Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment - Tommy or Quadrophenia?
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I've just sat and spent the last 3 hours or
so listening to both of these. I'm an avowed
Who fan, but I'm curious which do you
think is best?
09-14-06, 04:27 PM
Apples & oranges, really, but Tommy gets the vote for
maximum impact on history of rock.
09-14-06, 04:32 PM
It was supposed to be the Lifehouse project, but turned out to be better than any rock opera, IMHO.
09-14-06, 06:00 PM
Tommy surely is the historically better known,
and yes Whos Next is one of my favourite LPs but has anyone
heard anything from Rael? simply amazing stuff when you
consider it predated Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia.
That said I think the most underated Who album is "The Who Sell Out".
Quadrophenia! Just so much in that I can relate to. Tommy was too much glitz and glitter.
My fried egg make me sick first thing in the morning.
09-14-06, 09:35 PM
Quadrophenia > Tommy
I'm not voting on the impact to rock and roll, but rather which one rocks more. Quadrophenia gets me going whereas Tommy is quieter, softer. Both have their place in my library, but Quadrophenia gets played five to one.
By the way, what's Rael? Is that somehow A Quick One?
* Best news ever? The mini Who (RIP Keith and John) has announced that they're playing my city!
* jack *
09-15-06, 06:44 PM
"Oh Lamia, your flesh that remains I will take as my food...
it is the scent of garlic that lingers on my chocolate fingers."
Peter Gabriel could kick Pete Townshend's ass too.
(no really... I like Tommy the best, but some songs are better on the movie soundtrack, IMHO)
^ Clapton, Tina Turner, AND Jack Nicholson ?!? Oh Yeah...
Rael was Townshend's first attempt at a "rock opera"
(although that term wasn't coined until Tommy was being written).
I've only heard a few cuts from it on the 30 years of maximum R&B box
Quadrophenia. I think I overplayed Tommy in high school and got sick of it. I still play Quad from time to time.
Heh. Rael. I thought of "The Lamb" when I saw that, too. Another great album.
09-18-06, 10:48 PM
Can you see the real me!
Got a bet there?
I'll meet it.
Ya can't beat it.
09-29-06, 11:05 AM
Out of my brain on the 5.15.
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