“The Who is a bloody wild animal and it has to be fed chunks of raw meat and Southern Comfort. It can’t feed on anything less.” – Pete Townshend, New York Times, June 13th, 1974.
The Who: bombastic, excessive, crude, vulgar, drunk, and unfashionably fucking awesome. That is what I penned in 2005 immediately following a viewing of The Who’s 1979 doc The Kids Are Alright. The same sentiment can be echoed (loudly) in reference to the new three DVD documentary Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who that Mr. Claus was good enough to hook me up with a couple of weeks ago.
Spanning four decades, and pulling no punches, Amazing Journey digs in and addresses the good – and the bad – including the circumstances surrounding the deaths of both drummer Keith Moon, and bassist John Entwistle (the Ox!), and the fraudulent child pornography claims that nearly landed Pete Townshend in prison. Yes, it’s all here.
The set comes with two separate feature documentaries and a third disc comprised of remastered concert footage in 5.1 surround sound for the audiophiles.
Trailer: Amazing Journey :: The Story of the Who