The story of Quadrophenia has been twisted, complicated andmisunderstood, but remains endlessly fascinating. The band, the movement, the album, the second wave, the movie and now the 30th anniversary of the latter two, all make for a story that needs to be told in depth. That is exactly what this film does, using recently unearthed archive footage from the early movement, rarely seen performance and interview footage of The Who, plus expert contributions and comment from a panel headed by friend of Pete Townsend and the band’s ‘Mr Fixit’ throughout their career, Richard Barnes, and featuring; mod experts Paolo Hewitt and Terry Rawlins; the ever delightfulowner of Acid Jazz records, DJ and broadcaster, Eddie Pillar; members of Mod revivalists The Chords ad The Purple Hearts; Who biographer and 1960s expert, Alan Clayson and a host of others.
The film also includes a wealth of news reports, film and video clips, location shoots and much more, all set to a backbeat of music from the finest British band of the Mod era – The Who Includes tracks such as; My Generation, Anyway, Anywhere, Anyhow, Won’t Get Fooled Again. The Real Me, Sea and Sand, Cut My Hair, I’m One, Bell Boy, 5:15, Love Reign O’er Me, plus cuts by Georgie Fame, Booker T and The MGs, The Jam , The Chords and numerous others.