John Bonham

rummy

Senior Member
Having grown up as a guitar player, I always heard Bonham, but never listened to him.
Now that I'm a beginner drummer, and listening to Led Zeppelin has been a completely different experience. It's a shame how much I missed out. I appreciate John Bonham for what he's done and I'm very excited to study him.
 

J-Boogie

Gold Member
Never heard that. I did read that he felt Barriemore Barlow was the greatest rock drummer England ever produced or something to that effect. Jason Bonham said that Buddy Rich was his dads hero. He was certainly informed and inspired by some truly greats.
 
Then check out his sloppy playing on the Fool in the Rain out takes. It is quite the opposite of sloppy.
Smh read a bit of the thread before you post.

I love John Bonham in the same way that I love many of the other classic rock greats. These guys grew up listening and absorbing all of the deepest jazz/r&b/funk cuts and when rock n' roll came calling, they regurgitated many of the badass licks they learned into the songs (in such a tasteful way I might add).

With respect to Bonzo, I think of him and JPJ as one unit. What makes John Bonham so good to my ears is how fluidly him and Jones grooved in and out of each other's time.

That jam section of The Lemon Song is a perfect example of this.
 

Brian

Gold Member
Then check out his sloppy playing on the Fool in the Rain out takes. It is quite the opposite of sloppy.
I think his approach and sound is large, loose, open. Not sure I would say "sloppy". But I would never categorize Bonzo as a tight type of feel drummer.
 

timstoms

Junior Member
Funny? I'm easily the most serious and focused poster here. Travis Barker is a much more solid player than "sloppy bonzo". Known far and wide for his sloppy playing.
Then check out his sloppy playing on the Fool in the Rain out takes. It is quite the opposite of sloppy.
 

Starion

Junior Member
John Bonham is my favorite drummer of all time, he was ahead of his time, his signature triplets, sound and style are something special and unique. He had an amazing technique! To bad he passed away to early. He is my main drumming influence. P.S. This is my first post greetings! ✌️😎
 
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