Best Rock Movie Ever
If anyone has any doubts that The Who are prime contenders for the title of The Best Rock Band To Ever Rock Planet Earth, this film will settle them in the absolute affirmative. It spans from their first single as The Who, "I Can't Explain" in 1965, all the way to Keith Moon's final performance with the band in 1978 on gargantuan renditions of the Who's Next classics "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."
In between it's just a glorious mishmash of stellar concert footage, pre-MTV music videos, insightful, often hilarious, and sometimes almost unhinged interview segments, and various and sundry television clips like their sublimely ridiculous miming (plus live vocal from Roger Daltrey) of "My Generation" on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 that climaxes with Keith Moon literally detonating his bass drum with far more explosives than anyone expected.
It's exhilarating and a must-see for any fan of rock 'n' roll music. Watching Pete Townshend leaping into the air and windmilling his guitar while Roger Daltrey belts out some of the best lyrics in rock history and swings his microphone around on its cord like a lariat while Keith Moon bashes his drumkit like an octopus on speed and John Entwistle's fingers race across the neck of his bass guitar to bring the thunder down... Man, there's just nothing else like it.