Originally Posted by MikeM
What's the deal with John Bonham? I've noticed on virtually all the drum forums that his throne is right next to God's. Even on cymbalholic, where the drummers are predominantly jazz, you won't hear a critical word about him.
Yeah, Bonzomoon will come out like an attack dog if you had posted this over there, lol. That forum does seem to have it's surprisingly large share of zepheads. My personal opinion on the worship of John Bonham is that his death immortalized him, similar to Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. I know back in the 1970's none of the drummers I knew worshipped Bonham the way they do now, and I admit, with the digitalization of zeps recordings now, I can appreciate alot of intricacies that I can hear from him now that I could not back then, particularly those 16th bass drum triplets that he could pull off with one pedal.