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Two Sides of the Moon
     

Two Sides of the Moon

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by Keith Moon
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1997
Label:
Pet Rock Records
UPC:
0712786003822
catalogNumber:
60038

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Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Director,Producer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Ringo Starr   Composer
Jon Astley   Executive Producer,Remixing
Keith Moon   Composer
Richard Barnes   Liner Notes
Mal Evans   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Jimmie Haskell   String Arrangements
Lee Kiefer   Engineer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Andy MacPherson   Reissue Producer,Remixing
Mike "Clay" Stone   Engineer
John Stronach   Director,Producer,Engineer
Skip Taylor   Director,Producer
Michael Verdick   Engineer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Don Wood   Engineer

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Two Sides of the Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Cd Rocks! It's just as good as a who album, if not better. Keith moon had a fine singing voice, and he was an o.k. songwriter, I don't know why everyone thinks he wasn't. Anyway, it's an awesome cd. BUY IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keith Moon was one of the greatest drummers in the world and perhaps the greatest rock and roll comedian there ever was. If you listen to this album with a grain of salt, you might be able to tolerate his thin 'singing' voice. It's more of a fun record, certainly not a great album like Pete Townshend often put out. The saddest thing about this record is that Keith Moon is no longer with us, but hopefully we'll see him again in heaven.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't expect it to be like a Who album, cause it's not, it's pretty different...but if you are a Who fan, chances are you'll like it, cause it's Keith, and Keith rules. He's not a great singer, or a great songwriter, but he doesn't boast to be one either..although it does so happen he's the best drummer in the world and an inspiration to drummers for years to come. It certainly sounds like he had fun making this album and I had fun listening to it. KEITH LIVES!