Thursday, April 19, 2007

Quadrophenia, Brighton

An American work colleague of mine spotted me entering my office yesterday with my crash helmet; new to Brighton, but familiar with the film Quadrophenia, he asked me "Mod or Rocker?"

"Rocker of course" was the reply.

But this got me thinking - perhaps I could do a few photos from locations featured in the film.

So, yesterday evening I went to one of the most famous locations. This brighton photo is of the alleyway where Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and Steph (Leslie Ash) "get it on" following the riot between the mods and the rockers on the seafront. If you click on the picture to enlarge it - you can see some graffitti - I think this alleyway is a bit of a shrine to the film.

And the music is cool too, written and performed by The Who.

If you are unfamiliar with Quadrophenia - then I recommend a viewing, it's dated a little, but you do get a sense of the tensions between rival factions of youngsters looking for fun and a good punch up on Bank Holiday Weekends!!!

The alleyway is just off East Street.
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  1. I don't know the movie but the idea is great.

    Today I show my wife, of 52 years, and President Bush's jet that is carrying his automobiles.

    Abraham Lincoln

  2. Very cool indeed! My husband and I love The Who, I am not at all familiar with Quadrophenia - but will check it out...

  3. Great idea for a theme! I adored The Who, back in the day...not so much Quadrophenia. My favourite was Who's Next.