Cat Posted May 2, 2008 Share Posted May 2, 2008 Look to Web for Bonham that can't be beat Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - February 18, 2005 Author: Jim DeRogatis Because of his massively heavy but consistently subtle and flowing grooves, Led Zeppelin's John Bonham stands as the greatest drummer rock 'n' roll ever produced. His influence isn't limited to that genre, either: Bonzo is probably the most-sampled percussionist in history, second only perhaps to Clyde "the Funky Drummer" Stubblefield from James Brown's band. Now, an amazing new resource for home mix-masters and sample artists has surfaced in the form of a bounty of isolated drum tracks and outtakes from Zep's "In Through the Out Door"; you can hear the pure drumming in all of its power and glory, right down to the squeak of the bass drum pedal. I first heard the tracks at www.disndat.info/bonham/; by the time you read this, that site will probably have crashed or been shut down, but the audio snippets will no doubt have proliferated across the Web, so a quick Google search should turn them up. For drum geeks and Zepheads, this is the best gift since 2003's "The Led Zeppelin DVD." Also playing in heavy rotation: "Roxy Re-Modeled" (BasicLUX), a collection of 13 classics by glam-rockers Roxy Music remade by cutting-edge electronic dance artists such as Sunday People, Perfect Project and Abstract Foundation. Hmmm, maybe somebody can merge Bonham and Roxy; now there's a thought! Pop Music Critic Jim DeRogatis co-hosts "Sound Opinions," the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show, from 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays on WXRT-FM (93.1). E-mail him at email@example.com or visit him on the Web at www.jimdero.com. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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