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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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Roger Daltrey: And I listen back to myself now in that period, 1964, we got some early, early demos, and, by God, I sound like a 50-year-old black man.
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Shame, Shame, Shame
Written by Jimmy Reed
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Amazing rock doc
16 September 2007 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Just saw Amazing Journey at the Toronto International Film Festival. I must admit that this was not a first pick as I was looking for something different for my closing day film.

Amazing Journey will be an orgasmic experience for Who devotees. The band went through several tragedies, including the deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwhistle. There were many violent fights between Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend. Daltrey might have been the pretty boy frontman but Townsend was the artist, one who was deeply insecure about never being able to surpass the artistic merits of either Tommy or Quadrophenia.

In the end, what emerges is a portrait of young men who let music permeate their lives. It's really about one's passion towards one's craft. Yes, there are lots of indulgences along the way: expensive toys, women, sycophants, and drugs. But as we see with the maturing of the Daltrey and Townsend friendship, the journey is a tough but essential part of aging gracefully into the elder statesmen of rock.

The loss of Entwhistle was devastating for both men who already carried much guilt over the death of Keith Moon. They just didn't see the signs of Entwhistle's flirtations with drugs. He dies on the eve of a reunion tour and they go on because it's important to keep the memory alive.

It is great to know that such a testimony to this band is available. What a shame it would be for younger generations to only know them as the band that made theme songs for the CSI franchise.


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