The Kids Are Alright

Synopsis: Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer keith Moon just prior to his death.
101 min

- Over here?

- Yeah, there.

- Where do you want it?

- Right there.

We want to make sure...

They look after us on this show.

You know,

you guys are really too much,

and I want to introduce you to the guys

individually in the Who

because you never

get to know their names.

You know them as The Who.

Everybody says "Who?"

And you say, you know.

So what's your name?

Pete. Pete Townshend.

- And where are you from, Pete?

- London.

- From London?

- Yeah.

- London where?

- London, England.

Where did you learn to play?

You know, that's a wild style of play.

Where did you learn to play

the guitar like that?

That was bowling.

Bowling. Yeah, I could tell.

Now we move right along...

right over here.

- And you're...

- John.

You're John? And you're from?

- London, too.

- From London, too?

And you must be Roger.

I must be.

- Are you?

- Yeah.

- You're Roger?

- I'm Roger.

- And where you from?

- Oz.

Here's Roger from Oz.

And over here, the guy that plays

the sloppy drums.

Follow the yellow brick road.

- What's your name?

- Keith.

- Keith?

- My friends call me Keith.

- You can call me John.

- Okay, John.

I'd just as soon call you Roger.

Roger from Oz, what's the next song

you're going to play?

"My Generation."

- Your generation?

- Yeah.

I can really identify with that

because I can really

identify with these guys.

I dig them. And this is...

You got sloppy stage hands

around here.

Okay, that's enough!

They're going to sing "My Generation."

This song really goes--

And you're going to be surprised

what happens

because this is excitement.

And hit it.

"My Generation."




' Hey, Dick!

' Yes?

I'd like to borrow your bass

for a minute.

And now here is

your Shindig host...

Jimmy O'Neil.

Thank you very much,

ladies and gentlemen.

How are you all, Shindiggers?

Tonight is our very last Shindig,

and were going out with a bang.

We got a bang-up cast for you,

starring Billy Jay Kramer

and the Dakotas,

The Who,

Dave Berry, Ian Watkins,

Sandy Shaw,

The Kinks, The Barren Knights, Twinkle,

and of course our own

Blossoms and Wellingtons.

What do you say

we get ready to live it up?

Because here we go

with our kick-off tune tonight,

called "I Can't Explain."

Here to sing it are The Who.

Terribly sorry, Russell.

Does this stuff belong to you?

Have a seat, old love.

You sit down, then.

Drake, this is all over the upholstery.

Who does that machinery belong to?

Does it belong to you or to us?

- I mean, who has to pay for it?

- It's mortgaged.

It's all right.

- It looks all right.

- Doesn't matter to them.

A lot of people like what were doing.

We've got 83...

- Stop interrupting!

- ...deposed Pakistanis to visit.

Do go on.

It's no good. I've lost my nerve now.

All right, let me take over now.

Now, you have been together

now as a group

for how many years? 10 years?

Yeah I'm leaving

Wait a minute, hold on, hold on.

Was it that long? Christ Almighty.

It's known as Decay of The Who.

- What's it, then?

- The Decline of The Who

The Decade of The Who.

Oh, the decade.

Who decayed?

Everybody, you will be all right.

Sure, sure.

Everybody, focus. You'll be all right.

Yeah, yeah, we know.

You'll be all...

yeah, you'll be all right.

Everybody, clap your hands!

I can't hear you!

It has to be loud!

Come on!

A little louder!


That's good.

Let's bring our souls together.

You've been together for 10 years.

A decade. You haven't yet decayed.

Apart from the Rolling Stones,

You are the longest surviving

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