Music Movies From The Past – QUADROPHENIA 1979

21 July 2023

Featuring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah,
Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone

Quadrophenia was a 1979 British film,
loosely based on THE WHO‘s 1973 rock
opera of the same name.

The film was set in London in 1964, a time when the working class youth broadly aligned themselves with one of two factions, who frequently fought each other. The Mods wore sharp suits, listened to current pop and soul music, took amphetamines, and rode scooters. Rockers rode powerful British motorcycles such as Triumph and BSA, wore
black leather jackets and listened to 1950s rock’n’roll and soul.

Story: “London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially
his parents and his job in a company’s mailing division. Only when he’s together with his friends, a ‘Mod’ clique, cruising London on his motor-scooter and hearing music such as
that of The Who and The High Numbers, does he feel free and accepted. However, it’s a
flight into an illusionary world.

Original movie picture soundtrack.


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