Every band should have a fan like Jeff Stein, who compiled this scrapbook of The Who. Fans will be delighted with the range of clips (including new concert footage) showing the British band at its anarchic, sarcastic, roaring best. Others couldn't ask for a better introduction, despite the
film's lack of narration or titles to guide the viewer.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT opens with The Who's 1967 appearance on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." Guitarist Pete Townshend and drummer Keith Moon generally ended sets by smashing their instruments, but this night, eager to make an impression on American TV, Moon rigged his drum kit with far too
much gunpowder. The result...