Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Jun 30, 2012.
Loved the documentary about Quadrophenia last night.
It's such a fucking ace album.
iPlayer link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01k83bl/Quadrophenia_Can_You_See_the_Real_Me/
Missed this, will watch tonight, ta.
Watching the film afterwards and discovered that i could still recite chunks of the script despite having last watched it over 20 years ago The documentary is excellent.
There's loads of strong contenders but 5.15 is still my favourite song of theirs.
Cut My Hair is right up there for me. Rarely has a song captured teen (and adult!) angst better!
I've recorded the documentary for later consumption.
Whenever I am in Brighton with people who don't know it, I am oft inclined to show them 'the alley'
I'm having a listen to it right now. I've always liked the way bits of 'Love Reign O'er Me' keep popping up throughout the whole thing. Sometimes that stroky-chin concept album 'let's return to the theme' thing works but you've got to be really fucking good to pull it off without looking totally stupid.
Definitely watching this on Iplayer later. Love both the album and film.
Was good. Would've liked more from Daltrey about the early 60s mod scene, seeing as he was the only 'proper' mod amongst them I think. Particularly liked the 72/73 concert footage - Moon off his face on brandy + mandrax Still waiting for a making of the film doc though (or is there one and I've missed it?); suspect there're some ace stories to be told. The interviews with the photographer were good, though whatever happened to the 'model' who played Jimmy I wonder?
i watched the movie last night...saw it first years ago...didnt remember the depressing climax
Died in 2011 - the programme was dedicated / in memory of him
No sorry. he's not dead according to Wiki
but the programme ended with an in memory of - Arrrrgggghhhh!!!! - back onto iPlayer
Mod kid played by Chad [Terry Kennett. He was a 23-year old paint sprayer from Battersea discovered by Pete in The Butcher's Arms pub near Ramport Studios].
he did die sorry
Jesus, this is a roller-coaster of emotion.
I've never felt such a connection to any character in any film as I do to Jimmy in Quadrophenia.
Not sure that's such a good thing.
Or did he???
Great album. Not a bad doc. Got better towards the end when they showed the strain of touring etc.
I don't need Mark Kermode explaining the story ffs......that was about 10 minutes wasted.
Reminded me how sad and alone I felt as a teen and how that album supported my developing sense of defiance.
The mod sections, like punk docs, is lots of embellishment and hindsight re-creating a untrue history.
I'm not sure anyone at the centre of a scene as it happens really understands it, and certainly doesn't intellectualise it or sense a place in history. It is as it is at the time which is why it's exciting.
A brilliant record and the band at their very best. It was all down hill after that.
Riding a Lambretta SX200 was such fun at the time and modernist in the face of reaction. Usually the old bill, who would pull you and "greasers" of course, whose reaction was usually violence.
one of my desert island dvds
In the end all Jimmy wanted was to be loved.
That's how to do an epic. Such a fucking good song.
My dad and uncle lived in Batasy, used to drink in the Butcher's Arms, 60's / early 70's...
Just watched this. Think it's my favourite album of their's actually. I like the contrast with the energetic riffs, vocals, and Moon's drumming of course and the melodic ambience. Now playing the album whilst I restring my guitar.
So Mods are the equivalent of modern day hipsters.
Mods were working class.
Bettye LeaVette's version of Love Reign O'er Me
More like the original chavlars
Great documentary- really enjoyed that. The bit of Keith Moon being carried off stage was
BBC4's great for stuff like this, easily my favourite channel.
They only touched very briefly on Townshend's ability to identify with youth angst, reckon they could get a whole docomentary out of it. Having not seen it for 20 odd years it still stood up well, and I can definitely see the influence it had on my rebellious teenage years.
As a Sussex lad I always identified very strongly with the brighton connection, and as some of my mates were mods we spent many an hour tracing the steps of the film through the North Laine, checking the graffitit in 'Jimmy's Alley', as it was known etc. Shame that when my parents were in Brighton on May Day '64 they were in a Mini trying to escape the trouble, not that I would have wanted them to be particuarly violent, just part of an interesting scene.
I didn't really get that Jimmy was supposed to have mental health problems as a nipper and tbh Townshend is a little confused about it - you can't reallt be schizophrenic and bi-polar, it doesn't work like that. I always just assumed he was a messed up kid lik everyone else with the added random loon factor of drugs fuelling his more 'challenging' behaviour.
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