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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:56 PM
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I think that Moon was well into his downward spiral here, but this is still an excellent version. I have been watching other Who vids tonight...there will never be another Keith Moon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNeVHv3Mlg&feature=rela...
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:11 PM
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1. Yep...the "Shepperton Studios" footage from "The Kids Are Alright"...
...recorded in London, 5/25/78...and Moon died 9/7/78.

If you don't already own this one, you should check it out:



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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:15 PM
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2. Thank you...I will look for that...check this out...
Get through the dialog and watch the solo.

I think as his drinking and emotional problems got to him, and he put some weight on, he could not even come close to drumming like he did in this video.

It is a shame really...I've read a little about him...he seemed like a genuinely nice guy, but his demons killed him.

Here's a fine solo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0YCiC7UgY0
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:35 PM
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3. By pure coincidence, I watched "Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B Live" yesterday...
...I have the VHS version that was released in 1994. It has recently been re-released on DVD (without "Thirty Years" in the title):



...and the band members all discuss their reaction to his death, ranging from it was an event that was always "possible" to Entwistle saying that he thought it was an elaborate prank.

The film then moves into Kenney Jones territory, with early rehearsal footage shot right after he joined the band, and you could just tell that the magic was gone. Townshend discusses the fact that Jones is a "timekeeper" and Moon was not...he "could" keep time, but that wasn't his style. They supposedly chose Jones because he wasn't Moon, and he came from their old neighborhood..."Music Must Change," right? It did, but "Face Dances" and "It's Hard" were never at the top of my favorite Who albums list.

Years later...after Jones was long gone...Townshend finally admitted that Moon had been the heart of the band all along. One of the best bits in "The Kids Are Alright" is when the Moon's bass drum explodes (from The Smothers Brothers Show), because he reportedly bribed the stage hands to double the amount of explosives.

I also remember the San Francisco incident from the Quadrophenia tour, where Moon just hit the deck and blacked out as the result of combining tranquilizers and brandy, and Townshend called for a volunteer from the audience to finish the show. Drummer Scott Halpin stepped up and claimed his fifteen-plus minutes of fame that night.

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