The Kids Are Alright
Palace Theatre, Monday, 3/20, 7 PM
Keith Moon was still alive when this documentary about legendary British Invasion band The Who went into production, but had died of an overdose by the time it was finished and released. At the time, this marked the end of an era; now, 30-plus years on, The Kids Are Alright remains a fitting tribute to a deeply influential and legendarily profligate band. It’s all here: Pete Townshend the master songwriter and guitar smasher; Moon the percussion maniac; John Entwistle, the fearsomely talented (and famously droll) bassist; and Roger Daltry, the frontman who seemed as likely to punch you in the face as entertain you. It’s worth seeing just for the opening bit where they blew up Moon’s drum kit on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.