The album accompanying the 1975 Ken Russell film of "Tommy" is, in a word, bombastic. After performing the rock opera for five years, Pete the Windmill was, understandably, sick to death of doing the same old shtick. When the inevitable film fell into place with the King of Overkill at the helm, Pete dove into rethinking the score with a vengeance: his synth explosion on the "Overture" fits perfectly with what was in store visually. He even wrote new songs for the film: "Champagne", "Mother and Son", and rewrote and expanded lyrics on many other Tommy tunes, clarifying what never quite worked in the original rock opera, and obfuscating other plot points (most likely, just to see if you're paying attention). When the Who piled into the studio to record the rewritten version of his work, the old Who aggression was in full rage--this became a powerful new Tommy, with hard guitars and huge synth runs very much to the forefront. Roger's voice attacked the lyrics, Ox's bass chudded like a purposeful behemoth, and Moonie's drum kit looked over the edge of the precipice, said, "What the hell", and dove into Valhalla. It's not for everyone, and, God, please never let Nicholson "sing" again, but if you enjoy Wagnerian thunder, go for it! IT AIN'T DEEP, IT'S JUST FUN !