Sunday, June 03, 2007
12 Things I Learned From An Evening of Watching "The Kids Are Alright" and Led Zep's "How the West Was Won" Back-To-Back
1. Keith Moon was by far the coolest member of The Who.
2. Keith Moon and John Bonham were both crazy-phenomenal drummers. If I had to choose between them, though, I'd pick John Bonham. Keith Moon's constant reliance on cymbal crashing makes him a tad more busy than I like, though his style was an integral part of The Who's sound. There's a real art to Bonham's instinct to keep it simple. What he chooses not to play is just as important as what he plays.
3. Les Pauls are wonderful guitars that really shouldn't oughta be smashed.
4. Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant both shopped at at Vulgar Trouser World.
5. Roger Daltrey wore Garanimals shirts, but Robert Plant wore his mum's blouses.
6. Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant are both equally annoying, yet equally necessary.
7. At times, both Roger Daltrey and John Paul Jones wore outfits frightfully similar to 1970s ladies' office fashions that were inspired by "Little House on the Prairie".
8. Pete Townshend's guitar playing seems cute and amusing compared to that of Jimmy Page.
9. Led Zeppelin's lyrics are best ignored. The Who's lyrics, on the other hand, could be quite pithy on occasion.
10. Jimmy Page had fabulous taste in footwear.
11. The young Robert Plant was really just a big nerd who liked Tolkien way too much. If Led Zeppelin had formed in the '70s instead of the '60s, all of their songs would've been about Star Wars.
12. I'd like The Who a whole lot more if they had broken up in 1968.