Reel Relics at Clinton Street Theatre screens Can You See The Real Me?, a BBC documentary on The Who’s Quadrophenia for two nights Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13 at 9:30 pm.
Quadrophenia was the album that almost never was. Beset by money problems, a studio in construction, heroin-taking managers, a lunatic drummer and a culture of heavy drinking, Pete Townshend took on an album that nearly broke him; an album that within a year, the band had turned their back on and would ignore for nearly 30 years. In his home studio and revisiting old haunts in Shepherds Bush and Battersea, Townshend opens his heart and his personal archive to revisit “the last great album the Who ever made”.
With unseen archive and in-depth interviews from Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Ethan Russell, Ron Nevison, Richard Barnes, Irish Jack Lyons and others.
See the Clinton Street Theater’s complete monthly schedule at www.cstpdx.com .