Saturday, December 16, 2006

Great Drum Fills, Pt.1

Few (if any) of you know that I used to enjoy the lofty status of a rock drummer. That's right, I wasn't always a lowly university "professor" (someday I'll explain those quotes). I once had a job that was at least tangentially related to human happiness.
In the spirit of celebrating the rock drummer, I give you (in no particular order) Great Drum Fills, Pt.1:
Drummer: Keith Moon
Group: The Who
Album: Who's Next
Great Drum Fill: (It's Keith fucking Moon, do you need a fucking list?!?!) In "Baba O' Riley", after the lines "Don't cry, don't raise your eye, it's only teenage wasteland", Keith Moon (official Kyklops-sanctioned rock "god") blats out a drum fill that will live forever in the annals of rock.


[Updated 10/4/13: You'll find the drum fill at the 2:30 mark of the clip below.]


  1. You were in a band?! I've wanted desperately to be in a band-- at least since last Saturday, when I saw Foreigner at an insurance company's Christmas party. (more to come on this subject, if my kids will just go to bed already..)
    Congrats on all the attention to your blog. It's well deserved.

  2. Foreigner played an insurance company's Christmas party? I'll be over to check that story out!