Tim Mooney is a name that doesn’t jump off the page at me, but he’s a guy that has worked on a number of my favorite albums. As drummer with both American Music Club and on various Mark Kozelek projects, I’ve listened to his work thousands of times, and loved what he’s done.
Both Mark Eitzel and Kozelek posted comments on his passing:
“I haven’t seen Tim for a few years now but that still didn’t lessen the impact of his passing. He was the drummer of AMC for many years. He was absolutely instrumental in whatever sound we had. His style was absolutely unique and as an artist no one could match what he did. He was a good friend to so many people and will be missed. What an absolute loss” – Mark Eitzel
“I knew Tim Mooney for over 20 years. As many Red House Painters’ fans may know, American Music Club was very helpful in giving us our start. Later on, Tim played drums on my first solo album, ‘Rock N Roll Singer’, and then on Sun Kil Moon’s ‘Ghosts Of The Great Highway’. We shared many long days and hours together. Tim was a peaceful, patient, and incredibly talented person. The last time I saw Tim was in 2009, in Petaluma, he was having ice cream with his daughter. He was as happy and content as ever. I’ve been overwhelmed with memories of Tim since learning of the news yesterday. My heart goes out to his family, his many friends, and to the members of AMC”. – Kozelek