All of the “Join Together” tracks are intricately and expertly played. They have no where near the originality and excitement of the moon versions. At least to my ears.Listen to The Who join together recording and you'll hear Simon Phillips play it better than Moon did.
Only The Lonely... It really is sad that towards the end of such a short but brilliant life he had become almost a caricature of himself, similar to Robin Williams', expected to be 'on' all the time, feeling that entertaining everyone with their iconic, spontaneously combustible brand of 'themselves' was the only way to be accepted or of value in a social setting. Dreading those interactions because of it. 'Can't you see the real me, Doctor...As a beginning drummer I listened to Keith and tried to figure out how he did that. Later, standing next to him onstage and watching him play did not help to solve the mystery. It was is if my my eyes and ears were out of sync. What I heard did not match what I saw. It looked effortless, but was so complicated. It was not always easy, though. During the Lifehouse rehersals they practiced over and over trying to sync with a recorded backing track and it did not go well. Keith's column monitors were so loud I thought his ears would bleed. I've pushed loud monitors at lots of performers, but his were frightening. His drumming was so out of the norm that those characterizing it as jazz are, I believe, accurate. Talking to him was a whole 'nother thing. He would seem sincere, but was continuously trying to be clever. And he tried so hard. It was unnecessary and painful to watch. I hope he is resting in peace.
From reading the 'Dear Boy' biography, he probably had the undiagnosed/unknown (at the time) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. So may children would have gone undiagnosed and simply labelled as, 'a naughty child'.just wonder in 2021 if would have been diagnosed with some condition.
---------------------------------Always considered Keith one of my favorite drummers. But never liked any of his solos. He seemed lost without the music. I don’t actually see many of the solos out there but the few that exist are really not very good.
Just the guts and courage to play that style as far back as 1964 I think is amazing.
I never tire of listening to him. Quadrophenia may be my favorite it’s the brink of insanity.
Damn that was SMOKIN. Some hip drum sh*t right there.one more 1965 single bass
Very well said....Like Elvin, he was fearless.