Second Rock Opera album composed by The Who released October 19,1973.It is the story about a multi-personality mod named Jimmy.
1."I am the Sea" – 2:08
2."The Real Me" – 3:20
3."Quadrophenia" – 6:15
4."Cut My Hair" – 3:46
5."The Punk and the Godfather"1 – 5:10
6."I'm One" – 2:39
7."The Dirty Jobs" – 4:30
8."Helpless Dancer" – 2:32
9."Is It in My Head" – 3:46
10."I've Had Enough" – 6:14
11."5:15" – 5:00
12."Sea and Sand" – 5:01
13."Drowned" – 5:28
14."Bell Boy" – 4:56
15."Doctor Jimmy" – 8:42
16."The Rock" – 6:37
17."Love, Reign O'er Me" – 5:48
A rock opera by The Who. It tells the story of a Mod named Jimmy and all of his misadventures. Like other Mods, Jimmy kept his hair short, wore nice clothes, rode a motor scooter, and took uppers.
Jimmy struggles with his job and homelife. He sees The Who in concert, later takes a train back to the site of a Mod vs. Rocker brawl, and discovers a shocking secret about one of his Mod idols.
Jimmy has four different personalities, hence Quadrophenia. Each is based on a member of The Who. He is a tough guy and a helpless dancer (singer Roger Daltrey), a romantic (bassist John Entwistle), a bloody lunatic (drummer Keith Moon), and a beggar and a hypocrit (guitarist Pete Townshend).
The Punk and the Godfather is an interesting track. At the beginning, Townshend can be described as the edgy Punk. However at the end, he seems to assume the role of the Godfather.
Can you see the real me?
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes, no surprise I tell lies...
You stop dancing.
Nothing is better by the sea and the sand.
When I'm pilled you don't notice him. He only comes out when I drink my gin.
Love, reign o'er me!
The second rock-opera by The Who, it desribes the life of jimy, a mod from the 60s who embodies the 4 members of The Who. Quadrophonic was an alternative to stereo, which allowed 4 different channels, instead of 2. The name Quadrophenia was chosen to help describe th 4 personalities of jimy.
Quadrophenia fucking rocks!
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a contradictory state of confusion and finding oneself as a mod, a rocker or that of a mocker. The Road meets Rock meets Art meets Fashion. www.quadrophenia.com