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* AdultsAreUseless: Though as this is about youth, [[{{Deconstruction}} it may be more that Jimmy can't accept help]].[[note]]The liner notes feature a disclaimer from the band that their own parents are all lovely people who "live in big houses that we bought for them."[[/note]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Though as this is about youth, [[{{Deconstruction}} it may be more that Jimmy can't accept help]].[[note]]The liner notes feature a humorous disclaimer from the band that their own parents are [[GoodParents all lovely people people]] who "live in big houses that we bought for them."[[/note]]


* AdultsAreUseless: Though as this is about youth, [[{{Deconstruction}} it may be more that Jimmy can't accept help]].
** The liner notes take a jab at this with a disclaimer from the band saying that their parents are all lovely people who "live in big houses that we bought for them."

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* AdultsAreUseless: Though as this is about youth, [[{{Deconstruction}} it may be more that Jimmy can't accept help]].
** The
help]].[[note]]The liner notes take a jab at this with feature a disclaimer from the band saying that their own parents are all lovely people who "live in big houses that we bought for them.""[[/note]]


* InVinoVeritas/JekyllAndHyde: "Dr. Jimmy" is all over these tropes. The song makes reference to reckless gambling and raping women, but it isn't clear if he actually does this or is [[MadnessMantra just rambling or hallucinating]].

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* InVinoVeritas/JekyllAndHyde: InVinoVeritas[=/=]JekyllAndHyde: "Dr. Jimmy" is all over these tropes. The song makes reference to reckless gambling and raping women, but it isn't clear if he actually does this or is [[MadnessMantra just rambling or hallucinating]].


** Averted with John Entwistle; this was the first Who album since [[Music/MyGeneration their first]] on which he had no lead vocal (as well as the first on which he contributed to none of the songwriting).

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** Averted with John Entwistle; this was the first Who album since [[Music/MyGeneration their first]] on which he had no lead vocal (as well as the first on which he contributed to none of the songwriting). The cut song "We Close Tonight" featured him and Keith Moon singing lead vocals, but it was removed for being seen as too lighthearted for the album.



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[[caption-width-right:320:Schizophrenic? I'm bleeding [[TitleDrop Quadrophenic]].]]


** "Doctor Jimmy and Mister Jim/When I'm pulled you don't notice him/He only comes out when I drink my gin"

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** "Doctor Jimmy and Mister Jim/When I'm pulled pilled you don't notice him/He only comes out when I drink my gin"


* ProgressiveEraMontage: Since the 2012/13 Quadrophenia And More tour, "The Rock" features one on the video screens, showing a montage of events that have taken place from the era of the story up to the present including UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's resignation, the deaths of Music/ElvisPresley, Keith Moon and Music/JohnLennon, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher becoming Prime Minister of England, Prince Charles & Princess Diana's wedding, the Berlin Wall coming down, Desert Storm, Waco, Princess Diana's death, Columbine, the new millennium, 9/11, John Entwistle's death, Hurricane Katrina and the Occupy Wall Street movement.



* ProgressiveEraMontage: Since the 2012/13 Quadrophenia And More tour, "The Rock" features one on the video screens, showing a montage of events that have taken place from the era of the story up to the present including UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's resignation, the deaths of Music/ElvisPresley, Keith Moon and Music/JohnLennon, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher becoming Prime Minister of England, Prince Charles & Princess Diana's wedding, the Berlin Wall coming down, Desert Storm, Waco, Princess Diana's death, Columbine, the new millennium, 9/11, John Entwistle's death, Hurricane Katrina and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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* ProgressiveRock: Rather unusually for The Who, though this ''was'' an album released just over half a year after ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.


** [[Series/TheYoungOnes Adrian]] [[Series/{{Bottom}} Edmondson]] as Ace Face ("I've Had Enough", "Sea And Sand", "Bell Boy")

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** [[Series/TheYoungOnes Adrian]] [[Series/{{Bottom}} Edmondson]] Creator/AdrianEdmondson as Ace Face ("I've Had Enough", "Sea And Sand", "Bell Boy")


->''"Can you see the real me/\\
can ya?? Can ya?"''

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->''"Can you see the real me/\\
can ya??
me,\\
Can ya?
Can ya?"''


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->"Can you see the real me/\\
can ya?? Can ya?"
-->"I Am the Sea"

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->"Can ->''"Can you see the real me/\\
can ya?? Can ya?"
-->"I
ya?"''
-->--"I
Am the Sea"


The plot follows Jimmy's quest for identity as he struggles with life. The opera opens as he sits marooned on a rock in the middle of the English Channel, contemplating [[HowWeGotHere what led him there]]. A large part of the plot is Jimmy looking at the past few days of his life, in particular the Rocker-Mod conflicts that he was a part of, and attempting to reconcile his four different identities- the [[SplitPersonality quadrophenia]] of the title.

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The plot follows Jimmy's quest for identity as he struggles with life. The opera opens as he sits marooned on a rock in the middle of the English Channel, contemplating [[HowWeGotHere what led him there]]. A large part of the plot is Jimmy looking at the past few days of his life, in particular the Rocker-Mod conflicts that he was a part of, and attempting to reconcile his four different identities- the identities-the [[SplitPersonality quadrophenia]] of the title.


# "I Am The Sea" (2:09)

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# "I Am The the Sea" (2:09)



# "The Punk And The Godfather" (5:11)

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# "The Punk And The and the Godfather" (5:11)



# "Is It In My Head?" (3:44)

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# "Is It In in My Head?" (3:44)



# "Sea And Sand" (5:02)

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# "Sea And and Sand" (5:02)






* AlbumIntroTrack: "I Am The Sea".

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* AlbumIntroTrack: "I Am The the Sea".



* BeYourself: This is what Jimmy's epiphany at the end amounts to. One of the more mature uses of the trope (interesting, considering it's about the trials of youth, and the trope is mostly "for kids").
* BrokenPedestal: Jimmy finds a mod he used to look up to ("Ace Face") working as a bell boy in a hotel that he'd previously smashed the windows at.

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* BeYourself: This is what Jimmy's epiphany at the end amounts to. One of the more mature uses of the this trope (interesting, considering it's its about the trials of youth, and the trope is mostly "for kids").
* BrokenPedestal: Jimmy finds a mod he used to look up to ("Ace Face") working as a bell boy in a hotel that he'd previously smashed the windows at.



--> I've had enough of trying to ''LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE''

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--> I've had enough of trying to ''LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE'''''''LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE'''''



** "Zoot Suit", "Out In The Street", "I Can't Explain" ("Cut My Hair")

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** "Zoot Suit", "Out In The in the Street", "I Can't Explain" ("Cut My Hair")



** "I'm the Face ("Sea and Sand")

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** "I'm the Face Face" ("Sea and Sand")



* {{Instrumentals}}: The TitleTrack and its reprise, "The Rock". If you ignore the foreshadowing lyrics, "I Am The Sea" can count as one, at least until the end (though that can actually be considered as part of "The Real Me": [[SiameseTwinSongs it's very hard to draw the line]]).

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* {{Instrumentals}}: The TitleTrack and its reprise, "The Rock". If you ignore the foreshadowing lyrics, "I Am The the Sea" can count as one, at least until the end (though that can actually be considered as part of "The Real Me": [[SiameseTwinSongs it's very hard to draw the line]]).



* PrecisionFStrike: The only f-word on the album is used highly effectively In "Doctor Jimmy":

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* PrecisionFStrike: The only f-word f-bomb on the album is used highly effectively In in "Doctor Jimmy":



* QuestioningTitle: "Is It In My Head?"

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* QuestioningTitle: "Is It In in My Head?"



* RockOpera: Naturally. It does, however, have less dialogue than ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' did.

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* RockOpera: Naturally. It does, however, However, it does have less dialogue than ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' did.



* SiameseTwinSongs: "I Am The Sea"/"The Real Me".

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* SiameseTwinSongs: "I Am The the Sea"/"The Real Me".



** [[Series/TheYoungOnes Adrian]] [[Series/{{Bottom}} Edmondson]] as The Ace Face ("I've Had Enough", "Sea And Sand", "Bell Boy")

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** [[Series/TheYoungOnes Adrian]] [[Series/{{Bottom}} Edmondson]] as The Ace Face ("I've Had Enough", "Sea And Sand", "Bell Boy")



*** For the 1996/97 tour, guest singers handled the roles of the Godfather (Gary Glitter, PJ Proby) and the Ace Face (Music/BillyIdol, Ben Waters).

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*** For the 1996/97 tour, guest singers handled the roles of the Godfather (Gary Glitter, PJ Proby) and the Ace Face (Music/BillyIdol, Ben Waters).



** Averted with John Entwistle; this was the first Who album since [[Music/MyGeneration their first]] on which he had no lead vocal (as well as the first on which he contributed to none of the song-writing).

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** Averted with John Entwistle; this was the first Who album since [[Music/MyGeneration their first]] on which he had no lead vocal (as well as the first on which he contributed to none of the song-writing).songwriting).



* TitleTrack: Though it's an {{Instrumental}}.

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* TitleTrack: Though it's its an {{Instrumental}}.


* LighterAndSofter: Okay, so the identity crisis, emotional turmoil, and social trials aren't exactly "light" per se, but compared to ''{{Tommy}}'' this album has no torture or rape and an overall happy ending.

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* LighterAndSofter: Okay, so the identity crisis, emotional turmoil, and social trials aren't exactly "light" per se, but compared to ''{{Tommy}}'' ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' this album has no torture or rape and an overall happy ending.


The album was adapted into a [[Film/{{Quadrophenia}} 1979 cult film]] starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, and Sting, featuring the music from the album (touched up with horns and synthesizers), along with a number of Creator/{{Motown}} tunes.

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The album was adapted into a [[Film/{{Quadrophenia}} 1979 cult film]] starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, and Sting, Music/{{Sting}}, featuring the music from the album (touched up with horns and synthesizers), along with a number of Creator/{{Motown}} tunes.

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