Sunday, June 06, 2010
There's A Moon Out Tonight
Keith Moon changed the face of drummers forever. Since "Moon the Loon" appeared on the scene with the legendary group, The Who, the stereotype of the rock and roll drummer has been that of the crazy, out of control, wild child. Even Animal, the Muppet drummer, is based on Keith Moon. Moon was an amazing human being besides the image and was an interesting character as well as an extremely creative drummer. One of Moon's oddest moments was a solo album that he released in 1975. Rather than using the album as a chance to showcase his legendary drumming skill, Moon chose to sing on all the songs, and only played drums on "Crazy Like A Fox", "The Kids Are Alright" and "Move Over Ms. L" In addition to Moon's singing, the album features contributions from Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Joe Walsh, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Klaus Voorman, John Sebastian, Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan of The Turtles), Spencer Davis, Dick Dale and Suzi Quatro's sister Patti Quatro. The idea for a solo album came from Moon's bandmates (John Entwistle and Roger Daltrey) releasing their own albums. The album was widely considered a joke, and received many bad reviews. Moon was not dissuaded by the reviews, and started work on another similar album, which was never finished. Two Sides of the Moon was re-released by Repertoire Records in 1997, including the finished songs that Moon had made for his next album. Two Sides... was again re-released by Castle Music and Sanctuary Records in July 2006, as a two-disc Deluxe Edition, featuring the original 10 songs plus 41 bonus tracks. Here for you now id the original 1975 release of "Two Sides of The Moon" featuring classic cover songs with a twist. In addition to the songs, I've also included the art work for both sides of the album cover. If you don't understand why I am including both, you will once you download "Two Sides of The Moon." Enjoy!
Keith Moon-Two Sides of the Moon