Keeping The Blues Alive

Master Of Drums And Destruction

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To this day, Keith Moon is still being hailed as one of the best drummers to ever sit on a throne. The powerhouse percussionist behind the legendary British Rock band, The Who was known for his outlandish and explosive stage presence and playing style. Merely listening to his drum work will make you break out in a sweat! The hard-hitting drum fills became part of the band’s signature sound and set them apart from many other bands that arose out of the British Invasion. The band was definitely ahead of their time and constantly invented ways to stand out and captivate their audience. After, or sometimes even during shows, Keith Moon would be in the middle of a rambunctious drum solo, then all of a sudden, he would kick a hole in the bass drum, throw over his cymbals, and destroy the entire set. Not wanting him to feel alone, guitarist Pete Townshend would follow suit by ramming his guitar through his amplifier. Smoke and dust would often fill the concert hall and the band was left to find new gear, but had a very elated and stunned crowd. Keith Moon was a pioneer of rock drumming and has influenced a heap of drummers who carry on his tradition today.

 

Patrick Ortiz

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