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“This is a real toss-up between Who’s Next and Quadrophenia. I mean, how can you pick? Keith Moon is one of my biggest idols. I’d have to go with Who’s Next, though. I love Quadrophenia, of course, but I think Who’s Next shows off Moon’s talent a little more.
“I just love his unpredictability. You can hear it on every Who record. I also love the tightness on his snare and the way the kick drum was kind of choked. Nobody matches Bonham on the kick drum, but Keith definitely had his own style.
“And listen to what Moon did on the toms. He was such an abstract tom player. I don’t know how planned out his parts were, but as a listener, I’m still surprised at what he did every time I hear it. I can sit there and air-drum to the whole thing, but there will always be something that I’m off on.
“What he did is confusing, but I get such enjoyment from listening to him. He’s like a mystery drummer to me. You can imagine Townshend and Entwistle thinking that they don’t want to tell him to calm down, because he’s doing what he’s doing, and he’s all over the place. Sometimes he’s completely off in his own world. That’s what I’ve always loved about Keith Moon.”