Re: How did Keith Moon play?
To me, Moons drumming is typified by:
- rare use of hihats
- not the principal time keeper of the band ....at all (that was Pete)
- constant fills and frequent crash riding
- never play the same lick twice, or at least identical
- true reckless abandon
again, studio recordings are often many takes and so were more tame versions of what the song required for drumming. I'm sure that was the case in the Who, who had a fairly exacting leader in the studio (Townsend).
I think some of his best drumming parts show up on many numbers in the Odds and Sods collection and Quadrophenia