Keith Moon and black dots

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Keith Moon and black dots

Postby gretsch-o-rama » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:24 pm

This is a simple opinion question poll: Did Tony Williams take the idea for black dots for his big kit fusion period from Keith Moon? I heard someone say that Tony was influenced by Moon but had no idea what they were referring to. So? Chime in. Thanks


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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby Paul Marangoni » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:22 pm

gretsch-o-rama wrote:This is a simple opinion question poll: Did Tony Williams take the idea for black dots for his big kit fusion period from Keith Moon?


I never thought of that. You might be right. But then again, Black Dots were popular with a lot of people in the late 70s.
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby Kurtis » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:42 pm

8 grand for those Brady's. Wow. I bet they sound like pleasant dreams
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby langmick » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:24 pm

From 77. Black Dots on the bottom!



Really musical playing here...I love Quadrophenia.


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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby gretsch-o-rama » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:11 pm

I was actually hoping someone could chime in with some Tony stories...but it seems like we've lost all our Tony historians...
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby Paul Marangoni » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:59 pm

Tony on his DWs and A Customs.
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby langmick » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:01 am

Not sure of the veracity, but I didn't know Lifetime opened for The Who. That must have been a volcanic show.

“The man is a drummer. Everything he plays, he contains it.” —Elvin Jones on Keith Moon


Writer Chris Welch - Tony Williams, American jazz drummer, idolized by legions of players, who came to fame at the age of 17 with Miles Davis, once told me, quite spontaneously, that his favorite drummer was Keith Moon. "He's beautiful. Totally free."
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby GoAndPractice » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:49 am

Man that video is more proof that is about the player and not the gear.

A set of A Customs and black dots on top of a DW kit that looks like it has a McDonalds sponsorship would be my last choice for that kind of gig, but he makes it awesome.
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby gretsch-o-rama » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:17 pm

GoAndPractice wrote:Man that video is more proof that is about the player and not the gear.

A set of A Customs and black dots on top of a DW kit that looks like it has a McDonalds sponsorship would be my last choice for that kind of gig, but he makes it awesome.



Do you think we could have taken Tony as seriously had he dressed up as Ronald McDonald? But LOL at that kit though and it's such a travesty with him on DW's...
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Re: Keith Moon and black dots

Postby langmick » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:39 pm

I am totally interested in why Tony would respect Keith Moon's playing. It might explain to me why listening to Quadrophenia kills me so much, right in the brain.


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