When he was “on” I don’t think there’s a soul around that could duplicate this
Some truth to that to be sure but I managed to steal a few licks of his as I was coming up in the biz. I think I wore out the grooves of the Sparks song on live at leeds. Some phenomenal drumming there!Which is precisely why attempting to emulate him is a waste of time. If you're doing a Who cover, make it your own. Anything else will fall short of the original.
Some truth to that to be sure but I managed to steal a few licks of his as I was coming up in the biz. I think I wore out the grooves of the Sparks song on live at leeds. Some phenomenal drumming there!
your $0.02 just purchased alot of truth ! Well said!He was a natural, an original. I wish that he had a drum set at Tara House and shredded with all that time off. Instead, he slowly destroyed himself with booze and drugs. I have the Tony Fletcher book, and am amazed at all the stories! I loved his playing on all the Who albums. I even purchased the remastered "Two Sides Of The Moon" just to have it in his honor.
To me, stylistically, he was the Elvin Jones of Rock drummers with his rolling, tumbling, galloping playing. Even Tony Williams loved him!
Just my $0.02
I've said this before, but Keith Moon is the reason I'm playing drums today. He was my first rock drumming hero and the reason I wrote my book.
There simply was no one like Keith, and that holds true to this day. It's just a shame his excesses did him in, and that he's probably remembered more today for his shenanigans than his musicality. His death in 1978 hit me hard, but I knew it was coming.
Contrary to popular opinion, he could play good time when he wanted to.
I hear ya.I remember how Keith's style impressed me..he was wild..energetic..but also intentional. He gave me hope that reckless abandon could actually work but I had a problem. His worked mine didn't. That's when I thought he's got control in his abandon..its deceiving. In all of his craziness he knows what he's doing. There goes my back to the drawing board moment. You can't work to be like Keith..you had to be Keith. It was a bit of a let down for me and my admiration became even bigger.