Re: How did Keith Moon play?
An instructor I studied with for a while called it "stabbing" technique (the "wand" discussion). It's pretty cool sounding on the ride cymbal especially, you can get some great effects
much like Elvin used the "monkey grip" with the thumb facing down, it wasn't a lapse in technique but a conscious decision to achieve a particular sound. However, I don't know if Keith Moon made a conscious decision to do this or it was just his poor technique, since the "wand" grip wasn't used the same way as I was shown.