Saturday, April 2, 2011

"Won't Get Fooled Again" performance from The Kids Are Alright

If you want to see what real rock n' roll looks like and a band enjoying their music then watch this clip from The Who's 1979 rockumentary The Kids Are Alright.  Basically, the band didn't feel they had captured solid recorded versions of some of their hit songs, so at their own Shepperton Studios they filmed live recordings in front of a small audience.  Now when I say "audience" it was an audience made of close friends, special invitation and fellow musicians to the tune of 500 guests.  I a minimum the adult beverages had been free flowing and what originally started as a recording of a few songs became a full out concert due to the re-takes. 
The first 50 seconds of video has some of my favorite Pete Townshend stage moves.  For the longest time I thought Pete had ripped his jacket because you can see black underneath his arm,but alas its only the late 70s fashion of his jacket.  However he has potential to have ripped everything in this performance between his stage slide and Hail Mary windmills.
At the 7:50 mark in the video Daltrey's scream erupts out of the smoke and lasers and then goes black intoTownshend's slo-mo power slide.  I'll warn you it will make you want to go burn a couch or stomp the gas pedal through the floorboard.  I only wish I could have been there in the audience.
 "Won't Get Fooled Again" from The Kids Are Alright video

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