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Just rediscovered Led Zepp II - listening to Moby **** and thought occurred to me - is there a better drummer than John Bonham? For that matter is there a better Rock band than Led Zepp?
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Yeh,Ginger Baker and Cozy Powell
Jimmy Chamberlain, Ex Smashing Pumpkins, now ZWAN
Stephen Perkins, Janes Addiction, Porno for Pyros, and back to Janes Addiction.
These are two who make Bonham (who was excellent by the way) look very ordinary.
Ginger Baker is still no slouch either, did you see his solo's in the Cream re-union gigs?
I saw him do a 20 minute instrumental piece at Ronnie Scotts once.
Other - lesser - drummers might call it a solo
Incidentally, he's just had John Bonham's kit as used on Led Zep II reproduced and it now forms one half of his touring rig.
(The band is 'Dream Theatre' btw)
Maybe not the best talent but Keith Moon was the best to watch!
We had this thread once before.
Nobody....that's nobody... had more of an effect and influence on rock drummers that came after him, even to this day. Bonham took rock drumming and rang it's throat until it squeeked and then began to play it like the devils fiddle. The man was and will always be - the best.
Another vote for Bonham here ... listen to 'How The West Was Won' and weep. :o)
I'm no expert, but I don't think he was technically as good as some of the other drummers mentioned above, but for sheer raw power he couldn't (and still can't) be beat.
Taiko Drummers take some beating :0 for raw power.
Forgive me if I'm out of order here, but is the only reason we know who's best drummer is because they used to indulge in tedious 15-20min drum solos that often took what appeared to be the whole side of an album. The bit for me that makes the Bonham one on Moby **** is when the music kicks back in. I bet there are other brilliant, but lesser know drummers who don't show off BTW I'm not a fan of indulgent solos of guitar or keyboard either.
John Lennon was once asked if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world. He replied..."Ringo isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles!!"
No Pete - you prefer computer generated music from talentless oiks, right ?
ROTFL @ Sitka
....but Moby **** is not considered Bonham's best work.
It was just a fashion of the time for indulgence.
Rock and Roll
When the levee breaks
and we've only just done the first three months.
Nah, you've got it all wrong.
It's the Eveready Bunny.
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