Today’s movie: The Kids Are Alright

With the film successes of Tommy and Quadrophenia in the bank, Pete Townsend and Company capitalized with The Kids Are Alright. While the first two were ‘real’ films, with plots and everything, this one is more a collection of film clips and interview bits massaged together–if Kids came out 15 years later it would have been an MTV special or DVD release. But if you’re a Who fan, this is well worth the time to see and enjoy. Lots of classic tunage, including a great and revealing live version of Shout and shimmy and nicely done recording studio footage of then-new Who Are You, and some primo Moon looniness topping.