Ginger junior to the rescue. My rant.
Keithjmoon70 at aol.com
Keithjmoon70 at aol.com
Thu Mar 31 16:52:12 CST 2005
>How could Zak have quit if he's not officially a member in the first place?
Right. He just had more important things to do... -Than to record an album
with THE WHO!
I used to think him irreplaceable. Now I'm not so sure. I'm so pissed that
I'd go for giving somebody that wants to play in the band a shot.
This is The Who. This isn't a band doing semi-covers copying their heroes.
This is the real thing. Pete with The Who invents music that has never been
made before and says things that aren't trendy. Pete's writing is timeless
and it hits the bullseye of the human heart. Pete's thoughtful mind coupled
along with his life experiences have turned him into a goldmine that needs to
be tapped. What would be more important as a drummer than being a part of
this? Money? Recognition? Zak doesn't strike me as one who needs either of
these. Is he easily persuaded? Maybe none of these matter and it's just
something to do. Oasis is selling.
Noel said that on their new album, (due May 30th, "Don't Believe the Truth"
-the one with Zak on it (!) ) the first single, 'Lyla' "Is The Who."
Pete is a creative original and does things his own way. He *creates*. He's
not a poser, nor does he steal from others. (Except maybe from the Kinks.)
Takes too long? Just how long does it take to create something that is a
*masterpeice* that may well get panned or worse yet, ignored? Does anyone
realize what is at stake given the history? He's writing Who songs again! I say
take the time it takes to get it right and do like they said, throw it out if
it sounds like shit. The first two songs sounded heavenly.
Oasis began recording their latest album in Nov. of 2003. After firing their
drummer in January of 2004, they approached Zak about working with them.
During this time there has been big plans in the Who camp and a ton of activity
in the preceding 7 years. After putting out two new songs in 2004, they
determined that in 2005 they were going to finally do the album and a tour. Pete
has been writing for this for three years. Where is Zak in 2005? Recording,
playing, and touring with a band that is trying to sound like The Who! Maybe
Zak wants to be with people his own age. Maybe he wants to be *in* the
band. Maybe he is sick of The Who? At any rate, he chose Oasis over The Who for
some reason and Pete let it be known.
Zak is a great drummer, but he's no Keith Moon. He plays "in the tradition"
of Keith but not in his style. There are thousands of drummers that would
die to get behind that kit. I say hold auditions, find one that has the feel
and can do it and go on with The Who in spite of Oasis' thievery. If they
don't find a suitable one, wait for Zak. If they do, Oasis can have Zak to help
churn out that bullshit.
Jon in Mi.
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