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The Kids Are Alright (1979)




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This collection of tunes from The Who include "Pinball Wizard," "My Generation" and many others. Includes promo clips, and other appearances.

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Critic Reviews for The Kids Are Alright

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Classic performances abound, driven by energy and a synergy that's beyond perfect.

May 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite its shortcomings, its ramshackle portrait of the band captures their combustible spirit and frequently shows The Who at their very best.

December 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The result will please the followers of the group... [Full review in Spanish]

February 8, 2018 | Full Review…

... a scrappy, vibrant musical portrait painted in the bold colors of rock itself: impassioned lyrics, power chords, crashing drums and smashing guitars.

October 26, 2008 | Full Review…

I can't explain, so you'll just have to tune into "My Generation" to get the Who's status as one of the all-time great bands.

February 4, 2005 | Full Review…

This is not a film about rock'n roll, it is rock'n roll.

October 8, 2003 | Rating: 4.5/5

Audience Reviews for The Kids Are Alright

A cracking compilation of archive interview and performance footage of The Who. This type of thing usually gets no further than preaching to the converted, but "The Kids Are Alright" is exceptional in that it could just turn you on to a band you might previously have been ambivalent about. What is abundantly clear to anyone is that they were an awesome live act, comprised of the best rock bassist, perhaps the best drummer and one of the most original songwriters of the era. Oh, and Roger Daltrey. The downside is that the interview footage is not especially illuminating. John Entwistle is largely reticent and Keith Moon hides behind his genial twit facade, but Daltrey manages to drop a few pearls of honest, no-nonsense wisdom. Pete Townshend comes across as a fascinating character, alternately self-effacing, jokey or pompous depending on how highbrow the interview is. My highlight was watching them record "Who Are You?" in the studio.

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