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Redditch to erect a statue of John Bonham in his honour

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porgie66   

So this is where Bonzo's  drum set auction comes into play.  This is a wonderful thing but... I would think the members of Led Zeppelin would easily be able to make this funding goal?? :wtf:

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porgie66   
35 minutes ago, SteveAJones said:

If the surviving members "make it happen" then it's no longer a tribute by the general public. 

Ah, ok. I guess I overlooked the fact that it's a grass roots, home town sponsored gesture. 

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4 hours ago, porgie66 said:

Ah, ok. I guess I overlooked the fact that it's a grass roots, home town sponsored gesture. 

I don't think Page, Plant or Jones would attend any festivities either, as their presence may overshadow what is meant to be a tribute to John. Of course, I anticipate Jason will be there, and several Bonham family members. THAT will really make it a memorable day!   

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Mook   

Does anyone else think the statue looks a bit mad? I mean it might be great in the flesh but all the tympanis and cymbals could look a bit 'busy'.

I was think it would just be him standing like most statues you see.

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4 hours ago, Mook said:

Does anyone else think the statue looks a bit mad? I mean it might be great in the flesh but all the tympanis and cymbals could look a bit 'busy'.

I was think it would just be him standing like most statues you see.

Yeah, it looks a bit cluttered from the artist's impression, but hopefully the real statue will look better when you see it in the flesh.

At least he's not clutching a mudshark or doing jobbies in a handbag.

 

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Bozoso73   

hahahaha. . jobbies in a handbag. .I hope that the Bonham family have given their blessings. . We couldnt have the greatest dummer of all time "standing" there. .kinda defeats the purpose of him and his craft. . It is a little busy in a 3.25 mega pixel fake pic so lets hope that when its done it does him absolute justice:)

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Mook   
1 hour ago, Bozoso73 said:

hahahaha. . jobbies in a handbag. .I hope that the Bonham family have given their blessings. . We couldnt have the greatest dummer of all time "standing" there. .kinda defeats the purpose of him and his craft. . It is a little busy in a 3.25 mega pixel fake pic so lets hope that when its done it does him absolute justice:)

 

There are stutues of The Beatles in Liverpool without a drum or guitar in sight.

I think having the whole drum kit there is a bit much, hopefully I'm wrong and it looks great.

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Bozoso73   
17 minutes ago, Mook said:

 

There are stutues of The Beatles in Liverpool without a drum or guitar in sight.

I think having the whole drum kit there is a bit much, hopefully I'm wrong and it looks great.

I see your point Mook but if you think about it, most pics of the Beatles werent "action" shots. . they were always posing . . Most shots of Bonzo were as we remember. . slaying his kit. .Most of the statues out there are a reflection or recreation of that person(s) doing what made them enough to be immortalized in the first place. . Old was generals on horses (being torn down now in some cases), Flying to the hoop ala Air Jordan, or Marines putting a flag post in the ground. . they are in ACTION. . I just doesnt seem to do him justice standing there maybe NEXT to a set when he was the greatest when BEHIND it:):)

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I actually think the whole inert statue concept is now passe.

Obviously budget and location was a limiting factor on this occasion, but some sort of multimedia, interactive installation would have been great. 

I literally want to feel Bonham's legendary bass drum beater in the walls of my gut as I approach him. 

 

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Mook   
59 minutes ago, Bozoso73 said:

I see your point Mook but if you think about it, most pics of the Beatles werent "action" shots. . they were always posing . . Most shots of Bonzo were as we remember. . slaying his kit. .Most of the statues out there are a reflection or recreation of that person(s) doing what made them enough to be immortalized in the first place. . Old was generals on horses (being torn down now in some cases), Flying to the hoop ala Air Jordan, or Marines putting a flag post in the ground. . they are in ACTION. . I just doesnt seem to do him justice standing there maybe NEXT to a set when he was the greatest when BEHIND it:):)

Yeah, all fair points.

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porgie66   
15 hours ago, Mook said:

Does anyone else think the statue looks a bit mad? I mean it might be great in the flesh but all the tympanis and cymbals could look a bit 'busy'.

I was think it would just be him standing like most statues you see.

It's very hard to tell what's going on in that photo and I haven't seen any other pics on a Google search. I think the whole idea is wonderful and just hope whoever the sculptor is, he has a sense of taste and can render the feeling of Bonzo playing. I hope it's not a cluttered up mess. It really depends on the artists aesthetic.  In some ways I think a relief would make more sense if it's going to be an action shot because there is so much air space between drums and cymbals. This could be very moving if it's done right , in Bronze.  Bronzo!

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