Over The Moon

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I decided to watch 'Tommy' last night. I never really paid much attention to Keith Moon but I wanted to know what it is about his playing that is so distinctive and see if I can do a template in his style.

First off, he was off his tits on horse tranquillisers most of the time - that's not an option. But there's certain trademarks I could see in his playing:

Hitting the cymbals a lot
Playing fills as part of the riff (he was very musical even though he seemed random!)
A particular trademark is playing the kick drum, usually 8th notes, throughout his fills.

So that is what I've tried to emulate here. Just some noisy, clattery drums in the style of Keith Moon. I only recorded 2:15 so copied the first minute of playing, including intro, on the end to lengthen the track to over three minutes. Structurally, I've no idea what I've played. Sorry.

Enjoy.

No reverb on the HD.

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November 13 2016 18:30:22
francisco alfrancisco al
bom trabalho, mpointon. ficou legal

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August 08 2016 05:05:30
Lenny CowlerLenny Cowler
perfect:)

+0
July 17 2016 21:03:35
frankyguitarfrankyguitar
LOL Moon the loon ! Super Martin !! :)

+1
July 15 2016 23:09:13
Ernie440Ernie440
Nice Moon drums .. needs a tad more liquor and pills though ... :D ;)

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July 15 2016 15:09:04
axenvocsaxenvocs
superb

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May 06 2016 00:57:30
PeterVeillonPeterVeillon
Wonderful Keith Drums. Really like this one

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May 04 2016 16:32:07
ivaxivax
Great Martin,always fantastic drums

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May 04 2016 10:40:15
aleonzaleonz
that guy is one of a kind! super cool Martin, oh cmon somebody do something with this! wish i can play something cool for this track argggg!
+1 May 04 2016 12:00:26 aleonz mpointon
Thanks, Alice. I hope so too!!
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May 03 2016 22:07:10
MarceysMarceys
Ah Keith Moon, the drummer that hits on the bassgroove, guitarlicks, vocalline and everything else! :)
Great work Martin! :)

+1 May 03 2016 22:57:43 Marceys mpointon
That's the one.
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May 03 2016 06:06:28
rp3drumsrp3drums
great job buddy, a bit to under control for Moon! :)
+1 May 04 2016 20:22:41 rp3drums mpointon
Agreed. And thank you. He's very hard to impersonate whilst staying fluid. Plus it's *really* hard playing without any reference music. I just imagined Who riffs in my head whilst I recorded hence it all being a bit random.

Which in the case of Moon is no bad thing!
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