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Slaterm
Slaterm  8496 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2006 - 10:47 PM

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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Hergestridge
7 Aug 2006 - 11:08 PM

Yeh,Ginger Baker and Cozy Powell

BOB S
BOB S  122622 forum posts
7 Aug 2006 - 11:13 PM

Different era:

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?

BOB

MeanGreeny
7 Aug 2006 - 11:21 PM

Buddy Rich.

I saw him do a 20 minute instrumental piece at Ronnie Scotts once.

Other - lesser - drummers might call it a solo

User_Removed
8 Aug 2006 - 5:44 AM

Mike Portnoy...

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)

steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
8 Aug 2006 - 6:29 AM

Maybe not the best talent but Keith Moon was the best to watch!

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022904 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 7:01 AM

We had this thread once before.

John Bonham.

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.

pfheyes
pfheyes  10254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 7:05 AM

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.

Pete

User_Removed
8 Aug 2006 - 7:10 AM

Taiko Drummers take some beating :0 for raw power.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 7:29 AM

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 Wink BTW I'm not a fan of indulgent solos of guitar or keyboard either.

Sitka01
Sitka01  8
8 Aug 2006 - 7:35 AM

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!!" Smile

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315557 forum posts England
8 Aug 2006 - 7:35 AM

No Pete - you prefer computer generated music from talentless oiks, right ?

Wink

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315557 forum posts England
8 Aug 2006 - 7:36 AM

ROTFL @ Sitka Smile

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022904 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 7:36 AM

....but Moby **** is not considered Bonham's best work.
Wink
It was just a fashion of the time for indulgence.

Rock and Roll
Black Dog
When the levee breaks
and we've only just done the first three months.

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 7:41 AM

Nah, you've got it all wrong.

It's the Eveready Bunny.

Tongue

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