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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:35 PM

Jobs, Mental illness all tied up in one album. QUADROPHENIA 1973 ALBUM - BBC Documentary

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Reply Jobs, Mental illness all tied up in one album. QUADROPHENIA 1973 ALBUM - BBC Documentary (Original post)
geefloyd46 Jan 2013 OP
kurtzapril4 Jan 2013 #1
geefloyd46 Jan 2013 #2
zeemike Jan 2013 #3
geefloyd46 Jan 2013 #7
zeemike Jan 2013 #10
ancianita Jan 2013 #9
zeemike Jan 2013 #11
DuckBurp Jan 2013 #13
Reno Master Jan 2013 #4
lovemydog Jan 2013 #6
Reno Master Feb 2013 #15
lovemydog Feb 2013 #16
lovemydog Jan 2013 #5
leveymg Jan 2013 #8
drynberg Jan 2013 #12
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #14

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:39 PM

1. it's a great album!

The last gasp of Moon, basically.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:40 PM

2. One of best comments Daltry what was Keith like in 1973...

A little drunker than he was in 1972.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:08 AM

3. I think Pet Townshend set out to make a great album.

and usually it don' work...and I don't think Quadraphonia was their best work....actually I think Tommy was...even though Tommy told a complex story it seemed to work better.
It was good and I enjoyed it...bought the album...but it was not their greatest.
And their greatest songs are on Who's Next.....I will always love Baba O'Riley..
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Response to zeemike (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:13 AM

7. I'm a quadraphenia fan...

I think it's a more complete idea carried through where Tommy really becomes a jumble of late sixty hippie ideals. I think quadraphenia holds tighter to the original idea.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:58 PM

10. I can see that POV.

But Tommy was simpler in it's concept and the music was more song like as opposed ot opera like.
Plus Tommy had a great overture to it.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:48 PM

9. You're right. But I think "Who's Next" is their greatest album. "Tommy" second, based

on its operatic concept.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:02 PM

11. Well I bought Who's Next....on 8 track.

And I wore that tape out...it is when I realized the who was a great band.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

13. "Live at Leeds" is my favorite.

The music on that album is what had made them "The Who." Between Tommy and Quadrophenia, I prefer Tommy. Its message was clear, while Quadrophenia was very ambiguous. Townshend says he left it up to the listener to determine whether Jimmy drowned or not. In due respect, I think Pete just didn't know how to end the story. The two albums are both excellent musically.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:13 AM

4. 40-year anniversary of Quadrophenia!

One of my favorite albums. The touring Who will be in Reno next Saturday (2/2/13). They're supposed to play the whole thing!

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Response to Reno Master (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:24 AM

6. Welcome here.

Have fun! Will you get to see the Who on this tour? If so, please let us know how it is!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:19 PM

15. Thanks. Didn't go to either show. 'Twas a bit pricey.

Also, I've seen concert footage of this Who group, and, the musical performance didn't come close to the quality of the studio tracks.

When I was leaving the Silver Legacy mid-day yesterday, two couples were talking about the previous night's concert in the elevator. I asked the remaining couple, if they were referring to Styx? They were. I asked if they were Quadrophenia fans? The woman said that her father was going to that evening's concert. This brought home the generation gap!

Btw, how does one use one's own pic as an avatar? When I signed up, I was forced to choose a pic from the provided selection.

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Response to Reno Master (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:11 PM

16. Cool, you can always

watch amazing footage of them in their prime on youtube. I love them with Moon and Entwistle.

Not sure how to use one's own pic as an avatar. As you can see, I use a generic one from the provided selection. Maybe ask on another forum her like meta or computers. Hope that helps.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:23 AM

5. Love this album

from start to finish. I love all the Who albums. This is one of their most accomplished. In addition to those themes, it also gets into the mods versus rockers stuff going on when they were growing up. They were definitely mods, with the vespas, smart clothing, parkas, etc. 5:15, Punk meets the Godfather & Love Reign Over Me are among their best songs. Thanks for sharing this here. I'd never seen it. The feature film of Quadrophenia is fantastic too. Sting plays the bell boy. The lead actor is amazing. Glad they are touring now and playing this entire album from start to finish!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:42 PM

8. Then, see the film on YouTube>

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

12. Yep, ain't all milk & honey in a rock&roll band, thanks for the interview, thwas great

I only saw the Who once in Detroit in '71, Moon was truly fabulous, the rest of the Who was very good, but Keith was the best drummer I've ever seen...those were the days.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:01 PM

14. Some of the best bass lines in rock are on that album

love this one (whch kicks off the whole double album):

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