wamwamwam said: This is me officially challenging you to a Mario Kart Tournament.
This is me accepting and apologizing in advance for showing you how it’s done.
"The band had opted to re-record the song for the film-shoot rather than merely mime, and while this decision unquestionably adds to the interest of the clip, Keith’s drumming is far from flawless. In the context of his looming fate, these audible errors inevitably resonate with ominous significance. For example, the middle section of the song contains a kind of mini-crescendo, culminating as Roger Daltrey cuts loose with his best Acton Town blues-howl: “Whoooooo are yoo-oo-oo!” This false musical climax is then followed by a slightly unexpected shift into another quiet instrumental passage. But if you listen to the film sound track carefully, you can hear Keith momentarily forget this pianissimo-fortissimo-pianissimo structure, instead taking off immediately after Roger’s bellow with the snare and bass drum rhythm that actually drives the final section of the song. He stops abruptly, realizing his error, to re-trench sheepishly behind a wash of cymbals. (Some might consider it fanciful to suggest that cymbals can convey embarrassment; nevertheless, that is what I hear. Even Keith’s mistakes as a drummer can be powerfully emotionally expressive.)"
— I loved Ben Saunders writing at length about Keith Moon’s drumming. The quoted segment is about WHO ARE YOU, and is a great unlocker of a record. There’s a lot more close reading in here - there’s a section towards the end about a lost drum-stick I almost quoted instead, but I wanted something about the musicianship rather than just the wild-man-ness of him. Read the rest here. Strong stuff. (via kierongillen)