On 2003-04-19 15:26, angusyoungfan wrote:
the legendary Who drummer is the first legend in this serious i shall start i will do a legend every saturday and this time it is Keith Moon Enjoy.
Keith Moon Born on August 1946, in Wembley London, to Alfred and Kathleen Moon cultivated a reputation as one of rock's great characters. His devil-may-care propulsiveness was always apparent in a drumming technique which eschewed conventional rhythm and goaded fellow instrumentalists into equally powerhouse retorts. His talent enhances the cream of the Who's output, including "The Ox" (1965), "I Can See For Miles" (1967) and "Won't Get Fooled Again" (1971) while his quirky compositions for the group have included "I Need You", "Waspman", "Cobwebs And Strange" and "Tommy's Holiday Camp". A life-long fan of surf music, Moon also inspired the Beach Boys/Jan And Dean selections on the 1966 EP Ready Steady Who. This particular fascination was also apparent on the drummer's lone solo album, Two Sides Of The Moon, which included a version of Brian Wilson's "Don't Worry Baby". The set featured material by John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and the Who, but a supporting cast drawn from the Los Angeles music fraternity failed to conceal it's self-indulgence. Its release emphasized the euphemistic "rock 'n' roll life-style" in which Moon was now trapped, and having established a reputation for unconventional behaviour, he now felt compelled to live up to it. Tales of destruction were legendary, but Moon was now increasingly debilitated by drug and alcohol abuse, and his professional life inevitably suffered. Indeed "Music Must Change", a track on Who Are You (1978), was left without a drum track when he was unable to hold the required beat. "I'm still the best Keith Moon-style drummer in the world" he defiantly proclaimed, but the failure doubtless hurt. Sadly, the album was to be the last to feature Moon, who died in September 1978 as a result of an overdose of prescription drugs. Admired in both the rock and jazz fields, his talent was bound to his extrovert personality and the sound of the Who has been appreciably different without him. Since his death his standing as a musician has increased and many feel that Moon was unique in his chosen field. His private life was another affair, and this is superbly documented in outrageous fashion in Tony Fletcher's recent biography.
Keith With The Who
The Who Sings My Generation
Happy Jack (A Quick One)
The Who Sell Out
Magic Bus - The Who On Tour
Live At Leedsre-released 1995
Who's Nextre-released 1995
The Who By Numbers
Who Are You
Here are some projects Keith Moon featured in
Two Sides Of The Moon; MCA 2136,1975
Two Sides Of Moon; MCAT 2136,1975 (8-Track)
Two Sides Of The Moon; BMG Music 60038-2 (cd with bonus tracks)
Don't Worry Baby/Don't Worry Baby
MCA 40316,1974.( Promo copy)
Here are some albums Keith played on.
Jeff Beck "Truth",1969
Dave Carlsen "Pale Horse",1973
Bo Diddley "20th Aniversary Of Rock And Roll",1976.
"Flash Fearless Vs. The Zorg Women" (Various Artist),1976
Roy Harper "Flashes From The Archives",1974.
Mike Heron "Smiling Men With Bad Reputations",1974.
John Lennon "Sometime In NYC",1972
Harry Nilsson "###### Cats",1974
Lord Sutch "Hands Of Jack The Ripper",1972
"Songs Of Lennon And McCartney" (Various Artist),1977
Soundtracks Keith played on
That'll Be The Day,1973
Mahoneys Last Stand,1976
All This And World War II, 1976
So there you have it one of rocks great drummers who lived up to the rock and roll sterotype of the se drugs and rock N Roll . keith Moon may have dies tragically but he went down a legend an inspiration to millions and a man never to be forgotten .
MetalChick666: thanx alot, youre a sweetie.
[ This Message was edited by: angusyoungfan on 2003-04-19 15:30 ]
Nice... I never heard much of the who... But good job.