Classic rock man
Drummers aren't meant to steal the show, they’re supposed to hold it down like a rock. John Bonham was a goddamn boulder, a giant walloping mountain tops with redwoods, Paul Bunyan stomping on the Grand Canyon.
Ironically, he ended up hogging the spotlight from Page’s hyperspeed guitar crunch, the multi-instrumentalist virtuosities of J.P. Jones, and the showboating pomposity of Pretty Boy Plant.
When you hear Led Zeppelin records today, what stands out are those massive snare bombs, skin-tight 4/4s, and mind-blowing fills where you can still hear every…single…beat.
Still not convinced? Go out, buy the Led Zeppelin DVD, skip to the chapter with “Moby Dick”, and don’t say another word.
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