One of my favorite anecdotes about Keith was that after his doctor told him drinking a bottle of whiskey a day would (obviously) kill him...he switched to a bottle of brandy.
I love watching old videos of him play. He was gone before I was even born, but man, he just put everything into the drums. Even watching the old Tommy movie, he's the most entertaining thing in that whole bag of crazy.
Keith Moon is maybe my favorite musician of the entire era, so it's hard for me to give the nod to Ringo. I like Ringo, and think he was more than competent, very good even - but that's like being an A student in a class full of A+ students.
The drums at the end of "Love, Reign O'er Me" give me the chills every time I hear that song. And that's the studio version.
I don't know how I feel about this, and am not sure it's my opinion, but just more of a talking point - it could be said that, as a true solo act, McCartney had maybe the most mediocre solo act (tied with Ringo). Without Wings or The Beatles, he had some pretty decent success ("No More Lonely Nights" and "Maybe I'm Amazed"), but are either of those songs as hard-hitting as "Imagine" or "My Sweet Lord"?
McCartney's Ram is full of songs that are loads better than any of the above mentioned.
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