September 19, 2020

1980-01-15 – Arizona Daily Star

1980 01 15 Arizona_Daily_Star_Tue__Jan_15__1980_

British gangs are given
an accurate, tough touch
by The Who in ‘Quadro’

ByJACQlTULLY that despziinng cauutw It‘s an excuing

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Jimmy lives in a drab sooty town in the "m “W" H” B'w‘i‘j” m_mmpty rivet-

northern England near Bnghtonffle works ”‘3' 8‘" "Q"""'V"pm'"“‘ ““j “ hm mowe

, as a messenger in am advertising agentv m watch and mmmw‘ ' ‘ difficult to

i and he hates being told what to do, 1m understand h“ ' M ' ‘1“""'5 How.
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style.
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tulksedmes a vespd titutursmutet decked iels. gm ”Mm.“ “hi. 1%)“ 4H uivotal rule
out mthtinasmrtmentufmmuts.and sut- 0f Jtmmy. m. d‘sediyning Mud He's A

fers from profound despair sktttny guy Mu) ram: . l '11): with his

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i time when music becamea lifestyle and a “hm” much “"“"“’ W ‘ 't""““”g 50m“
t time when the working-elass youth revulted .
t by joining either the Mods ur Rockers. The .

‘ Mods wnre skinny ties, suit tackets and blue Rev I ew
I jeans. The Rockers, representing the

‘ hoods, wore leather and rude big bikes.

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Both groups represented lower-class Bn‘t- .
ain. And both groups cunsistedot rebellious “PP"S- Jimmy’s 1”“ “‘~"‘~‘“" *" Wm“? ”‘
and frustrated young men and women. his tune at work, and then hanging out ch
his pals. looking fur exruemuiu. xex um,
”Quadrnphenta.” produced by the rock more than anything, gum! Ytt‘lStK
group The Who, and With music by them. is
an offbeat feature by diret‘tm Franc Rud~
dam that deftly examines the disillusimv

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message making. when it managed to tell {MW mm, m M“ ‘ k . M, ”I m
3 ‘ ' , ‘- . e -- . ‘ . . t ,|.>- ‘ I _ , . . .

tht, Turltt how some people felt about thur heK d thuggy 1M)“ r, _ mm. ”W “I

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It‘s a gang movie of sorts, but this one tells him. and .it this [xt’ztt m- CUM? ht'lr
dnesn't pander to romanticism. “Quadm (Paldlfft'l‘t‘llt‘t"t’XiHIShMWl‘t‘Tt tht'*?t‘;tt':1tt;l
phenia" is a tough little feature with the groups. All .hmmy wnnts‘ tr~ n. W ~125‘eti'w‘.
kind of grittiness reminiscent of the realis- too.

he British mOVteS ot the late 505 and 605. “.8 what "WY «tn mm“ ”m 7 {O the “h

Modsand Rockers didn't have much fun server's eye :utywnv mm.“ mmimm
in the end. but they told thetruth about how Jimmy feels (m twp of the wm-td dunmz ms;
they felt. and Roddam superbly illustrates weekend in Bn‘ghtut: Ho; tukm puts {Hid

dances and even math“. tnve With his gvi‘tr
friend. But mute than .mvthzng, .hni-m
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