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The Who's 5:15 gets an official video
March 28, 2012 10:08 AM   Subscribe

The Who held a contest for the best fanvid of their song, 5:15. The other entries.
posted by Ardiril (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is very cool.
posted by stargell at 10:25 AM on March 28, 2012


I enjoyed this entry by Nina Gerstenberger for the footage of a modern day Mod get together. I don't need much of an excuse to watch footage (old or new) of Mods.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:26 AM on March 28, 2012


Okay, the ending was obvious with hindsight, but it really made it.
posted by Decani at 10:26 AM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reminded me of Jimi Hendrix at Monterrey
posted by inthe80s at 10:29 AM on March 28, 2012


Something I've always wondered: there are "ushers" on British trains?
posted by telstar at 10:40 AM on March 28, 2012


I played this on the jukebox at the bar one night. Some guy yelled, "Who played this?" I said, "I played this!!" He said, "I knew there was another Quadrophenia fan out there somewhere!" I said, "Hell yeah!" And he bought me a beer.

Well, it's time to come clean. I wasn't a fan of Quadrophenia. I was a fan of the Greatest Hits. I'm sorry, happy drunk Who fan.

Also, I enjoyed this video.
posted by Ducks or monkeys at 10:47 AM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pepsi Who?
posted by kittensofthenight at 10:49 AM on March 28, 2012


Quadrophenia is such a great period piece. As I read in a critique once, the casting of Phil Daniels was pretty much perfect.
posted by maxwelton at 10:53 AM on March 28, 2012


Came into it ready to hate on overproduced, greenscreen "effects studio demo reel" wankery.

Was instead amazed by a video that was in the spirit of the times when the song was released, respectful of the music, and representative of the band and their fans. Excellent. Made my afternoon.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:53 AM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dear Pete and Roger,

This needs no improvement.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:54 AM on March 28, 2012


Something I've always wondered: there are "ushers" on British trains?
posted by telstar at 6:40 PM on March 28


No, but there are in British cinemas (or used to be - I wouldn't know; I haven't been in a cinema in a British cinema in about fifteen years). The verse refers to the popular teenage pastime of filthing it up in the back seats of the local Odeon.
posted by Decani at 11:11 AM on March 28, 2012


"In a cinema in a British cinema"? My god, that's so meta.
posted by Decani at 11:11 AM on March 28, 2012


Why should I care if I have to cut my hair? It's either go with the fashion, or be outcast.

To be honest, I wasn't sure where the winning video was going once he entered the studio but I got it eventually. Bravo!
posted by tommasz at 11:34 AM on March 28, 2012


Good enough pretext to listen to this song a few times. Powerful stuff. If you need that little push to go over the cliff, and everything is already turned to 11, add horns.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:45 AM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm disappointed that these videos aren't all 5:15 long.
But that winner rocked.
posted by DigDoug at 4:51 AM on March 29, 2012


The winner is outstanding, and many of the others are also fabulous.

I went thru a phase of listening to a lot of Quadrophenia years ago. "5:15" still rules.
posted by rmd1023 at 9:17 AM on April 1, 2012


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