Two Sides of the Moon [Expanded]

Two Sides of the Moon [Expanded]

by Keith Moon
     
 

Keith Moon didn't have much of a singing voice, nor did he have much of an inclination to write music. He was a great noisy drummer, and his chaotic playing often made the Who sound unhinged. Based on the band's records, you might assume that Moon's lone solo album, Two Sides of the Moon, was a raucous rocker, but it's not -- it's the…  See more details below

Overview

Keith Moon didn't have much of a singing voice, nor did he have much of an inclination to write music. He was a great noisy drummer, and his chaotic playing often made the Who sound unhinged. Based on the band's records, you might assume that Moon's lone solo album, Two Sides of the Moon, was a raucous rocker, but it's not -- it's the epitome of the superstar jam album. Much like a Ringo Starr record, Two Sides of the Moon features an untold number of superstar cameos -- including Ringo, Flo & Eddie, Harry Nilsson, Rick Nelson, Steve Cropper, Joe Walsh, John Sebastian and Dick Dale -- who are all there to jam on oldies and lame, underdeveloped originals. It's overproduced and overblown, and since Moon has a thin, tuneless, nasal voice, he doesn't have the charisma to make the whole affair entertaining. Instead, it's a tedious, colorless listen, with only a little of Moon's absurdist humor and very few strong songs -- if John Lennon's throwaway "Move over Ms. L" is a standout, things aren't in good shape. If these flaws can be overlooked, you'll find a historical artifact that stands as a testament to the wretched hubris that was the '70s for many '60s superstars.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2006
Label:
Castle Us
UPC:
0021823625928
catalogNumber:
36259

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Crazy Like a Fox
  2. Solid Gold
  3. Don't Worry Baby
  4. One Night Stand
  5. The Kids Are Alright
  6. Move Over Ms. L
  7. Teenage Idol
  8. Back Door Sally
  9. In My Life
  10. Together
  11. Lies
  12. I Don't Suppose
  13. Hot Rod Queen
  14. Don't Worry Baby
  15. Teenage Idol
  16. Back Door Sally
  17. One Night Stand
  18. Crazy Like a Fox
  19. In My Life
  20. Move Over Ms. L
  21. Solid Gold
  22. We Wish You a Merry Xmas
  23. Do Me Good
  24. Real Emotion
  25. Naked Man

Disc 2

  1. Keith & Ringo 'Together'
  2. Don't Worry Baby
  3. Don't Worry Baby
  4. Teenage Idol
  5. Crazy Like a Fox
  6. Solid Gold
  7. A Touch of Moon Madness
  8. Move Over Ms. L
  9. Lies
  10. My Generation
  11. The Kids Are Alright
  12. Keith & Ringo 'Together'
  13. Together
  14. Together
  15. Together
  16. I'm Not Angry
  17. Hot Rod Queen
  18. Solid Gold
  19. Teenage Idol
  20. Solid Gold
  21. Real Emotion
  22. OK Mr. Starkey
  23. Do Me Good
  24. Keith & Ringo 'Together (Again)'
  25. In My Life

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keith Moon   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Soloist
Steve Douglas & the Rebel Rousers   Horn
Dick Dale   Guitar,Soloist
Harry Nilsson   Vocals
John Sebastian   Guitar
Ringo Starr   Drums,Rap,Announcer
Joe Walsh   Synthesizer,Guitar,Electric Guitar,ARP
Jesse Ed Davis   Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Foster   Piano
Nickey Barclay   Piano
Fanny   Background Vocals
Jay Ferguson   Piano
Clydie King   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jim Keltner   Drums
Blair Aaronson   Piano
Steve Adamick   Guitar
David Birkett   Bass
Mike Condello   Acoustic Guitar
Jay DeWitt White   Background Vocals
Skip Edwards   Steel Guitar,fender rhodes
Miguel Ferrer   Drums
Gerald Garrett   Choir, Chorus
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robert Greenidge   Steel Drums
Ron Grinel   Drums
Beau Guss   Guitar
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Ira Hawkins   Choir, Chorus
James Ed Haymer   Guitar
Ron Hicklin   Choir, Chorus
Augie Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Howard Kaylan   Background Vocals
Bobby Keys   Saxophone
Dennis Larden   Background Vocals
Paul Lenart   Guitar
Gregory Matta   Choir, Chorus
Mickey McGee   Drums
Jean Millington   Bass
Ollie Mitchell   Horn
Rick Nelson   Vocals
Patti Quatro   Guitar
Jimmie Randall   Bass
Irma Routen   Choir, Chorus
Curly Smith   Drums
Staehely   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Stallworth   Bass
Mark Volman   Background Vocals
Klaus Voormann   Bass
Lorna Willard   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Carolyn Willis   Choir, Chorus
Spencer Davis   Acoustic Guitar
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Cam Davis   Drums
Andra Willis   Choir, Chorus
Sherlie Matthews   Background Vocals
Norman Kurban   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Jon Astley   Mastering
Keith Moon   Concept
Jim Howard   Composer
Mal Evans   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Jimmie Haskell   String Arrangements
Lee Kiefer   Engineer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Mike "Clay" Stone   Engineer
John Stronach   Engineer,Concept
Skip Taylor   Producer,Concept
Michael Verdick   Engineer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Don Wood   Engineer
John Marascalco   Composer
Gary Stromberg   Concept
Traditional   Composer
Becky Stewart   Reissue Art
Andy Neill   Annotation
Bruce Reiley   Concept

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