Originally Posted by bonham990
hmm... o ok what i've noticed on here is alot of people trying to say : Bonham is overated, Bonham isnt that good blah blah blah. Let's face the fact Bonham has influenced more drummers then anyone else, maybe even Buddy Rich. Artists that played in the same time period even say he was the greatest rock drummer ever. After reading John's biography "A thunder of drums" John never used the same beat twice he liked to be as original as possible.
Very good point. Rock back then was not about note-per-note perfection. Sure, you had to play the song so that at least the audience recognized it, but concert crowds(fans) weren't so AR as people are now.