Originally Posted by Bonham to the moon
. . . . . .what does this have to with anything? haha thats like saying ummm you cant say that Neil Peart is a good drummer because you havent seen him live, all you ahve heard is his crappy studio work. . . . . ? and yes i havent seen bonham or jo jo mayer in person, but i have many live DVD's of both, and have all of bonhams studio work. Dont tell me that im idolizing him to much, bonham IMO is the greatest rock drummer of all time. Your comparison with the hands is totally irrelevant seeing as that in most cases drummers dont do rolls or fills with one hand. And when they do, like dennis chambers, people including myself find it amazing that they could do that with just one hand. Hearing tracks like Good Times, Bad Times im amazed, along with tons of other people that he could do that with just one foot.
What does it have to do with anything? I just corrected the thing you sayed about Bonham's and Jojo's bass drum speed. I haven't seen Bonzo live, but I have seen Jojo's bass drum technique from 2 feet distance. I have a video on my hdd where Jojo plays triplets @ about 180 bpm, could Bonham keep up with him? No way!
It really doesn't have anything to do with Bonham being a supeb drummer.
Bonham was all about awsome groove, thunderous sound and innovatice licks, technique wasn't his thing.
''Your comparison with the hands is totally irrelevant seeing as that in most cases drummers dont do rolls or fills with one hand.''
I never sayed anything about hand speed. That thing about Buddy and mangini was just speaking in similarities
And really, ''good times bad times'' is not THAT fast!