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Old 11-29-2011, 03:42 AM
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John Bonham / Led Zeppelin - We're Gonna Grove...lovely bell ride!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NTkV...eature=related
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:10 PM
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John Bonham / Led Zeppelin - We're Gonna Grove...lovely bell ride!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NTkV...eature=related
Great Tune Ian, here's my favorite version of this tune from the same recordings.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOuk8...3C13D4EC602D34

P.S. did not realize I was uploading the whole "CODA" album but that's sweet too. lmao

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Old 01-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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As everyone has already said God of the drums. always end up goin back to zeppelin songs to work on grooves
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:10 AM
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How does Jon Bonham make the hi-hat / crash sound at 1:35 and other places in the song?
His playing seems to have this searing sound to it.

Is it just strength / technique? I watched this many times several months ago and it just blows me away, as it should, I reckon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73dvrir5kig
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:46 AM
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John Bonham / Led Zeppelin - We're Gonna Grove...lovely bell ride!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NTkV...eature=related
this is an awesome performance, Royal Albert Hall. I watch it over and over. Major ride crashing. Anyway, his drumming lives up to the Paiste names he's using .... "Giant beats"

There are some much slower versions of We're Gonna Groove, even by Zep themselves (earlier tour) but its so cool how they sped it up here.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:12 AM
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Giant Beats...Giant Drummer...Giant Drumming...

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this is an awesome performance, Royal Albert Hall. I watch it over and over. Major ride crashing. Anyway, his drumming lives up to the Paiste names he's using .... "Giant beats"

There are some much slower versions of We're Gonna Groove, even by Zep themselves (earlier tour) but its so cool how they sped it up here.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:53 PM
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How does Jon Bonham make the hi-hat / crash sound at 1:35 and other places in the song?
His playing seems to have this searing sound to it.

Is it just strength / technique? I watched this many times several months ago and it just blows me away, as it should, I reckon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73dvrir5kig
Right hand crashing hat, left hand hits cymbal as he puts his foot down to close hats.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:00 PM
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LOL, he does look exactly like Pippin, as someone in the comments stated :)!
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:18 PM
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LOL, he does look exactly like Pippin, as someone in the comments stated :)!
lol - it's true! I read the posts before listening to the link and was confused, wondering how on earth Bonzo could look like Pippin :)

Bonzo clearly kept working on new things. In early vids his stroke didn't look as smooth as it does in the Kashmir clip. When I first bought Presence I was shocked to hear him play a Cobhamesque monster fill in Achilles Last Stand. The Fool in the Rain half time shuffle sounded like a new toy too.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:10 PM
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The godfather of rock drumming.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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I'm wondering how he gets that sound. I've never heard anyone else s hi-hat and crash sound like that. Doesn't matter really it's just incredible playing.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:02 PM
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When I first bought Presence I was shocked to hear him play a Cobhamesque monster fill in [i]Achilles Last Stand.
Jimmy Page mentions that very fill in the Traps Magazine piece on Bonzo (2007), referring to it, with serious understatement as "absolute magic."
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:14 AM
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Jimmy Page mentions that very fill in the Traps Magazine piece on Bonzo (2007), referring to it, with serious understatement as "absolute magic."
The whole take is magic. Also love the snare/cymbal flurries - powerful and super effective. The groove he keeps with Jimmy Page is killer too. Would have liked a bit more dynamics in that song, though ...

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Old 02-05-2012, 05:28 AM
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Right hand crashing hat, left hand hits cymbal as he puts his foot down to close hats.
plus phase shifter (or flanger) on the cymbals. sometimes the studio recordings were slowed down to create the swells on cymbals and boom on drums (When The Levee Breaks).

and even the big cymbal crash in the live version of No Quarter from The Song Remains The Same contains flange (or phase shifter). Dazed And Confused (from The Song Remains The Same is actually slowed down.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:59 AM
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My Favorite drummer. One of the best drummera to live.Came up with most beats rock drummers play today. I love his ludwig vistalite kit too
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:08 AM
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Q: Who wrote the bible on rock drumming?

A: John Henry Bonham.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:52 AM
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Q: Who wrote the bible on rock drumming?

A: John Henry Bonham.
Too bad it is the old testament.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:55 AM
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Q: Who wrote the bible on rock drumming?

A: John Henry Bonham.
I have a copy, never get tired of it. Love Bonzo. Big influence for me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:58 AM
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Too bad it is the old testament.
Not sour grapes because the other bloke doesn't get the accolades, surely?
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:09 AM
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I posted a couple of videos of me playing Good Times, Bad Times, Fool In The Rain, and Hots On For Nowhere. Bonham is definitely my favorite and most influential drummer. Check out the videos and let me know what you think.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWFMk...&feature=feedu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYSqi...&feature=feedu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N-Tw...&feature=feedu
Good stuff!! Beautiful drums too but come on man, you've got to get that rack tom on a snare stand lol!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:11 AM
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Not sour grapes because the other bloke doesn't get the accolades, surely?
Well actually the other bloke does almost everywhere except this place, which is starting to speak volumes.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:18 AM
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...The bible remains the same!

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Too bad it is the old testament.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:43 AM
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Well actually the other bloke does almost everywhere except this place, which is starting to speak volumes.
But you did come back here anyway ;)!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:42 AM
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This site is worth checking out: http://www.johnbonham.co.uk/ The biography and quote pages are really good.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:11 AM
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Yes! it's a good site: The pictures, quotes, experiences from the other band members and friends...very good indeed!

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:08 AM
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Because of him I became a Drummer :D

Does anyone here are going to the Bonzo's Brithday Bash concert?
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:40 AM
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One of the few drummers I am truly angry at.

What he would have given would probably have dwarfed what he did.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:45 AM
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John Bonham is my hero. My inspiration to drumming. I patterned myself after him. He deserves all the fame and glory he has.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:01 PM
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Happy Birthday John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham :D

Thank you for being my inspiration to be a drummer, it's an honor
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Take a 6 minute vacation and listen to the sound of greatness:

http://youtu.be/RgAFoyIgskY
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:26 AM
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Man, you guys sure are making a huge fuss about this "Bonham" fella. I'll have to check out some of his stuff.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:29 AM
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Man, you guys sure are making a huge fuss about this "Bonham" fella. I'll have to check out some of his stuff.
Don't bother. He's been dead for 30 odd years. Anything he did would be well out of date by now. You've gotta move with the times......check out Travis Barker or Joey Jordison, they're way more modern and hip.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:35 AM
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Don't bother. He's been dead for 30 odd years. Anything he did would be well out of date by now. You've gotta move with the times......check out Travis Barker or Joey Jordison, they're way more modern and hip.
As I figured. Another lame dinosaur that people are worshiping without valid reason. Long live Travis Barker!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:41 AM
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Another lame dinosaur that people are worshiping without valid reason.
Totally. Ripped half his licks off Morello anyway.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:22 AM
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John Bonham will forever be the greatest rock drummer of all time! He is by far my favorite drummer ever... I was around 10 or 9 ( I wasn't playing drums at that point yet) when I heard his Moby Dick solo for the first time and it completely blew my mind and sparked my interest in drumming.. Long live Bonzo!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:53 AM
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Watso and PFOG are killin' me!

But Jay Osmond really had that Bonham thing down.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:27 AM
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Watso and PFOG are killin' me!.
I know :0.... Bonzo will send most modern drummers back to the practice pad to play paradiddles at 120 beats per minute
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:37 AM
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I know :0.... Bonzo will send most modern drummers back to the practice pad to play paradiddles at 120 beats per minute
Travis barker would send them all back for 130 beats per minute. Whoever this "Bonzo" character is, he obviously couldn't hold a candle to "Barko".
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 AM
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I know :0.... Bonzo will send most modern drummers back to the practice pad to play paradiddles at 120 beats per minute
120bpm? Not to be boastful, but I can do that with a leg in the air. I reckon many here could.....I know for a fact that Bo can.......hell, even Barker can play at 120.

Probably not Bonzo though, that dude couldn't count past 3. Check out all those triplets......ever heard of a friggen' grouping of 4, Bonham???
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:48 AM
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....ever heard of a friggen' grouping of 4, Bonham???
Sadly, as was earlier posted, this guy, (whoever he is) hasn't heard anything in the last 30 years or so.
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