|The Who At Kilburn: 1977 (2008) NR|
Director: The Who
Actors: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend
Release Year: 2008
Review by: SV S. - 4/16/2017 2:06 PM
"I've only watched disc 1 so far, and I'll come back and update this review when I've watched disc 2.
This is about the worst Who gig I've ever watched. The band is a shambles, unable to make the music gel, and Townshend is in a truly foul mood as a result, clearly on his own trip and forcing the rest of the band to accommodate his playing rather than playing as part of the most amazing live act in the world.
Despite this, simply because of the sheer virtuosity of all the band members, this is still a good gig, and moments of real Who magic still happen. This gig, despite being awful for The Who, is still miles better than the best gigs by many lesser bands!
It is an interesting document to watch and compare with other footage of the group, and Townshend's anger comes out as wild leaping and windmilling across the stage, plus a near-punch-up with a stage hand, which is really something to see.
Not a great introduction to the band for a new fan, but well worth a watch for someone who's seen them many times before. Three stars."