“Craziest drummers ever”

Artikel van een tijdje geleden: Esquire heeft een overzicht van de “craziest drummers ever”. Het bevat cartoontekeningen van o.a. Tommy Lee, Ginger Baker en John Bonham. Ook Keith wordt uiteraard genoemd.

“There’s no evidence that Keith Moon of The Who provided the inspiration for the Muppet drummer Animal’s notable incivility, but it makes enough sense that the rumor’s been going around for decades and doesn’t show any sign of going away. His drumming talents were immense, and his capabilities for wreaking havoc were even greater. He one-upped Pete Townshend’s guitar-smashing by periodically rigging his kit with explosives and detonating them at unexpected moments.

He was the first person in recorded history to throw a television out of a hotel-room window. He once accidentally drove over and killed his chauffeur, which is sad and terrible, and yet also about the most perfect embodiment of the collision of vast wealth and an unchecked id that Moon embodied, and which generations of rock stars have tried to achieve”.

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