The 23 John Bonham Outtakes.
Mixing and recording are 20% of the equation, performance is 80%. I’m pretty sure these sessions were done with only 3 or 4 mics, I’ll look into it. For aspiring drummers, listen to how the bass drum dynamics and sound change depending on the hit, creating a repeating pattern. Also, notice the slight tempo changes and how they help create an enormous groove – further proof that drum editing can be bad…
Drum outtakes from Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door”, November-December 1978. Recorded at Polar Recording Studios.
Example 1: http://www.mixmymusic.net/bonham_files/BonhamFile01.mp3
Example 2: http://www.mixmymusic.net/bonham_files/BonhamFile02.mp3
All 23 Outtakes: Removed the direct download link due to popularity, email me for a copy
Please enjoy these outtakes with respect for their creators and their intentions. So please don’t make a shitty rap song out of them.