Quadrophenia, 1979

Quadrophenia is a 1970s British drama film, about a London Mod boy and the rivalry between two youth subcultures, scooter-riding Mods and motorcycle-riding Rockers in the 1960s, including the Brighton riots; loosely based on the 1973 rock opera music album by The Who; a mod revival influence

Shockadelic rating: Recommended

Contributors: Franc Roddam, Roy Baird, Bill Curbishley, Dave Humphries, Franc Roddam, Martin Stellman, Pete Townshend, Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davis, Leslie Ash, Toyah Wilcox, Sting, The Who


Shockadelic said…
In a film which meticulously recreates the early 1960s, the Who's 1970s prog rock soundtrack almost ruins the film. Thankfully, the intrusions are kept to a minimum.
This is a film, not a stage show. They should have just told the story properly (i.e. soundtrack of the period).