In anticipation of The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live from London” release tomorrow (June 10th), a preview of the concert film is now streaming.
Appearing on RollingStone.com, the clip shows Rodger Daltrey and Pete Townshend performing the album’s title track as a series of dramatic historical footage plays on their stage screen setup. This clip alone is absolutely stunning, so I can only imagine what the entire film is like.
Quadrophenia is arguably the finest Who album and certainly their most conceptually ambitious success (R.I.P. Lifehouse). The original double-LP told the story of a restless young man with split personality who gets involved with mod gangs and drugs and ends up literally washed ashore on a rocky island, away from England. It’s a passionate story backed by great music.
While I consider The Who’s Woodstock performance of “See Me Feel Me” as one of their finest moments, the new “Quadrophenia” film proves the band can still put on a show.