Friday, May 04, 2012

Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times

 It is crazy this song was recorded in 1969. Nobody, not even the Stones, was doing anything like this.  They made the rock and roll playbook out of whole cloth.  Listen to the drums, they are other-worldly even for now. Especially at 2:01, with the bass lead and then the awesome finish. 

People downplayed the genius of John "Bonzo" Bonham on this because of the rumor - started by drummers - that he used two kick bass drums. Not true. You can hear him on the high-hat symbols with the other foot.