Moon the Loon

  • by Dougal Butler, Chris Trengove, Peter Lawrence
  • Narrated by Karl Howman
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The legendary tale of industrial strength pranking, drumming, '70’s excess, big laughs, desperation, and The Who performed with gusto by Karl Howman.
Set in London, LA, and on tour with one of the world’s greatest live rock bands, The Who.
Please note: this title contains explicit language.

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A Missed Opportunity

I am a drummer, and the man who made me want to be a drummer was Keith Moon. I watched him open-mouthed on 'Ready, Steady, Go' in the 60s when I was about 10yrs old, mesmorised by his flailing arms and explosive energy, and I just knew that I wanted to do the same.

And so it was that I approached this book with a great sense f anticipation. I've read a number of books about Moonie and The Who, but never one that gace a first-hand account by someone who was actually there.

However, from the outset I found the style of writing grating, and after a while the 'Gor Blimey Guv'nor' over-the-top East End speak started top get in the way of the story. Karl Howman (an actor I've always liked) does a good job with the text, and his Moonie impression is spookily accurate, but after a while the tone wears you down. It's like being stuck in a pub with the biggest bore in the world; he talks at you, not to you.

A missed opportunity...
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- Colin

10 years in the life

I was initially sceptical given the poor reviews so far, however I throughly enjoyed it.

The book isn't about the whole life of the worlds greatest rock n roll drummer but 10 years of Dougal's employment trying to keep moonie out of trouble. Tales about drugs, hookers and destroying hotel rooms are well known but the stories of moon's sheer lunacy are worth getting this book alone.

The only thing that was disappointing were the lack of stories about Keith's legendary habit of blowing up toilets but this may of been outwith Dougal's time.

Recommended if you love rock stars.
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- Pete

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2014
  • Publisher: Talking Music