Re: John Bonham
I was recently watching Mike Portnoy's In Constant Motion DVD (which is really good) and he has a segment where he plays in numerous tribute bands.
His tribute band plays Moby Dick. Immediately after Mike's performance, I watch the Zep version on DVD.
While Mike does a good job of imitating Bonzo to a point, Bonzo was just in a completely different class. I was really shocked by this.
It was clear that Mike doesn't nearly have the groove, speed or chops that Bonzo had. His triplets were played much, much slower.
I am not writing this to bash Mike, as I am a huge fan of his and own all of DT DVDs and CDs. But, it is surprising to see just HOW good Bonzo was, even judging by today's standards.
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