October 27, 2006

People Say...

...that I march to the beat of a different drummer.

It may be true.

My drummer is...

...Keith Moon.

That is all.

Posted by Mitch at October 27, 2006 06:29 AM | TrackBack

My favorite Moon performances have to be "A Quick One" from Rock & Roll Circus and "My Generation" from Isle of Wight. A mortal drummer would need 4 arms to do what he did. It was his drumming that killed him.

Posted by: Tim at October 27, 2006 03:10 PM


And they say don't tap on the glass at the pet store...

Man though, that was a rhythm.

Posted by: phaedrus at October 27, 2006 03:41 PM

In the booklet included with the The Who boxed CD set, John Entwisle tells a great story about when Moon first joined the band.

The band was taking a break when some guy came up to Roger Daltrey and said, "My mate can play better than that," not being impressed with the drummer they had at the time. So the band decided to allow Moon to sit in with them.

The first thing Moon does is get the biggest rope he can find in the club and ties down the entire drum set. Entwisle inquires about it; Moon tells him he needs to do this when he plays, leaving Entwisle wondering why.

He didn't wonder long.

Moon shook the set like it was in an earthquake. By the end, he had broken the bass drum pedal and wrecked the high hat *simply by playing them.* But he gained the admiration of the others and the classic (I would say the only true) Who lineup was born.

Posted by: Paul at October 27, 2006 06:59 PM

Oh! The poor goldfish!
I've said it before, the cover of Who Are You: Keith sitting on a director's chair with the words "not to be taken away" stencilled on the back.
Listen to the final percussion on "Love Reign O'er Me". Moon was to drumming what Joplin was to singing.

Posted by: Kermit at October 29, 2006 10:35 PM
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