Tuesday, January 1, 2008

How to sound like Led Zeppelin, impress friends, profit

Just in from a reader.

Wired's Listening Post is linking out to a GuitarPlayer article about how Jimmy Page was able to create the band's iconic sound.

“I had been on sessions with other drummers,” he once explained, “who, while they played pretty well, sounded like they were just hitting a cardboard box. The whole reason for that was they were sitting in a little drum booth, which just sucked the sound out of the drums. So right from the first album, I insisted that the drums were going to breathe, and that we were going to get a proper tone on them. Of course, given that set of circumstances, you couldn’t get a better drummer than John Bonham. He knew how to tune his drums.”

Check it out, it's a great read.

Thanks J.!!!

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