Tim Mooney

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Tim Mooney
Born(1958-10-06)October 6, 1958
Las Vegas, NV
DiedJune 13, 2012(2012-06-13) (aged 53)
Nevada City, CA
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s)Musician, drummer, composer, arranger, producer, engineer
Instruments Drummer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist
Years active1970s2012
LabelsCloser Recording, Ausgang Audio
Associated acts American Music Club, Sun Kil Moon, The Sleepers, John Murry, Negative Trend, Toiling Midgets

Tim Mooney (October 6, 1958 [1] June 13, 2012 [2] ) was an American drummer, producer, and sound engineer. He drummed in the Sleepers, Toiling Midgets, Negative Trend, Sun Kil Moon and American Music Club.


Musical career

In the 1970s and 1980s, Mooney played drums for a number of San Francisco punk and rock bands for The Sleepers (San Francisco band), Toiling Midgets, Negative Trend, and many others. Mooney became a member of American Music Club in 1991. His last album with the band was Love Songs for Patriots (2004), which he also produced and engineered. In 1998, Tim married Jude Mooney and had his only child, Dixie Mooney in 2000. Mooney moved to Petaluma, California in 1999, and lived there until his death in 2012.

Mooney's death is directly referenced by former Sun Kil Moon bandmate Mark Kozelek on the track, "Tavoris Cloud", on his studio album, Mark Kozelek & Desertshore (2013).


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  2. "R.I.P. Tim Mooney, drummer (Sleepers, Toiling Midgets, American Music Club, Sun Kil Moon, etc.) and producer". The Big Takeover website. 21 June 2012.