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Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  25 October 2008 (Japan)
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

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Rob Ladd: Typically, if the drummer were to add a second bass drum part, he would continue to lead on the downbeats with his right foot, and then any sort of extra notes would come out of the left. But that's not the way that Keith did it. When he would come to a section that required double bass playing, he would switch to a left-foot lead, which is the most insane thing I think I've ever heard of.
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The Kids Are (still) Alright
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For anyone who was (or still is)an ardent Who fan,this is a "must see" documentary. It attempts to tell the tale of all four central members of The Who, from square one, incorporating interviews from not just surviving members of the band (Pete Townsend & Roger Daltry),but also the likes of The Edge (U2),Noel Gallagher (Oasis),Pete Townsend's brother,Simon Townsend,Shel Talmy (the Who's original manager),and a host of others. Ultra rare early film clips of the band are plentiful here (including a clip of The Who's Coca Cola advert from 1966,as well as footage of The High Numbers---an early version of The Who,from 1963 or 1964). The film also includes video footage of a recording session of the surviving members of The Who recording some new material,that is augmented with the likes of Greg Lake (from King Crimson & Emerson,Lake & Palmer),Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr),and John "Rabbit" Bundrick (from the early 1970's band,Free),that was filmed by D.A. Pennebaker & company (that originally filmed The Who at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967,for his film 'Monterey Pop'). If you enjoyed 'The Kids Are Alright' as much as I did, you owe it to yourself to seek this one out. Available in two versions: the (nearly)four hour version (available on DVD),as well as a 90 minute cut version that briefly ran in cinemas. Not rated,but contains pervasive strong language.


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