The Kids Are Alright

1979, Documentary, 1h 48m

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This pioneering rock music documentary combines promotional footage, television appearances and production crew- and fan-shot footage of rock legends The Who -- on tour, in the studio and in their daily lives from 1964 until just before drummer Keith Moon's death in September 1978. The film includes historic performances at Woodstock, guitar smashing on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and career-spanning hits from "My Generation" to "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

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  • Dec 14, 2010
    A cracking compilation of archive interview and performance footage of The Who. This type of thing usually gets no further than preaching to the converted, but "The Kids Are Alright" is exceptional in that it could just turn you on to a band you might previously have been ambivalent about. What is abundantly clear to anyone is that they were an awesome live act, comprised of the best rock bassist, perhaps the best drummer and one of the most original songwriters of the era. Oh, and Roger Daltrey. The downside is that the interview footage is not especially illuminating. John Entwistle is largely reticent and Keith Moon hides behind his genial twit facade, but Daltrey manages to drop a few pearls of honest, no-nonsense wisdom. Pete Townshend comes across as a fascinating character, alternately self-effacing, jokey or pompous depending on how highbrow the interview is. My highlight was watching them record "Who Are You?" in the studio.
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