Keith Moon: Instant Party: Musings, Memories and Minutiae

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Renowned party animal and phenomenal drummer for The Who, Keith Moon lived fast and died young. Not a typical biography, this compendium of stories, facts, photos, and analysis is divided up by subject and details all aspects of Moon's personal and professional life. Among the topics discussed are his promising film career, his unique drumming style, his obsessions and addictive personality, and a notorious period in the 1970s called "the lost weekend." Interviews and commentary from some of his closest friends ...
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Overview


Renowned party animal and phenomenal drummer for The Who, Keith Moon lived fast and died young. Not a typical biography, this compendium of stories, facts, photos, and analysis is divided up by subject and details all aspects of Moon's personal and professional life. Among the topics discussed are his promising film career, his unique drumming style, his obsessions and addictive personality, and a notorious period in the 1970s called "the lost weekend." Interviews and commentary from some of his closest friends and contemporaries, such as Viv Stanshall, Harry Nilsson, Frank Zappa, and Screaming Lord Sutch, and more than 60 photographs fill in the details of Moon's short life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842403105
  • Publisher: Chrome Dreams
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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Alan Clayson has written more than 30 books on various musicians, including Box of Beatles, The Walrus Was Ringo, and Woman: The Incredible Story of Yoko Ono. His work regularly appears in a variety of publications such as The Daily Mail, FHM, Mojo, and Record Collector.
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Table of Contents

About The Author 11
Prologue: 'Don't Know Myself' 15
1 ...And Now, Ladies And Gentlemen, A Nice Little Band From Shepherd's Bush 26
2 'I'm A Boy': Moon's Middlesex Roots 53
3 'Drumming Is My Madness' 71
4 'A Fool's Paradise': The Shane Fenton Audition 90
5 'If Everybody Had An Ocean Across The North Circular Riad...': Beachcombing In Post-Rural Middlesex 100
6 'Zoot Suit': Moon And Mod 112
7 'I've Been Away:' Moonrise Over Sweden 120
8 'Love Ain't For Keeping': Birds And Easy Money 124
9 'Girl's Eyes': The Moon Muse 138
10 Yeah, like, I'm really sorry, OK?: Precursors, Contemporaries And Descendants 145
11 'You're Going To Know Me': Moonrise Over North America 164
12 We Were Paintermen: A Slight Digression Into Some Rival Attractions 171
13 Moon's Bolero 178
14 'Smoke Signals At Night': Keith And Viv 187
15 The Reel Me: Moon At The Movies 195
16 Moonlighting With Heavy Friends 209
17 'Success Story': The Prime And The Stagnation 217
18 Hooray For Hollywood!: The Lost Weekend With Lennon 227
19 Move Over Mr. M: A Reassessment Of Keith's Solo Album 243
20 The Punks And The Godfather 257
21 Waspman And The LS Bumble Bee 262
22 'Had Enough': The Last Show On Earth 270
23 Epilogue: The Good's Gone 283
24 Discography 291
Index 311
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

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    Oh..... well, so am i. I am so sorry. I have to go.

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