March 19, 2020

Special Report: Tommy (1975)

Special Guests: Kit Power, Arthur Brown
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Skizz Cyzyk

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we’re looking at Ken Russell's Tommy. Released in 1975 this is an interpretation of The Who's Rock Opera of the same name which stars Roger Daltry as the titular Tommy. After witnessing a scene of his mother and her lover killing his father, Tommy is rendered psychosomatically blind, deaf, and mute. He becomes a wiz at pinball, starts a religion, and is eventually brought low as a false prophet.

Kit Power, author of the Midnight Movie Monograph on Tommy and legendary singer Arthur Brown speak about the making of the film.

Heather Drain and Skizz Cyzyk join Mike to put on their green coats and discuss the good and bad of Tommy.

01:15:00 - Kit Power
02:11:12 - Arthur Brown
03:09:33 - Music Mix

Listen/Download Now:

Links:
Buy Tommy on Blu-Ray
Buy the Tommy movie soundtrack
Buy the original Tommy CD by The Who
Buy The God Of Hellfire: The Crazy Life And Times Of Arthur Brown by Polly Marshall
Buy The Crazy World of Arthur Brown on CD

Music:
"Sparks" - The Who
"Heinz Baked Beans" - The Who
"Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)" - Arthur Brown
"We're Not Gonna Take It" - The Who
"Pinball Wizard / Folsom Prison Blues" - Puddles the Clown
"Come and Buy" - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
"Behind Blue Eyes" - The Who
"I'm Free (Live at Leeds)" - The Who
"Concrete Jungle Boy" - Neil Innes
"Amazing Journey (Demo Version)" - The Who

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