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Lambert And Stamp Review

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How raconteurs Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert turned Mod misfits The Who into a global mega-band.

★★★★

With no connections, experience or musical talent, raconteur odd-couple Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert turned Mod misfits The Who into a global mega-band. James D. Cooper’s terrifically raucous rockumentary defines the Lambert & Stamp double-act as a surprisingly complex creation: total chancers, style gurus, failed artists and ultimately arch manipulators — but The Who owe them, as Daltrey readily admits. At two hours, things get flabby around the rock-opera era, but the film fizzes and clatters with anecdotes: according to Townshend, The Who were nearly called The Hair. Imagine.

At two hours, things get flabby around the rock-opera era, but the film fizzes and clatters with anecdotes.

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