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Keith Moon

Final 24: His Final Hours DVD

Review by Gary Hill

Just based on the concept of this series, you can probably understand that there is a certain “driving by a fatal collision” element to these videos. Since their whole purpose is chronicling the final 24 hours a celebrity walked the Earth, there is a definite morbid fascination involved. Still, for many fans of Keith Moon and The Who, his death was a senseless and unnecessary one and perhaps delving deeper into the events leading up to it can help to give a better understanding and sense of closure. The story is a sad one about a man who was taking doctor prescribed medication to beat an alcohol addiction. Unfortunately that man also had a cocaine problem, and using coke caused him to underestimate the dangers of drinking while taking that medicine. This DVD gives a deeper analysis of this tragic chain of events that ended the life of one of rock music’s most colorful drummer’s.


This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2010  Volume 3 at lulu.com/strangesound.

 
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