Monday, December 6, 2010

The Who: new video inspired by Live At Leeds rerelease

To mark the re-release of “Live At Leeds,” The Who have put together a new video for the track “Tattoo.”

Created by award-winning director Chris Boyle, who has produced work for the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Google and Warp films, the video takes the audience on a journey through the track’s lyrics, combining iconic art and Pete Townshend’s classic lyricism, providing an experience for both eyes and ears.

The audio - from the “Live At Leeds” set - was a highlight of the live shows at both Leeds and Hull in 1970, providing evidence of the depth of the band’s catalogue, standing as it does alongside the more well known anthems, as frontman Roger Daltrey points out:

“This is a great lesser known Townshend song and the animated film captures Pete’s ability to create a complete story in 3 minutes. Although he's created Rock Operas such as “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia,” which have translated into movies, many of Pete’s songs could be movies in themselves.”

The Who – Tattoo (2010)
Audio from Live At Leeds - 1970

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