Originally Posted by MisterZero
I'm 46. Keith Moon was a bit before me, but not much. I grew up thinking he was good. It wasn't really until my mid 30s, when I began playing Who cover tunes, when I realized how bad he seemed. I would listen to the drums of certain songs and think, "wow that was terrible". Then, I tried to find good, solid pieces of work from him, any live videos, recordings, and I came up empty. In fact, does anyone here have an impressive solo,or live song where Moon shines? I have scoured Youtube for ANYTHING by Keith Moon that would impress me. Nothing. Go ahead and try it, you'll see what I mean. His solos are as good as any 4th year student drummer can do. There's just nothing there....Just my 2 cents, I could always be wrong.
the whole Live at Leeds album is amazing
and this footage right here .... footage that the Stones would not release because the Who absolutely blew them out of the water in it..... and Keith was a major reason why
Keith was not a drummer
Keith was an absolute raw genius and a complete force of nature
if you are looking for a technician you need to look elsewhere ..... thats not what Moonie was
Moonie was a time bomb of spontaneous expression
he was the audible Pollock painting
he was musical fury incarnate
he was a mad scientist timpanist in a rock band
he was the only "drummer" that could make the Who....the Who!
he was a self destructive walking tornado
never ever to be duplicated