Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"We've done four already but now we're steady"

John "Bonzo" Bonham passed away 27 years ago today.
I have been listening to a fair amount of Led Zeppelin lately, and here are three of my favorite "Bonzo" moments on record:
1) Who can ever forget the "Godzilla stomp" that opens "When the Levee Breaks?"
Bonham, a drum kit down a stairwell and distance miking combined to creating the biggest drum BOOM on record.
2) "We've done four already, but now we're steady, and then they went one-two-three-four." That's what Bonzo says as he counts in the opening of "The Ocean." You remember that song, don't you? The Beastie Boys used it to form their song "She's Crafty."
3) Some people remember "D'yer Maker" for its reggae vibe or for Robert Plant's "oh-oh-oh-ohohoh!"
I remember it for another great Bonham performance. The drums propel the underrated song along.


Blogger Thomas said...

I just listened to The Ocean and had a little trouble hearing a couple of the words. Thanks for the info! From a Bonham/Page fan!

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