Thoughts on Tommy

Friday, September 17, 2010 7:37 PM By Simon

-Tina Turner is a prostitute dealing in LSD (but she was going to be played by David Bowie), Elton John is the Pinball Champ, Eric Clapton is The Preacher, Jack Nicholsan is the singing Dr. Quacker, and everything, literally everything, is sung from the Who concept album. This movie is fucking weird, my friends.

-Please excuse this so-dated language, that might not even match up with that of 1969, but it describes it so well: this shit is kind of rad.

-And of course, for the folks of corresponding sexual preference out there, Roger Dalton spends the majority of his time being shirtless.


SugaryCynic said...

I approve of any and all shirtless endeavors. And shit being rad never goes out of style

September 17, 2010 at 10:04 PM
Will said...

I'm a huge Who fan, so I came into this one really familiar with the music and the story. Some stuff is different, but I remember being entertained by the sheer lunacy of the entire production. I don't know that I ever need to see it again, but it has an odd charm to it.

September 18, 2010 at 7:38 AM
GoodOldParanoia said...

I rented this movie when I was 10 and after watching it I was so freakin afraid of becoming blind-deaf-dumb! I remember spending long hours reading about psychosomatic disorders... My parents did a wonderful job.

September 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM
Frank said...

Who's Roger Dalton?

September 22, 2010 at 5:18 PM
Simon said...

Sugary: Nothing goes out of style. Just into remission.

Will: A charming oddity, you might say. Or not. Whatever.

GOP: Surely, they must have! My parents only let me watch CSI.

Frank: I meant Daltrey, stop making me look bad.

September 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM