesn’t already know.
06 Nov 2008
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