This is a reprint of my review first published on Three Men on a Blog in 2011, with a number of significant revisions. You can read my original review here.
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who
Directed by Murray Learner & Paul Crowder
Starring Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon
Like any kind of biographical project, rock documentaries have the potential to be nothing more than exercises in ego inflation. When The Who's first film The Kids Are Alright was released in 1979, singer Roger Daltrey sold it on the basis that it made the band look like "complete idiots". He quipped that The Song Remains The Same – Led Zeppelin’s bloated vanity project from three years earlier - was made "for the sole purpose of making Robert Plant's dick look big."
You can check out my thoughts on Quadrophenia by checking out The Movie Hour podcast here. If you want more on Tommy, check out this article on the album's 40th anniversary, which I wrote for The Warwick Boar back in 2009.
For my thoughts on the other film called The Kids Are Alright, click here.
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