Here you'll find everything you'll ever need to know about Quadrophenia, The Who film that helped launch the mod revival....
|Quadrophenia... the album
Released November 1973. The ultimate Who album. The album where all that has gone before comes together into one perfect package. The definitive Rock album, although perhaps not the definitive Who album yet still the most "Who" of any Who album. QUAD was the only Pete Townshend production for his band, which may be the reason for this. Unlike TOMMY, which was a fantasy, QUAD is almost stark in its realism.
|Searching for what seems an impossible solution, Jimmy rides out on his GS scooter. He is still declaring his Modism striving to be a perfect Mod. Then Jimmy sees the girl he loves with his best friend, which seems to be the final straw, and is upset enough to crash the bike.|
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Against the backdrop of riots in 60s Brighton, Quadrophenia perfectly captures the teenage need to belong, and identify, with your peers. In 1964 London, Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels) divides his time between hanging out with Mod friends and slaving in the post-room of an advertising firm. He doesn't work because he wants to or through a desire to further a career. No, all Jimmy wants is to have enough cash in his pocket to keep his scooter running and bespoke suits trim, leaving a little for "blues". There's nothing that Jimmy likes more than motoring with his pals Dave, Chalky and Spider What better way could there be to exasperate his parents and chat up birds like Steph ) and Monkey?