Originally Posted by FAX
Hmmm ... I don't know (having never seen the VH1 version). This was listed as "NEW" on the BBCA schedule, though. Normally, that means it's never been broadcast before ... although I suppose it could mean it's new to the BBCA.
They did mention the Lifehouse project, but I don't recall them saying that it was the seedling for Quadrophenia ... only that it was a failure.
And (unless I missed it) they only mentioned the original demo tracks Townshend created.
The Who was a damn unusual combination of people, that's certain ... it was a little odd that it all worked was well as it did. In this particular documentary, they emphasized the fact that Townshend wasn't much of a fan of Moon's drumming, for example ... a viewpoint which Daltrey found offensive.
Even though some of the bands felt (probably rightly) they needed a "gimmick", those were the days when music still had a raw, spontaneous edge that I miss. There was something in those early performances that is hard to replicate.
I just checked and this particular documentary debuted on July 24, 2012 and I definitely want to see it.
After a quick IMDB search, the film I referred to is "Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007 documentary)
". It's a two disc DVD set and I highly recommend it.