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Keith Moon: His Final Hours

2010, Biography  -   21 Comments
Ratings: 7.80/10 from 20 users.

Keith Moon was one of the most outrageous rock and roll performers in the world. He was a drumming genius, but his talents were overshadowed by his wild-man ways.

As the genius drummer for The Who, wild-man Moon was a non-stop party animal. When it comes to self destruction Moon was the rock poster boy.

Featuring archival footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with his family and closest companions, this film documents the final moments of this rock star's life.

Moon was known for dramatic, suspenseful drumming - often eschewing basic back beats for a fluid, busy technique focused on fast, cascading rolls across the toms, ambidextrous double bass drum work and wild cymbal crashes and washes.

He is mentioned in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the greatest of all rock and roll drummers, and was posthumously inducted into the Rock Hall as a member of The Who.

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21 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Eric Lawson

    Great Doc!!!To bad he had to go so young !!!

  2. revron

    second only to mitch Mitchell,in my humble opinion...ginger baker a close 3rd..robert wyatt(soft machine) was maybe crazier...

    1. Lyrik Engel

      Buddy Rich?

  3. TheLegend33

    Aahh, Keith Moon, The larger than life persona with the drum kit to express it. He made his own rules on how to play and didn't care what anyone thought. Balls out everytime he did anything and if you hope to die before you get old ....he did it better than anyone. I think he could have made a great actor at some point if he lived on, he was always playing the part in real life. But somehow I think, nothing would have suited him finer than to own a Village Pub in the country side, where he would enjoy his freinds and family, sipping warm brandy and tellin' the funniest jokes and the best stories. We all need a bit of Luniness in our lives once and a while. Miss ya Moon

  4. Pysmythe

    Always great to see Moon flying all over his kit, making use of every part of it, doing what he did best. Just a blur of constantly implying a simple, steady beat... And the hands-down master of cymbals.

    Hated what he did to himself, but what are you gonna do?

    Favorite Moon joke: "In my next life, I want to be reincarnated as a girl's bicycle saddle."

  5. N

    stick with the street drugs. they are safer

    1. Nwttp

      Lol, huh wha?

    2. Nwttp

      Lets put it this way... Would you rather inject a 20 mili oxy pill, that you know is oxy, or a 20 dollar bag of dope, that you are only told is dope and could have god knows whatever else in it?

    3. wald0

      The only difference in the two is how quickly you will die or end up in prison. Oxycontin is slower, more consistent- this is true, heroin is an express ride straight to death or prison while Oxycontin takes the scenic route- but they both inevitably end you up in the exact same place. Opiates are opiates, it doesn't matter how you get them in your system or what specific flavor you abuse eventually you will alter your brain chemistry to the point you get sick and can't operate without them. Think about having to wake up every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and ask, "O.K. where will i get at least sixty mg. of some kind of opiate today so i can go to work, take care of my kids correctly, take care of my business correctly, just live?" Its a horrible existence really. They love to tell people that help is available, you can get help if you want it- BULL SH@T!! You can get help if you have money or really good insurance, otherwise tough sh!t, its your problem and your fault. That is how it works where I live any way. Now I know in bigger cities they have free clinics and all, but none of that exists here. You pay big money, I mean BIG money, for any real help here. The meds they give me to keep me from getting sick without having to take opiates costs about seven bucks a pill and you have to take two a day. The doctors visit to get it each month, 165 bucks. I spend more on recovery than I did on my addiction, that is the truth. Its hard not to feel scr3wed when the same company that made and profited off what you were addicted to now makes and profits off what you take to stay clean, and it costs this much.

    4. DDD

      Yes but you did screw up, so, now you need to pay your dues, why should somebody else cover your costs. You were damaging society while you were an addict and you are probably not too useful even now.

    5. wald0

      Not that it is any of your business but I have a degree in chemistry, work as a research chemist at a local junior college, and volunteer over forty hours a week on top of that as a drug counselor. I feel i am plenty useful, and probably have accomplished more than you have, smart a55. If you are too ret@rded to understand why getting people off drugs and out of an addictive life style is also good for society at large, i.e. people who don't do drugs, your hopeless. People like yourself with this no sympathy, no empathy, simple minded, just increase jail time again, type mentality have utterly failed at fixing the problem. We did what you guys wanted over and over again, it doesn't-didn't and will never work. Now its time for something different, something proven to work, something anyone with half a brain can plainly see will work- treatment, legalization, and education. Not education for the drug addict, he understands the problem very well, education for people like you. I sincerely hope the next desperate addict finds your door one night you piece of ^%#^#&^!!!!

    6. Pysmythe

      Something tells me, though, that you've got no problem whatsoever with untold billions shoved up a wild hog's a55 in the defense industry. Money that doesn't actually need to be spent; money that could make a real difference elsewhere, in all kinds of programs.

      You'd better run along back to the CPAC convention, Skippy. You might miss something important.

    7. Juraj Filkorn

      selfrighteous, boring, troll degenerate

    8. Guest

      and you know this,how,exactly??

    9. LoggerheadShrike

      You're damaging society right now, what's your excuse?

    10. Robert Elliot

      Are you talking about Suboxone? Because I have a little tip for you that could save you megabucks if you are. Here it is, anyway. I've been taking Suboxone as an antidepressant for around 10 years. What I do is grind a few pills in a mortar and pestle and pour the powder into an empty, clean lip balm jar. Then I snort (insufflate) a tiny amount three times a day. Each pill lasts me around 2-3 weeks. Taking any more than that only increases the side-effects, not the mood boosting effect, since you only need a tiny amount to completely drench the Mu receptors. I filled a few scripts years ago and still using them.

    11. wald0

      Yeah, i only take a half of one a day now, though i am supposed to take two a day still. I can't afford to take two a day, even with the insurance I pay for. I started out on three and then went down to one a day, but that was years ago. I have been on one half a day for quite sometime now. But I don't snort it, my sinuses will not take it. I could never snort anything, I get infections and all, its not good. I just take it like I am supposed to and only take one half a day, its not that difficult after a while. Still, that is 3.50 a day, which is still pretty expensive. I know other people that like your self snort it and as a result take much less than what they are prescribed, They say it is more potent for some reason. I have never quite understood that. Its the same compound no matter how you get it in your system, it goes to the same receptors, how can snorting it make it more potent? I could see it would hit you faster, but I don't see why it would be more potent.

    12. Robert Elliot

      I haven't personally noticed that it's more potent that way. It's purely a money saving thing for me (also a psychiatrist visit saving thing) and it's never bothered my sinuses. It's nothing like cocaine in terms of capacity for tissue damage. But I guess you've already tried it and hasn't worked for you. Oh well, maybe someone else find it helpful.

    13. Juraj Filkorn

      i would say, it does not go through your digestive system. that may help. but this is guess, try and see.

    14. TCorpses

      Dude, to some degree this is the case even in big cities. In this society, everything is based off of money. But I got off of heroin almost 7 years ago, after a long addiction that by the end I wished would kill me. No-one really wants to hear this, but the truth was after detox going straight into recovery peer meetings like AA/NA is how I finally did it this time. I went to 9 rehabs before that and all one is doing at those places is really two things. 1)Getting a physical separation between you and the drugs. 2)Getting taken to the same AA meetings you could go to off the street, saving tens of thousands of dollars.

    15. revron

      as an addict,i understand.i am an addict,i just don't use drugs anymore.oxy is legal heroin. it nearly killed me,that & 30 yrs of heavy alcohol abuse have now given me chirrosis,an ulcer and hepatitis C.stick to smoking pot.tonite's the night....