vintage wrote:What happened to the world? Are you all daring to say that these people sound better then Bonham. The Only recordings I have heard that might be better then Led Zeppelins, are Joe Morrello on Take 5. Or Buddy Rich's Blues Caravan Album. But really, is there a recording better than When the Levee Breaks?
When the Levee Breaks isa great drum sound. Honestly, I still think Gadd has Bonham beat in the sound department overall.
Bonham's sound was definitely top notch for the era. Now, I look at it as a great sound, but a bit dated.
Sorry, but when Steve Gadd can walk into a gig 3 hours late obviously recovering from the night before, set his kit up, and give the engineer the best drum sound he's ever had, it has to count for something. (true story, told to me by the engineer).
really don't like when "best drum sound" is used with modern bands because a lot of the "Clearchannel" and "modern" stuff that sounds great is samples blended in.
Maybe I'm wrong, but when I think of "best drum sound", I think of the best combination of tuning and playing (yes, the player matters a LOT!) that will give the most consistent "great" sound day in and day out.
Of course, the beauty of this thread is that we're all stating opinions. The really great part about this thread is that by stating these opinions with reasons, there is a chance that we're all opening doors for each other to look at things in a different light........which should be what it's all about in the first place.