Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »
'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest ... See full summary »
Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer keith Moon just prior to his death.Written by
Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
As with Rick Danko, Australian comic character Norman Gunston, played by Garry McDonald, is both misspelled in the credits (as 'Gunsten') and was cut from the film. See more »
Rick Danko of The Band is listed in the end credits as appearing in the film, even though his segment was deleted from the final print. See more »
I've got a guitar up here if any big-mouth little git wants to come and fucking take it off me.
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At the end of the opening "Smothers Brothers" clip where The Who demolish their equipment, Keith Moon's bass drum with the Who logo on it explodes, and the very same logo spirals forward to the middle of the screen. Then the words of the title of the film pop up from the bottom of the screen while Pete Townshend smashes Tommy Smothers' acoustic guitar. See more »
The 2003 DVD is the first home video edition to include the movie's complete credits. All previous versions ended as soon as "Long Live Rock" ended, but the theatrical edition continued rolling credits (words only, no Who footage) for an additional two minutes, with the song "The Kids Are Alright" heard underneath. The deletion of this section of the credits on previous home video editions is what led to the common misconception that the song "The Kids Are Alright" never appears in the movie that was named after it. See more »
One of the best Rock and Roll documentaries ever made on the best Rock and Roll band
TKAA is a great mix of live and lip-synched performances, interviews and funny clips. The perfomances are stellar, particularly "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again". The Who are presented wonderfully here, all four getting their own moments.
The undisputed star of the show is drummer Keith Moon. His interview with Ringo Starr is hilarious. Pete Townshend is runner up, shown in all of his bitter youth glory. Roger Daltrey is given time during the perfomances to show himself off as a wonderful lead singer and the essense of the Tommy character. Only bassist John Entwistle is short changed, given very few moments on-screen. Yet his line about being too old to enjoy his money is classic. A must see for any rock fan.
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