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This 1968 concert from the Who vaults reveals both a devastating live show and a revealing bit of history.
13 Apr 2018
Jim McCarthy's passion for the project comes through at times, but it isn't enough to carry an uneven book.
02 Oct 2016
It's a great time to be a fan of The Jam and this 2015 documentary is but one reason why. Now issued with a full live concert from 1980, you can't lose.
06 Dec 2015
This film tells the story of two men who formed an unlikely partnership and persuaded The Who to sign with them, despite their lack of connections and experience in the industry.
17 Aug 2015
With the Who hitting their golden anniversary, we get another pocketing-picking Pete Townshend retrospective with two new songs.
06 Jul 2015
One wonders if Elvis, the Beatles, the Who, et. al. would have gained such importance had TV not been available.
30 Oct 2012
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
The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.
04 Mar 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
Daltrey’s complete rendition of Tommy (1969) from start to finish was most probably a once in a lifetime experience for many; the crowd was certainly fortunate to witness such a genuine cultural happening.
31 Oct 2011
Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.
22 May 2011
When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...
18 Aug 2010
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
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