History YMMV / Tommy

10th Feb '17 6:01:54 AM 06tele
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The washing machine scene in the movie, although the spectacle of Ann-Margret covering herself in foam, baked beans and chocolate is pure {{Fanservice}} for those who like that kind of thing (presumably including Ken Russell.)
25th Dec '16 9:42:26 PM StrixObscuro
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The movie adaptation. It's either a time capsule of awesome 70s rock music based around an already-great set of songs, with some flawed by enjoyable acting, or it fails to understand the album entirely and makes up for creativity with dated 70s cheese.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: The movie adaptation. It's either a time capsule of awesome 70s 70's rock music based around an already-great set of songs, with some flawed by enjoyable acting, or it fails to understand the album entirely and makes up for creativity with dated 70s 70's cheese.


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** The movie version of "Acid Queen" has Tommy being stuffed into a spinning, needle-studded sarcophagus and pumped full of bright red liquid. The vivid hallucinations, in which Tommy imagines himself variously as his dead father, a Jesus-like figure, and ''a skeleton'', are horrifying enough, but the skeleton implies that Tommy actually suffers an overdose and only Frank's intervention saves him. And then there's the last part of the song, where Frank comes upon Tommy writhing on the floor while the Acid Queen stands over him, with an appalling rictus grin on her face...
21st Nov '16 10:46:19 PM NWolfman
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*** Made ''so much worse'' in the London Symphony Orchestra recording. Whose idea was it to cast [[Music/RingoStarr the Beatle who sang all the cute kid's songs]] as Uncle Ernie? (Warning: may lead to constantly having to lift the needle off ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' before it gets to "Good Night", in spite of the [[NightmareFuel last]] [[LastNoteNightmare track]].)

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*** Made ''so much worse'' in the London Symphony Orchestra recording. Whose idea was it to cast [[Music/RingoStarr the Beatle who sang all the cute kid's songs]] as Uncle Ernie? (Warning: You may lead never be able to constantly having listen to lift the needle off ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' before it gets to [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum "Good Night", in spite Night"]] ever again. And it becomes a '''''even worse''''' if you're one of those ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' fans who [[CantUnhearIt imagines every sentence he says ending with "...said the [[NightmareFuel last]] [[LastNoteNightmare track]].)Fat Controller."]]
21st Nov '16 10:41:06 PM NWolfman
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The movie adaptation. It's either a time capsule of awesome 70s rock music based around an already-great set of songs, with some flawed by enjoyable acting, or it fails to understand the album entirely and makes up for creativity with dated 70s cheese.
21st Nov '16 10:37:03 PM NWolfman
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** "Fiddle About" is even squickier in light of Pete Townshend being investigated for child porn, and his revelation that he was sexually abused by a relative when he was a child.

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** "Fiddle About" is even squickier in light of After Pete Townshend being investigated for child porn, and his revelation revealed that he was had been sexually abused by a relative when he was as a child.child, which inadvertently led him to a child pornography site while researching the subject, "Fiddle About" is ''much'' scarier.
5th Nov '16 12:46:09 PM DavidDelony
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*** Made ''so much worse'' in the London Symphony Orchestra recording. Whose idea was it to cast [[Music/RingoStarr the Beatle who sang all the cute kid's songs]] as Uncle Ernie? (Warning: may lead to constantly having to lift the needle off The White Album before it gets to "Good Night", in spite of the [[NightmareFuel last]] [[LastNoteNightmare track]].)

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*** Made ''so much worse'' in the London Symphony Orchestra recording. Whose idea was it to cast [[Music/RingoStarr the Beatle who sang all the cute kid's songs]] as Uncle Ernie? (Warning: may lead to constantly having to lift the needle off The White Album ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' before it gets to "Good Night", in spite of the [[NightmareFuel last]] [[LastNoteNightmare track]].)
26th Aug '16 1:02:38 AM YellowLab
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* NightmareFuel: The original album is mostly ambiguous, which might create a creepier atmosphere to some.
** "Dream One" from the original Pete Townshend demos.
15th Aug '16 1:08:52 AM Roemilus
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9th Jun '16 4:09:10 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: During the band's performance at {{Woodstock}}, the climactic moment of ''See Me, Feel Me'' happened to coincide precisely with [[CueTheSun the morning sun breaching the horizon]]. The group had a lighting rig (then a rarity) constructed to replicate this effect for later performances.

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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: During the band's performance at {{Woodstock}}, the climactic moment of ''See Me, Feel Me'' happened to coincide precisely with [[CueTheSun the morning sun breaching the horizon]]. The group had a lighting rig (then a rarity) constructed to replicate this effect for later performances.performances, [[spoiler:and it is nodded to at the end of the film adaptation.]]
28th Mar '16 5:56:26 PM TheWhistleTropes
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*** Made ''so much worse'' in the London Symphony Orchestra recording. Whose idea was it to cast [[Music/RingoStarr the Beatle who sang all the cute kid's songs]] as Uncle Ernie? (Warning: may lead to constantly having to lift the needle off The White Album before it gets to "Good Night".)

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*** Made ''so much worse'' in the London Symphony Orchestra recording. Whose idea was it to cast [[Music/RingoStarr the Beatle who sang all the cute kid's songs]] as Uncle Ernie? (Warning: may lead to constantly having to lift the needle off The White Album before it gets to "Good Night".Night", in spite of the [[NightmareFuel last]] [[LastNoteNightmare track]].)
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