Top 10 van Classic Rock Documentaries

Ultimate Classic Rock kijkt vandaag naar de top 10 van Classic Rock Documentaries. “The Kids Are Alright” staat op nummer 3. “Gimme Shelter” van de Stones staat op de eerste plaats.

“‘The Kids Are Alright’ presents not only the definitive film portrait of the Who at their peak power, it’s also something of a case study in how rock documentaries should be made. Although director Jeff Stein had no filmmaking experience, his dogged determination to compile an authoritative timeline of the Who’s best on-camera moments (….) Essential for the Who faithful, ‘The Kids Are Alright’ is also the rare rock doc with enough raw power to reach out and touch the unconverted“.

Gesigneerd Who-materiaal ter veiling

Fraser’s Autographs heeft een aantal Who-items ter veiling. Deze veiling loopt tot 25 april.

Omschrijving:
An excellent collection of Who items relating to The Who’s legendary “Who Put The Boot In” 1976 tour of UK football grounds. Items include a waterstained and somewhat soiled copy of “The Who By Numbers” LP (1975) signed by Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon on the upper cover, and by support act Alex Harvey and SAHB members Hugh McKenna and Ted McKenna on the rear. Two concert tickets (Swansea & Charlton) with some wear, though one signed by Alex Harvey and Hugh Mckenna on the rear. A mimeographed copy of the show’s running order listing all acts playing and showtimes, and a slightly worn copy of the classic ‘Bellboy’ programme, which includes Keith Moon’s signature over his notorious ‘Baggage Of The Month’ centerfold nude photo, as well as signatures from Entwistle and Daltry over their respective images. Despite the condition of some items, this remains an excellent collection at an attractive price. All autographs apparently obtained at the backstage parties for the Swansea and Charlton shows“.

“Mods: A Very British Style”

Onlangs verscheen het boek “Mods: A Very British Style”, door Richard Weight. The Telegraph bespreekt het boek, waarin ook The Who voorkomt.

“(…) it was the Who who came to define the movement in the popular imagination. Pete Townshend proved pithily accurate in 1968: “To be a mod you had to have short hair, money enough to buy a real smart suit, good shoes, good shirt; you had to be able to dance like a madman.” All true. Although my own recollection is that any mod venue playing the Who, the Small Faces and particularly the Kinks would be guaranteed to clear the dance floor in seconds. Incorrigible snobs in music, as all else, mods would dance only to American soul music, with a little Jamaican ska or bluebeat on the side“.