Thread: John Bonham
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:37 AM
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Default Re: John Bonham

A lot of drummers write him off as someone who just played loud with no musical quality to his drumming. Look beyond the massive tripletts and listen to the little things that he did and that is what is awesome about his playing. The work between the hi-hat, snare, and bass drum is incredible, such a great groove. The man understood dynamics and light and shade. He had great chops and added so much to the music but never overplayed. Not a techincal wizard by todays standards but he played from the heart. I feel that is why we are still talking about him today. He played a style that everyone can feel and understand. Most of the technical drummers out there today I can listen to for about five minutes and then I want to move on to something else. But Bonham I keep coming back to and never get tired of listening to him.
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