"Tommy watches his mom and her lover club his Dad to death. What's the point of making sense of that? So Tommy goes all inward. The inner experience by itself brings Tommy in contact with every kind of madness from perverted uncles to bully cousins, and freak doctors. When he comes out, he goes all out to save the world and sees the madness of the crowd following only an external lead. In the end, balanced between the two extremes Tommy is whole."
-- Robert C. Cohen